Your Clients Need to Know These Tips for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, a time for your clients to prep for and practice how to handle disasters. This year’s theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

When disaster strikes, time is of the essence. That’s why it’s crucial for your clients to not only have a plan of action but to also have materials they may need gathered in a safe location and to practice their plan before it’s too late.

From wildfires to hurricanes to tornados to earthquakes, your clients may face a wide range of hazardous conditions. Protecting their families can include learning life-saving skills such as first aid and CPR, collecting provisions such as food and water, securing cash and important documents such as insurance policies, and taking practical steps such as shutting off water and gas.

The Department of Homeland Security’s yearly awareness campaign invites your clients to get a plan of action ready, and we ask you as their agents to do the same.

Here are the month’s weekly themes:

Week 1 September 1-8: Make and Practice Your Plan

Talk to your clients about:

  • Making an emergency plan
  • Signing up for alerts and warnings in their areas
  • Learning their evacuation zones
  • Practicing their plan
Week 2: September 9-15: Learn Life-Saving Skills

Talk to your clients about:

  • Knowing basic home maintenance
  • Learning how to turn off utilities
  • Testing smoke alarms throughout their homes
  • Learning life-saving skills such as CPR
Week 3: September 16-22: Check Your Insurance Coverage

Talk to your clients about:

  • Checking their insurance policies for adequate coverage
  • Learning about other types of insurance they may need for their loved ones and their homes
Week 4: September 23-29: Save For an Emergency

Talk to your clients about:

  • Planning their finances for possible disasters
  • Maintain emergency savings

In times of disaster, quality health insurance may help your clients face challenges brought about by hazardous conditions. Help them make proper preparations for themselves and their loved ones. Make sure they know about:


Visit the National Preparedness Month campaign website for more information on this significant opportunity to raise awareness.


Note that STM and limited benefit insurance do not count as minimum essential coverage required by the Affordable Care Act. They are not sufficient forms of coverage to avoid facing a tax penalty. They are not suitable to serve as sole medical coverage. Review any policy terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions, and/or restrictions with your clients prior to making any product recommendations.


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Your Clients Need to Know These Tips for National Preparedness Month