April is National Financial Capability Month

Insure Against Earthquakes: What's Your recovery plan? Knowing how you'll rebuild your life and home after an earthquake brings peace of mind. Illustration of a person securing and overhead light fixture and of a person seated in front of a laptop computer. Speech bubbles: Know your earthquake risk and possible impacts. Identify and fix home hazards to lesson damage. Make an emergency financial first-aid kit.

What does financial capability have to do with earthquakes? An important part of building and maintaining financial capability is preparing financially for emergencies and disasters. Take advantage of National Financial Capability Month to urge the people in your network to prepare financially for earthquakes by taking actions such as creating an emergency financial first aid kit and asking an insurance agent about earthquake insurance.

Taking steps today to prepare financially for disasters can strengthen and speed recovery afterwards.

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Equitable Access to Affordable Earthquake Insurance webinar: view the recording

Equitable Access to Affordable Earthquake Insurance: A Resilience Challenge. Webinar logo.

If you missed the live webinar Equitable Access to Affordable Earthquake Insurance on February 8, you can still catch the informative presentations and thought-provoking discussion by viewing the recording of the event — now available on CREW’s Earthquake Insurance Webinars page.

The panelists for this webinar were:

  • Carolyn Kousky, Associate Vice President for Economics and Policy at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Check out Dr. Kousky’s book: Understanding Disaster Insurance: New Tools for a More Resilient Future.
  • Kate Stillwell, founder of the parametric earthquake insurance company Jumpstart and President of Parametric Insurance at Neptune Flood Insurance.
  • Lynda Foster, Claim Manager, and co-chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Advisory Council, at California Earthquake Authority (CEA).
  • Douglas Heller, Director of Insurance at Consumer Federation of America, and member of the U.S. Departnent of Treasury’s Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance.