With Hurricane Irma imminent many military families are on edge. Several military bases in Florida and Georgia have started evacuating people causing military families to wonder about money and their belongings if in the event they are damaged.
If you’ve been on Facebook today you may have seen the following floating around in your newsfeed:
If your zone is evacuated and you have homeowners or renters insurance through USAA, call them and let them know they will pay for your gas, food and hotel to evacuate. It’s called prohibited usage for emergencies under renters/owners insurance. They will cover lodging for up to two weeks. 1-800-531-8722
We know that this is a sensitive time and people are worried about having funds available if in the event they are displaced. We wanted to verify this information so that we could make sure people don’t rely on something that may not be true.
We recently contacted USAA’s communications team and was told the following word for word:
Homeowners and renters policies can vary state-to-state, we recommend you review what’s covered in your policy or visit USAA’s mobile app, USAA.com or call 1-800-531-USAA (8722) for questions you may have.
We dug a little deeper on the USAA site and found out that :
- Evacuation expenses may only be covered if your property sustains a loss.
- Certain types of property may have limitations under homeowners and renters policies.
- Coverage suspensions could restrict your access to coverage or prohibit policy adjustments.
You can read additional official details from this USAA website post by clicking here.
Please share this post with everyone you know. We don’t want people to assume this is automatic.
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