Flooding and Wind-damage from remnants of Typhoon Merbok The Alaska Division of Insurance is providing information to assist insurance consumers in the aftermath of the severe storm. Linked you will find our Post-Disaster Claims Guide. If you have questions please contact 907-269-7900 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Individual Disaster Assistance Recovery Information is available here: Ready.Alaska.gov/Recovery/IA If you require shelter at this time you may contact the American Red Cross of Alaska office at 907-646-5467 (Juneau), 907-486-4040 (Kodiak) or 907-646-5400 (Anchorage). Division of Insurance Regulating the insurance industry to protect Alaskan consumers Lori Wing-HeierDivision Director Lori Wing-Heier was appointed Director of the Division of Insurance in February 2014. Director Wing-Heier has approximately 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including as a broker and agent. She most recently served as Director of Risk Management at a large Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporation where she designed and implemented a comprehensive enterprise-wide risk management program. She also served as senior vice-president at a national brokerage, working with Alaskan entities throughout the state, and as president of the Alaska Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers, Inc. Headlines Disaster Preparedness and Your Insurance If you experience a insurance related claims-handling issue after a disaster, you are welcome to contact Consumer Services at the Alaska Division of Insurance 907-269-7900 with your concerns. Consumers can file complaint regarding their encountered issue on this website. For more information about filing a complaint, select this link. 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B18-16 (supersedes B18-15): Fair treatment of consumers following the Anchorage earthquake on November 30, 2018 Press Release: Alaska Division of Insurance Provides Earthquake Guidance NAIC Consumers Guide to Earthquake Insurance Landslide Resources Is home and business insurance coverage for landslides the same as for mudflow or earthquake? No. A landslide is considered an “earth movement” event so, like an earthquake, it is excluded from standard homeowners and business insurance policies. However, you can buy what’s commonly known as a “Difference in Conditions” policy (which typically offers all-in-one coverage for landslides, mudflows, earthquakes, and floods). Difference in Conditions policies are sold by surplus lines insurers; your insurance professional can help you find a surplus lines insurer that will meet your needs. Will an earthquake insurance policy cover my home or business for landslides as well? 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