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Important Update: Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage

The FDIC deposit insurance rules have undergone a series of changes starting in the fall of 2008. As a result, certain previously published information related to FDIC insurance coverage may not reflect the current rules. For details about the changes, visit Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage. For more information about FDIC insurance, go to www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/index.html or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). For the hearing-impaired, the number is 1-800-925-4618.

Summer 2011

Disaster Preparedness: Sources of Help

The federal government offers tips and resources. In particular, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes consumer information about disaster preparedness, manages the federal flood insurance program, and helps communities develop strategies to minimize potential losses from floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. For emergency preparedness tips from FEMA for individuals and businesses, visit www.ready.gov. Also check out USA.gov’s “Disasters and Emergencies” Web site at www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/PublicSafety/Disasters.shtml.

Your state and local offices of emergency preparedness can help identify potential risks in your area and organizations that can be of assistance. Find them online at www.ready.gov/america/local/index.html.

Mymoney.gov is the federal government’s one-stop source for financial education resources online. Search “disasters” to find resources on disaster planning and recovery from financial agencies or look into specific topics such as how to receive federal benefit payments by direct deposit. Check it out at www.mymoney.gov.

For additional resources on how to recover financially from a disaster, see Disaster Recovery and Your Money: A Basic To-Do List.


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Last Updated 8/30/2011

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