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Earthquake Insurance in Salt Lake City, UT & Las Vegas, NV

It happened: a massive earthquake struck where you live. Now what?

If you're covered with an earthquake insurance policy, you are in good standing. But if you simply had homeowners insurance, the damage and repair is unlikely to be covered by the carrier if a quake strikes. Earthquake damage could severely affect what is most likely your most valuable asset: your home.

This is why it's important to equip yourself and your family with the coverage you need. American Insurance & Investment Corp. provides earthquake insurance to clients in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, Farmington and surrounding areas across the state.
 

Understanding Earthquake Insurance

Depending on where you live, earthquakes can be rare, but they can have significant repercussions. Aside from incurring damage to sentimental items and causing unexpected problems, even a tremor can mean serious losses and subsequent home renovations. Rebuilding your home as is can be a costly process without the cushion of insurance.

Earthquake insurance can be tailored for a variety of budgets and circumstances. For example, rates may be lower for homes made out of wood versus homes made out of brick, as wooden homes are better at absorbing quakes. Your rate will also depend on your location and the probability of an earthquake occurring. Single-story homes are also less vulnerable to quakes than multi-story homes.

Personal property claims are another section of earthquake insurance. Instead of covering your home itself, these claims cover belongings such as furniture or electronics affected by the quake. Additional Living Expenses (ALE), or loss of use, covers costs to live elsewhere while your home is evacuated or under repair.
 

Anticipate the Unlikely

According to the United States Geological Survey's recent U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps released in 2014, 42 of the 50 states "have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake in [a building's typical lifetime of] 50 years."

Consider the ramifications of an earthquake striking and your home being affected. You could have to pay to rebuild your home while also paying your existing mortgage, and for you and your family to stay elsewhere while your home is rebuilt.

Just as with flood insurance, you can add earthquake coverage to an existing homeowners policy or keep it separate. Excluding this coverage from your portfolio of protection could be disastrous. Contact us today to learn how we could help you.

Our Locations

Salt Lake Office

448 South 400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Main office: 801-364-3434
Toll free: 800-736-3436

Las Vegas Office

6765 West Russell Road, Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Main office: 702-877-1760
Toll free: 877-806-5317

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Testimonials

During Mid-States over 25-year business relationship with American Insurance, we have always found Dave Bradshaw and his staff to be willing to help us in any way. They respond immediately to any needs that we might have, and provide assistance that exceeds what you would normally expect from an insurance broker. It would not be a stretch to say that American Insurance is essential to our business operations. The staff at American Insurance is professional, knowledgeable, and completely trustworthy.
Steve Kidd, President - Mid State Consultants, Inc., Nephi, UT
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