Say Insurance Agents Have a Vital Role to Play in Sandy Recovery

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Online Insurance resource will be focusing on Sandy-related queries in the aftermath of the superstorm and say now is the time for insurance agents to provide real value.

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"The knowledge available from insurance agents is a vital resource, that’s so important in times like this. That’s why we started YIQ.”

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, would like to announce that our members are ready to answer any insurance questions arising from the disaster. The service is already available to anyone who has an insurance question to ask and wants to get it answered by an expert for free. The focus will be on helping those affected by Sandy, as they are most in need.

At the announcement, Your Insurance Question(YIQ) founder Patrick Sitkins said, “It’s in these situations that professional insurance agents really provide value. There are businesses and individuals on the East Coast who are benefitting from their agent’s proactive risk management work right now. There will be thousands more who will get help from their agent in rebuilding their business or their home.”

“Our network and other insurance agents provide a vital service in helping people get back on their feet. Right now, there will be people who don’t know where to start in recovering their business or repairing their home. An insurance agent can help them to understand what they can claim for, and will give advice on how the recovery process works. The knowledge available from insurance agents is a vital resource, that’s so important in times like this. That’s why we started YIQ.”

He went on to talk about the role of YIQ in the recovery, “Each of our members is dedicated to helping people understand the insurance & risk management industry, especially in extreme circumstances like Sandy. We’re already answering questions related to the disaster and that will be our focus in the coming days and weeks. When these kinds of disasters strike, everyone has a part to play in the recovery process. Our role will be to help those affected by providing them a resource of expert advice.”

“We believe that people should be given the tools to get the most out of their insurance coverage, and their insurance agent. We’re committed to providing that information for free.” is an expert-curated online insurance resource that allows business owners and individuals to ask insurance related questions. The questions are then answered by handpicked insurance agencies from all over the US and Canada. The idea is that anyone can ask a question and the answer they get is guaranteed to come from an expert source. Alongside the questions, the site also offers blogs and whitepapers that breakdown complex insurance issues. It’s a resource that provides help for anyone with an insurance question, a vital resource in the aftermath of a disaster like Sandy.

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