READYColorado Blog: Title: Get Insured Colorado: Avoiding Insurance Pitfalls and Scams

Our last Get Insured Colorado topic is avoiding insurance pitfalls and scams.   Most insurance pitfalls result in paying higher premiums or the loss of insurance coverage.  Insurance scams can be avoided by following these three steps: stop, call and confirm. 

Common Insurance Pitfalls

Avoid common pitfalls that may result in paying higher premiums or even losing insurance. Consider carrying a higher deductible. It will save you money on your premium and discourage you from filing small claims that may put you at risk for non-renewal.

Get Insured Colorado Preparedness Campaign

During the month of May DHSEM is partnering with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA), Colorado Association of Realtors and Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies to provide insurance preparedness and information.

You can view these tips and information by visiting our READYColorado social media platforms (you do not need to have a Twitter or Facebook account to read the information) with the links below:

RFQ: Request for Qualifications Airport Master Plan Study

The San Luis Valley Regional Airport is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide planning services in the development of an Airport Master Plan Study and associated Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the San Luis Valley Regional Airport (Airport), in Alamosa, Colorado. This RFQ for planning services will be a standalone project and is anticipated to be funded, in part, by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Free Health & Wellness Resources for DVP-Funded Organizations

vicky-tall.jpgAs partners of Colorado’s Project Catalyst, DVP and Violence Free Colorado would like to offer resources for funded organizations geared towards the health, wellness, and safety of domestic violence survivors. Any DVP-funded organization is eligible to receive these free resources, which include reproductive coercion toolkits, first aid kits, individual use over-the-counter medication, and more.


READYColorado Blog: Get Insured Colorado: Are You Prepared for Wind and Tornado Damages?

A standard homeowners policy covers damage from strong winds and tornadoes. Cars are covered if you carry optional comprehensive coverage on your policy.  Approximately 1,200 tornadoes occur in the United State each year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

READYColorado Blog: Flood Insurance: What is Covered?

Have you experienced flood damage to your home or business as a result of Colorado rainstorms? There are always many questions from the community on what is covered by insurance companies or other programs. The first step is to meet with your insurance agent to review your policy. Flood damage is covered under a separate flood insurance policy and not under your general policy. Flood insurance is purchased directly from your insurance agent.

READYColorado Blog: Wildland Fire Insurance: Property and Financial Preparedness

Wildfires continue to be a growing threat in the Rocky Mountain Region where population is booming in high-risk wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas. While many people move to and live in Colorado for its forests, mountains and breathtaking views, they don’t always see the potential risks of losing their homes to wildfire – even in suburban neighborhoods. It is critical homeowners understand the risks of living in wildfire prone areas, the potential insurance impacts and what steps they should take to protect themselves, their property and personal finances.