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Hurricane season is officially upon us and that means one thing – it’s time to talk insurance.

For those who keep your boats on coastal waterways or anywhere throughout the Southeast United States, it’s important to be prepared if and when a hurricane hits. A big part of that involves knowing what to do when it comes to your boat insurance policy.

In the past, we’ve highlighted what to do to prepare early on in the season. We’ve talked about the important steps of taking an inventory, with photos, of your boat and its contents and having a detailed storm plan on-hand and ready to go the moment a storm is forecasted – but what about after the storm has passed?

Our very own experts at Sea Insure have offered up five simple tips to filing a claim:

Don’t let out-of-pocket repair bills sink you this hurricane season. Make sure you’re covered for whatever Mother Nature might throw your way. Ask questions, know your policy and be proactive.

Sea Insure shared with us, that it is good to have your Insurance Company information in a safe spot (not on your vessel) and be able to access it when filing a claim. For those of you that are policyholders with Sea Insure, Chris McKinnon shared some direct claim contact information to make your claims reporting a little easier:

If you are a New Hampshire Insurance Company policyholder, please call 888-760-9195 or email hoclaims.pcg@aig.com

If you are a Markel Marine policyholder, please call 800-362-7535 or email newclaims@markelcorp.com

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