The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) recently released a free disaster preparedness mobile application, Know Your Plan, which provides safety tips, communication tools and checklists for common disasters.
Know Your Plan is currently available for iTunes and can be found by searching for the Insurance Information Institute. This application is the second in a series of apps created by the I.I.I.
Know Your Stuff, available on both Android and iPhone, was created in 2011 and logs home inventory information.
The Know Your Plan application has several checklists containing preparedness steps and property protection steps. Users are able to build their own customized checklists from scratch. Every list allows users to set completion dates, record progress and add personal notes to various tasks.
There are also other options. Users can share their lists with friends and family members. The app also provides up-to-the-minute data about disaster details and local evacuatoin routes.
Note-taking features for individual tasks are also included, and users have the option to select due dates for their checklists. A countdown feature is included for progress tracking. There is a Google Crisis Response feed allowing access to emergency information from local sources.
During the past 10 years, insurance companies have spent almost $250 billion settling claims for disaster victims throughout the United States. This easy-to-use application, which has the potential to reach thousands of insurance consumers, can ultimately help individuals in a time of crisis. Some of the new app’s features include the following editable checklists:
- Severe Cold
- Emergency Kit
- Blank Checklist
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