Protect Your Small Business When Hurricane Season Strikes
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Protect Your Small Business Clients When Hurricane Season Strikes


Protect Your Small Business Clients When Hurricane Season Strikes

As we enter into the middle of hurricane season in Louisiana, we want you and your small business clients to be properly insured and prepared. 

The first step is making sure you have an adequate policy in place. At Lane & Associates, we have several highly rated commercial property markets to insure against the damages caused from storms.

If you are looking to expand your clients coverage, we also offer business interruption coverage. A business interruption policy will help you for ongoing expenses when a peril keeps the office closed for an extended period of time.

Review your client’s’ insurance policies to make sure they have the appropriate coverage for hurricane and storm-related damage. As hurricane season approaches, make it a normal part of your business practice to perform a complete insurance checkup.

In addition to making sure your business is fully covered to protect against storms and hurricanes, it’s best practice to utilize hurricane preparedness tools like the ones offered by: NOAA, Ready.Gov and LDI to keep you and your employees safe and prepared.   

When it comes to being prepared for a hurricane, here are some key takeaways to remember:

  • Stay updated – make sure you are tracking the storm and following news alerts for your area. Know the difference between watches and warnings.
  • Confirm emergency contacts – update your emergency contact list and ensure you have all staff’s most recent “in case of emergency” contact information.
  • Unplug – if a storm is predicted to land and you are expecting potential wind or rain water damages, unplug your non-essential office equipment.
  • Protect your records – store important company documents in a safe location, or make sure everything is backed up online.
  • Secure the building – lock and secure all doors and board windows if necessary.
  • Evacuate in time – make sure your employees are able to get home safely and that they have time to evacuate the area if necessary.


Contact Lane & Associates today to safeguard your client’s businesses. In these ever-changing times of climate and insurance, remember Lane & Associates, Inc. is here for you.  

Meet Casey Lane Jr., one of our Underwriters! When he's out of the office, Casey enjoys watching Saint's football, listening to music and cheering on his four children at their sporting events. His favorite part of his job is building relationships with the agents he serves. Fun fact: you're not just seeing double, Casey is a twin!

Meet Chris Weego, one of Lane & Associates' Underwriters. Chris' favorite part about working at Lane is working with his coworkers and our agents. When he's not working, Chris enjoys playing golf, hanging out with his two dogs, Wrigley & Fox, watching his kids play sports, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!

Meet Don Lundy, Lane & Associates’ newest Underwriter. Don’s favorite part of his position is the ability to efficiently serve our agents so that they can provide service to their clients. Outside of the office, Don enjoys photography and watching his son bowl. A fun fact about Don is that his favorite movie is the Star Wars series!