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September 24, 2009

Missouri Department of Insurance to returning military members: make sure you are still covered

Jefferson City, Mo - As thousands of military personnel prepare to return from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months, they should review their insurance coverage to make sure they and their families stay protected no matter where they are, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance.

"With frequent moves and changes in deployment status, members of the armed services face a unique situation when it comes to insurance," said John M Huff, director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration. "By staying on top of their insurance options, military personnel can make sure that they have the right coverage for any situation regardless of where they may be stationed."

The department offers the following tips for those in the armed services.

 Auto insurance

Homeowners insurance

 Health insurance

 Life insurance

Consumers with questions or complaints can contact the Department of Insurance Consumer Hotline at 1-800-726-7390 or visit insurance.mo.gov.

About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.

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