The Ohio Department of Insurance is assisting small business owners who are attempting to recover from the recent storms.
Lieutenant Governor and D.I.S. Director Mary Taylor is giving businesses advice to deal with their insurance coverage.
"The first step for business owners who suffered an interruption in service and damaged products and property is to get in touch with their insurance agent," Taylor said. "They will be able to assist in sorting out the particulars of the policy and help you get back on your feet."
Taylor added that if business owners received damage they should collect copies of receipts for damaged items with photos of the property to share with their agent.
Taylor also shared this information to assist business owners in preparing for potential future severe weather or natural disasters:
Minimize your insurance risks by:
Review your insurance needs and your current policies:
The Office of the Ohio Treasurer recently announced businesses that suffered damage can apply to obtain up to a three percent interest rate reduction on new or existing loans for construction or to improve cash flow through the Ohio Treasury's Renew Ohio & Rebuild Ohio emergency financing programs.