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Earthquake Protection

Protecting your family and home from an earthquake.

Chubb offers many different types of earthquake coverage; however, the availability and breadth of coverage depends on your location and other factors. Contact your independent agent or broker to understand the coverage options available to you.

Even though we still can’t predict earthquakes or how strong they’ll be, there are steps you can take to help mitigate the dangers of the next earthquake. For example, as a Chubb client, you’ll receive tips and actions you can take, like the ones below, to help you protect your home and family from earthquake damage. 


Steps To Prepare Now for an Earthquake

  1. Make sure your home is stable. Have a licensed contractor check the chimney, roof and foundation for issues. Taking the time now to ensure that the house is bolted to the foundation and that the roof and chimney are in good shape can minimize damage later.
  2. Secure the water heater. Approved strapping should be used to tightly fasten the water heater to the wall studs.
  3. Attach bookcases, heavy furnishings and appliances to walls and floors. The less things can move and/or tip, the better off you’ll be.
  4. Know where your shutoff valves are. Obviously, you need to have your water, gas and electric running every day, but if an earthquake happens, you’ll need to be able to shut them off quickly to keep your home and family safe.
  5. Keep heavy shoes and gloves near the bed. If an earthquake happens during the night, these will protect your feet and hands from debris, broken glass and other sharp objects on the floor or around your home.
  6. Prepare an emergency kit, just in case. Gather first-aid supplies, as well as flashlights, a portable radio, extra batteries, canned food (and a can opener), a fire extinguisher (ABC rated), bottled water, cash, blankets, clothing and sanitary/hygienic supplies.

Earthquake coverage options and availability vary by state; please consult with your agent or broker to discuss earthquake insurance. 


This information is descriptive only. All products may not be available in all jurisdictions. Coverage is subject to the language of the policies as issued.

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