SOCIETY OFFERS COUNSELING
The Society of Financial Services Professionals (Bryn Mawr, PA), has assembled a volunteer force to respond to questions about financial matters from survivors and family members of the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Questions may be submitted to www.financialpro.org, and will be answered by a panel of experts, free of charge.
PRU HANDLES CLAIMS
A mobile claims operations was set up by Prudential Financial (Newark, NJ) at Hoboken, NJ Train/Ferry Terminal. Victims' family members may come to the Prudential van to report claims for life insurance or property loss or damage.
INFO OFFICE OPENS
The US insurance industry has established a Disaster Insurance Information Office (DIIO) at the offices of the Insurance Information Institute, 110 William St., in lower Manhattan. A Web site, www.disasterinformation.org, also will offer information on insurance coverages and refer people to insurers, government agencies, and other sources of assistance.
EBIX.COM RAISES FUNDS
Ebix.com Inc. (Atlanta) launched a fundraising initiative that will donate all proceeds to the Nasdaq Disaster Relief Fund, a non-profit fund that will provide immediate and long-term solutions for the families and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Ebix.com will contribute 50 cents for every dollar donated towards the first $25,000; Nasdaq will then match dollar-for-dollar the first $1 million donated to its fund. Contributions can be made online at www.ebix.com.