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FEMA Reaches Out to People With Insurance Affected by Sandy

Sandy survivors should submit insurance settlement information to FEMA right away.

Superstorm Sandy survivors who have insurance need to get their insurer's information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as soon as possible, according to Parsippany Police.

According to a news release FEMA distributed through the PPD,  those who registered with the agency and indicated that they are insured should send in their insurance settlement information to FEMA as soon as they receive it. The settlement documents allow the agency to determine if survivors have uninsured or underinsured losses that are eligible for federal assistance, according to the statement.

By law FEMA cannot pay deductibles or provide financial assistance for losses covered by insurance. Aid decisions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

To submit insurance documentation:

• Gather insurance documents and any settlement information.

• Write the applicant’s name, FEMA registration number and 4086-DR-NJ on each page.

• Send a copy of these documents to FEMA.

You can submit the information via fax at 800-827-8112. You can use snail mail: National Processing Service Center, P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville, Md. 20782-8055. You can also drop them off at a Disaster Recovery Center; the nearest one is in Morris Plains at 51 Jim Fear Drive, and other locations are listed online. Information is also available on the Parsippany Police website .

The township's Office of Emergency Management is headed by Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo with the assistance of Capt. Jeffrey T. Storms, making Parsippany law enforcement the township's official liaison to FEMA.

Survivors can call the federal agency with questions at 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and assistance is available in many languages.

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