Take a deep breath everyone. This section of our Important Papers Project is a doozey! Section 3 is for our Insurance papers. (If you missed the first two sections, you can find them here (Section 1: Emergency Info) and here (Section 2: Addresses & Contacts).)
You may not have a need for every insurance that is listed on this cover page, so don’t let the long list intimidate you. However, it is still a lot of information to gather.
You’ll want to make sure this section always contains your most up to date insurance policies (so it’s not a bad idea to go back and review this section on a yearly basis or so) along with up to date copies of all your insurance cards. Any time you get a new policy/card, just make a copy and stick it in its appropriate location.
Also, you will want to decide whether or not you want to keep the originals documents here. It may be wise to just keep a copy in this folder and then have the originals in a fireproof box or safe. Your call though.
Anyway, good luck with this one. It’s going to take me a while to sort through all my insurance crap information to see what needs to be kept and what needs to be tossed. Oh well, nothing like killing a weekend with some organization! 😀