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Are we insured for meteors?


Are we insured for meteors?

Reading of the apparent meteor strike whose impact shattered windows and blew in doors that injured hundreds in the tough Russia rust-belt city of Chelyabinsk, one of my editors wondered:

What if a meteor hit here? 
Would our property insurance cover the damage?

Direct damage due to falling objects would generally be covered in a commercial property insurance policy," Cole Henry, senior vice president of corporate underwriting for Tokio Marine's Philadelphia Insurance Companies, told me through spokesman Bill Procopio.

"Meteors would not be excluded.”

Joseph N. DiStefano
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