Readiness at Home
Disasters can occur in any season, but according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, some of the most common disaster risks in winter are storms and extreme cold. These can knock out heat, power, and communications services to your home and office and make travel exceptionally difficult.
Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency website for a comprehensive checklist, but to start:
|Prepare Your Home & Car|
|Create an Emergency Supply Kit|
To prepare your family, stock your home with items like:
Readiness at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
In the event of a disaster, our focus at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will be to accomplish these six priorities:
Our preparations have already made a difference for our members. For example, our upgraded computer network makes it easy for our employees to work remotely, which has allowed us to serve our customers through snow emergencies when many other businesses were forced to close.
For more information, please see the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Disaster Readiness statement.