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Important Update: Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage

The FDIC deposit insurance rules have undergone a series of changes starting in the fall of 2008. As a result, certain previously published information related to FDIC insurance coverage may not reflect the current rules. For details about the changes, visit Changes in FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage. For more information about FDIC insurance, go to www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/index.html or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). For the hearing-impaired, the number is 1-800-925-4618.

Winter 2005/2006

FDIC Consumer News has published two how-to guides to money management for selected age groups. The one for senior citizens and their families is online at http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/
. The other, for young adults (including those just beginning a career or family and others still in college or high school), is at http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/

Fires, Floods and Other Misfortunes: Are You Prepared Financially?
Disasters can impair your ability to conduct day-to-day money matters. This guide can help you plan appropriately.

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Increase in $100,000 Limit Under Consideration for Retirement Accounts

Expanded FDIC Insurance for College Savings Accounts

Reminder: Deposited Checks Subject to Temporary "Hold"

FDIC Consumer News is published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Martin J. Gruenberg
Acting Chairman

DJ Nordquist
Office of Public Affairs (OPA) and
Deputy Chief of Staff

Elizabeth Ford
Assistant Director,
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Jay Rosenstein
Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

Mitchell Crawley
Graphic Design

FDIC Consumer News is produced quarterly by the FDIC Office of Public Affairs in cooperation with other Divisions and Offices. It is intended to present information in a nontechnical way and is not intended to be a legal interpretation of FDIC or other government regulations and policies. Mention of a product, service or company does not constitute an endorsement.

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    Jay Rosenstein, Editor
    FDIC Consumer News
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    E-mail: jrosenstein@fdic.gov
    Fax: (202) 898-3870

For More Information from the FDIC

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Last Updated 02/02/2006