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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.

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For More Information on Organizing and Simplifying Your Finances

The FDIC has staff and other resources that can answer questions about deposit insurance and banking. Start at www.fdic.gov/quicklinks/consumers.html or call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). FDIC publications, including our quarterly FDIC Consumer News, are available at that same Web site and upon request (by calling the telephone number above and selecting the option for "FDIC publications"). You can also e-mail us using the Customer Assistance Form at www2.fdic.gov/starsmail or send a letter to the FDIC, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, 550 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20429-9990.

Other federal, state and local government agencies also publish consumer information and have staff, Web sites and other resources that can help answer questions on financial matters. Start at www.mymoney.gov, the federal government's central Web site about managing your money. For additional information from the U.S. government on money management, go to www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Money_Taxes.shtml or call toll-free 1-800-FEDINFO (1-800-333-4636).

Financial institutions, consumer organizations and the news media also publish personal finance tips you can find by searching the Internet.

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Last Updated 2/22/2011