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Backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States government that protects against the loss of insured deposits if an FDIC-insured bank or savings association fails. FDIC deposit insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. Since the FDIC was established, no depositor has ever lost a single penny of FDIC-insured funds.

FDIC insurance covers funds in deposit accounts, including checking and savings accounts, money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs). FDIC insurance does not, however, cover other financial products and services that insured banks may offer, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, annuities or municipal securities.

There is no need for First American Bank depositors to apply for FDIC insurance or even to request it. Coverage is automatic.

To ensure funds are fully protected, depositors should understand their coverage limits. The FDIC provides separate insurance coverage for deposits held in different ownership categories.

For more information about FDIC insurance coverage, visit the FDIC's Understanding Deposit Insurance webpage, which features several deposit insurance resources. If you want to calculate your coverage, visit the FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE) webpage or call toll-free (877) ASK-FDIC.