FDIC Insurance Coverage
On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law, which, in part, permanently raised the standard maximum deposit insurance amount to $250,000. The FDIC insurance coverage limit applies per depositor, per insured depository institution for each account ownership category.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States government that protects the funds depositors place in FDIC-insured institutions. 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.
There is no need for depositors to apply for FDIC insurance or even to request it. Coverage is automatic. 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 fund shares, life insurance policies, annuities or municipal securities.
To ensure funds are fully protected, depositors should understand their deposit insurance coverage limits. The FDIC provides separate insurance coverage for deposits held in different ownership categories. The coverage limits shown in the chart below refer to the total of all deposits that an accountholder has in the same ownership categories at each FDIC-insured institution. The chart below assumes that all FDIC requirements are met (for details on requirements, go to www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits ).
FDIC Insurance Coverage Limits
|Single Accounts (owned by one person)
||$250,000 per owner
|Joint Accounts (owned by two or more persons)
||$250,000 per co-owner
|IRAs and other Certain Retirement Accounts
||$250,000 per owner
|Revocable Trust Accounts
||$250,000 per owner per beneficiary
up to 5 beneficiaries (more coverage
is available with 6 or more beneficiaries
subject to specific limitations and requirements)
|Corporation, Partnership and
Unincorporated Association Accounts
|$250,000 per corporation, partnership
or unincorporated association
|Irrevocable Trust Accounts
||$250,000 for the non-contingent,
ascertainable interest of each beneficiary
|Employee Benefit Plan Accounts
||$250,000 for the non-contingent
ascertainable interest of each participant
||$250, 000 per official custodian
These deposit insurance coverage limits refer to the total of all deposits that an accountholder (or accountholders) has at each FDIC-insured bank. The listing above shows only the most common ownership categories that apply to individual and family deposits, and assumes that all FDIC requirements are met.
You can calculate your insurance coverage using the FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator at www.myFDICinsurance.gov. For questions about FDIC coverage, call toll-free 1-877-ASK-FDIC, or ask your branch representative.