What is the FDIC and what does it insure?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States government. If an FDIC-insured bank for savings association fails, the FDIC protects depositors against the loss of their insured deposits. FDIC insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. For more information about FDIC insurance, including the “Your Insured Deposits” layer brochure, visit the FDIC website. You may also contact the FDIC by calling 877.ASK.FDIC (877.275.3342).

Deposits in checking accounts, savings accounts, money market savings accounts and Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are insured up to $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each account ownership category under the FDIC’s general deposit insurance rules. Deposits in bank individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are separately insured up to $250,000 per owner. Calculate your insurance coverage using the FDIC’s online Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE) at https://edie.fdic.gov/.