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What papers can be kept in a locked filing cabinet or fireproof box?

Health records and other important papers that you use or may need to refer to often during a year can be kept in a place that can be locked such as a filing cabinet, fireproof lock box, or a chest. Although these documents can be replaced if necessary, a fireproof lock box will provide additional protection.

Examples of the types of documents that are appropriate for this type of storage include:
  • Advance directives
  • Birth certificates
  • Diplomas
  • Immunization records
  • Passports
  • School records

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