Nationwide Insurance, Allied Insurance initiates fire response in Colorado
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2012
Elizabeth Giannetti 614-249-7705
Media Relations Hotline
Denver, CO — Allied Insurance and Nationwide Insurance claims representatives and agents are currently assisting customers affected by the Waldo Canyon fire in the Colorado Springs area. Catastrophe response procedures are in place for providing quick response to customer needs. Catastrophe response personnel are on-site to assist customers with their claims’ needs.
Customers with damage should call the company’s claims hotline at 1-800-421-3535. In the event a customer needs to file an insurance claim, representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist them. When reporting a claim it is helpful to have a policy number or home address available to expedite the process.
Allied Insurance and Nationwide Insurance reminds customers that fire
damaged areas are dangerous and to use extreme caution. Some key safety
tips to keep in mind when re-entering any burned area:
• Report any electrical damage to authorities immediately and use caution around burned trees and power poles since they may have lost their stability.
• When cleaning a property you may be exposed to hazardous materials. It is important to wear a mask, gloves and coveralls to minimize exposure.
• If you encounter dead animals on your property please contact your county animal control authority for assistance with disposal.
Allied Insurance is a property and casualty insurer established in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1929. Allied operates in 33 states through a network of independent agents with regional offices in Denver, CO; Des Moines, IA; Lincoln, NE; Gainesville, FL; and Sacramento, CA. Allied has been a member of the Nationwide family of companies since 1998, and is responsible for Nationwide’s independent agency system. Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the country’s largest multi-line insurers and financial services organizations. Information is available at www.alliedinsurance.com.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
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