Nationwide Insurance, Allied Insurance weekend severe weather claims top more than 4,800
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2012
Elizabeth Stelzer 614-315-8769
Media Relations Hotline 614-249-6349
Columbus, Ohio—Nationwide and Allied Insurance have claims representatives and agents actively assisting customers in response to damages caused by recent severe weather throughout the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions. As of late Sunday, July 1 Nationwide and Allied Insurance have received 4,804 claims.
The Nationwide catastrophe team is assessing damage to homes, businesses and automobiles throughout the impacted regions. The majority of the homeowner and material damage claims are the result of wind damage. Nationwide has activated the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Team and added additional claims representatives dedicated to assisting policyholders with claims, visiting losses and handing out checks on the spot.
Policyholders with storm damage should call the Nationwide and Allied claims hotline at 1-800-421-3535 or contact their local agent.
In the event of a policyholder needing to file an insurance claim, representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist them. To help expedite the process, it is helpful to have a policy number or home address available when the call is placed. Also, make note of any injuries received and any witnesses or police authority contacted in relation to property damage.
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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