Allied Insurance and Nationwide port On Your Side® Claims Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2007
Elizabeth Stelzer (614) 249-1025
Sacramento California- Allied Insurance and Nationwide claim representatives continue to assist California customers around the clock in response to damages caused by recent wildfires and the winds that fueled them.
As of Monday October 29, 2007, Allied Insurance and Nationwide have received 510 wildfire claims and 283 wind claims..
To date Allied Insurance and Nationwide have inspected 96 percent of the reported total losses. Allied Insurance and Nationwide have also made temporary customer billing changes associated with the wildfires. Policyholders in affected areas will not receive notices of cancellation or billing statements for 30 days. In addition, customers of Nationwide Retirement Solutions' retirement savings plans have been given expedited access to hardship withdrawals to help emergency needs.
Policyholders with damage should call the Allied claims hotline at 800-282-1446 or the Nationwide claims hotline at 800-421-3535.
Allied Insurance is a property-casualty insurer established in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1929. Allied operates in 34 states through a network of independent agents with regional offices based in Denver, CO; Des Moines, IA; Lincoln, NE; and Sacramento, CA. Allied has been a member the Nationwide family of companies since 1998, and is responsible for Nationwide’s independent agency system. For more information, visit www.alliedinsurance.com.Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the world, with more than $160 billion in assets. Nationwide ranks 104th on the Fortune 500 list. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, homeowners, life, health, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mutual funds, pensions and long-term savings plans. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.