Insurance Claims - What Do I Do?

 

What do I do if I need to make a claim on my insurance? Who do I call? What information do I need? The best piece of advice is to first call your agent. Your agent can help walk you through all you need. The following are some of the best practices for filing a claim. Give us a call here at 970-292-8116 to let us help or do an insurance check up. 

 

 

CLAIMS BEST PRACTICES:

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:

  1. POLICY NUMBER

  2. DATE OF LOSS

  3. TYPE OF LOSS

  4. PROPERTY INVOLVED IN THE LOSS

WEATHER RELATED CLAIMS:

  1. DATE OF LOSS

  2. TIME OF LOSS

  3. TYPE OF LOSS – HAIL/WIND/FIRE/WATER

  4. WHAT IS DAMAGED OR EFFECTED BY THE LOSS

  5. RECIEPTS OR VALUE OF THE LOST ITEMS

  6. CHOSE A LOCAL REPUTABLE REPAIR FACILITY OR CONTRACTOR

  7. KEEP YOUR AGENT INVOLVED.

WHAT TO DO:

  1. CALL YOUR AGENT FOLLOW THAT ADVICE

  2. HAVE YOUR POLICY NUMBER

  3. CALL THE INSURANCE COMPANY OR GO ONLINE TO AVOID LONG HOLD TIMES.

  4. HAVE PATIENCE – MANY ARE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING

  5. GIVE ACCURATE CONTACT INFO FOR CLAIMS TO GET AHOLD OF YOU

  6. IT WILL TAKE UP TO 72 HOURS FOR THE ADJUSTER TO BE IN CONTACT WITH YOU

  7. MINIMIZE THE DAMAGES BY TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE – TARP THE ROOF, COVER UP A CAR WITH BROKEN GLASS ETC.

 

TRAVELERS CLAIMS NUMBER: 800-238-6225

SAFECO CLAIMS NUMBER: ONLINE AT Safeco.com or 800-332-3226

PROGRESSIVE CLAIMS NUMBER: 800-274-4499

EMC CLAIMS NUMBER: 800-696-2362 OR ONLINE AT WWW.EMCINS.COM

EMAIL: denver.claims@emcins.com

STATE AUTO: 877-722-5246

NATIONWIDE NUMBER 800-421-3535

 

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