The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance is encouraging policyholders that sustained property damage from Tropical Storm Isaias to contact their insurance company or agent as soon as possible to file a claim.
The Bureau is reminding Virginians that flood damage typically is not covered by a standard homeowners or renters insurance policy.
Many insurance companies have special toll-free numbers for catastrophes that operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week and provide those numbers on their websites. The Bureau also can provide assistance to consumers who have difficulty getting through to their insurance company or agent, according an SCC press release.
Virginia Insurance Commissioner Scott A. White suggested in the release taking pictures of damaged property, saving receipts for repair costs and protecting the property from further damage.
The Bureau also offers disaster guides for Virginia homeowners and businesses that answer the most commonly asked questions about settling disaster-related insurance problems. They are available on the Bureau’s website.
Source: The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance
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