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Monday, August 19, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Many storm survivors are a step closer to rebuilding their lives after attending the Recovery Roundup hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). The consumer assistance event, held Saturday at Southmoore High School, allowed survivors to meet with their insurer face-to-face to discuss outstanding insurance issues.
“I was very pleased to see so many survivors get some resolution to their insurance claims,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “Together, we were able to address some very difficult issues, increase the dialogue and find some middle ground. The industry did an outstanding job at the Recovery Roundup. I want to thank them for their participation.”
Representatives from 20 different insurance companies met with policyholders to discuss unsettled claims related to the state’s severe storm outbreak in May. Officials from the City of Moore and City of Oklahoma City answered questions about debris removal, permits and rebuilding issues. Oklahoma Emergency Management, FEMA, the Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Bankers Association also assisted the survivors.
“These agencies have been working extremely hard to help the survivors get back on their feet,” said Doak. “They answered the call once again by participating in the Roundup. They provided some valuable information and I sincerely appreciate it. ”
Oklahomans have filed more than 92,000 claims since May 19th, totaling more than $1 billion in insurance payments. OID Consumer Assistance has played a big part in helping consumers with issues relating to all types of insurance, including homeowners, auto, commercial property, life and health. Oklahomans with insurance questions are urged to call 1-800-522-0071.
About the Oklahoma Insurance Department
The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.
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