Thursday, January 23, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is offering tornado survivors the opportunity to get help with their insurance claim and learn what tax deductions they may be eligible for during a Feb. 4 forum in Moore. The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Rooms A & B of the Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Ave.
“We are committed to the long-term recovery efforts happening across the state,” said Doak. “We know some consumers are still hashing things out with their insurance company. We want to help get all those issues resolved. Others are in the rebuilding process, but need to get up to speed on some very important tax information before they file. We want to do everything we can to help make these survivors whole again.”
Oklahoma Insurance Department experts will be on hand to answer insurance-related questions. The forum also includes a presentation by Todd Pefferman of BKD CPAs & Advisors. He will discuss disaster relief, different types of property loss, insurance reimbursements and loss of tax documentation. He will also explain which homeowners may be eligible for special deductions, how the deductions work and how to calculate storm-related deductions.
The forum is co-hosted by the Moore Public Library, which requests that attendees register through the online calendar or by calling (405) 793-4349.
Tornado survivors have filed nearly 100,000 insurance claims since May 19th, totaling more than $1.1 billion in payments. The Oklahoma Insurance Department has held multiple outreach events to assist survivors. Those unable able to attend the Feb. 4 forum in person are encouraged to call 1-800-522-0071 for help with insurance claims.
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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.