Nationwide, Allied Insurance weekend severe weather claims top more than 4,800

Nationwide and Allied Insurance have claims representatives and agents actively assisting customers in response to damages caused by recent severe weather throughout the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions. As of late Sunday, July 1, Nationwide and Allied Insurance have received 4,804 claims.

The Nationwide catastrophe team is assessing damage to homes, businesses and automobiles throughout the impacted regions. The majority of the homeowner and material damage claims are the result of wind damage. Nationwide has activated the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Team and added additional claims representatives dedicated to assisting policyholders with claims, visiting losses and handing out checks on the spot.

In the event of a policyholder needing to file an insurance claim, representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist them. To help expedite the process, it is helpful to have a policy number or home address available when the call is placed. Also, make note of any injuries received and any witnesses or police authority contacted in relation to property damage.

Update from Nationwide as of July 10: Nationwide is requesting members photograph damage prior to initiating repairs, safely attempt to protect property from further damage and retain all invoices for emergency services. Agents or members can call Nationwide’s Commercial/Farm Storm Claim Inquiry Line at 800-889-9872, ext. 4125122 if they have questions or concerns.

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.