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Important information about insurance claims

Filing insurance claims for Hurricane Sandy

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If your home or business was damaged by megastorm Sandy, now is the time to contact your insurance company to file a claim.

Jeanne Salvatore, VP, Public Affairs, Insurance Information Institute, shared the following tips about tackling an insurance claim.

Start the process as early as possible;  the sooner you start, the sooner you'll get your claim.

Contact insurance company immediately.

Keep a record of whom you spoke to, what time and what they said.

Let them know how to reach you and that you're hearing there is damage (for those who haven't seen the damage to their property.)

Give them some idea of damage (worst cases get priority).

Even though your records may be gone, the insurance companies have records.

Take pictures, document damage if you're able to do safely.

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