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Special information for filing claims for recent storm damage:

To report a claim to your home or auto insurance policy use the phone number below for your insurance company.


  1. Document your losses. Take pictures and itemize any personal property you lost or was damaged. Point out the areas of the damage when the inspector arrives.
  2. Protect your property. Start the clean-up and clear a path to your house. If shingles have been torn off or if the roof has been penetrated, get it tarped to prevent further damage. Save receipts for any temporary repairs, that can be added to your claim.
  3. Report the claim. The insurance company will take your contact info and assign a claims rep to call you. The claims rep will get additional information and schedule an inspection.
  4. Claims Process. Once coverage is determined the claims rep will estimate the cost of repairs. If you have replacement cost coverage, the first check they send you will have your deductible and depreciation subtracted from the total replacement cost. Once the work is done you can submit the receipts to get the recoverable depreciation.
  5. Contractors. Get referrals from trusted friends and advisors. Check online reviews and BBB. Get the work to be done in writing. Don’t pay before the work is done.

AAA Insurance: 800-222-6424

Donegal: 800-877-9006

Encompass: 800-588-7400

Progressive: 800-876-5581

ASI (Progressive Renters): 866-274-5677

Safeco: 800-332-3226

State Auto: 877-722-5246

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