Commissioner Nickel Offers Insurance Tips in Response
to Widespread Flooding
Madison, WI—Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel expressed concern for Wisconsin citizens facing property damage from the heavy rains and flooding in Dane County earlier this week.
"The aftermath of flood damage will be stressful and challenging for those whose homes and businesses are affected," said Commissioner Nickel. "As you begin the cleanup, make sure to check your insurance coverage. Take photos and do not move or pick up anything until the insurance company claims adjuster is able to see the damage. Unfortunately, in some cases your insurance may not cover damage caused by a flood."
Governor Walker declared a
State of Emergency in Dane County following the heavy rains and flooding that caused widespread damages to the area. Wisconsinites are encouraged to document the damage and reach out to their insurance companies. Dane County is requesting residents call 2-1-1 to report damage.
Commissioner Nickel suggests the following tips:
Commissioner Nickel reminds those dealing with flood damage that OCI and other state agencies are here to help. Numerous
consumer publications are available on OCI's website for residents and small business owners, including
Consumers Guide to Homeowner's Insurance and the
Personal Property Home Inventory Worksheet.
Contact OCI with questions or to file a complaint at
oci.wi.gov. You may also call OCI at 1-800-236-8517 or email
Created by the Legislature in 1870, Wisconsin's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) was vested with broad powers to ensure that the insurance industry responsibly and adequately met the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens. Today, OCI's mission is to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.