Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Shares Tips for
Consumers Filing Claims after Storm Damage
Madison, Wis. – Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek is sharing tips and reminders for Wisconsinites who may have experienced property damage from the recent storm.
“If yesterday's storms caused damage to your house or car it's important to get in touch with your insurer as soon as possible," said Commissioner Houdek. “Take pictures of your damage and notify your insurance agent or company right away to begin the claim process."
The experts at the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) recommend that consumers consider the following tips as they respond to storm damage:
- Make a list of damaged items, including cracks in walls, missing shingles, damaged siding, etc.
- Take photographs of the damages before you begin to clean up
- Don't throw out any damaged property without the claim adjuster's agreement
- Keep all receipts that document the cost of the repairs or the replacement of damaged items
After a Storm Hits Fact Sheet here.
If Wisconsinites encounter any issues with their insurance agent or company, they are encouraged to contact our office to file a complaint. Contact OCI at 1-800-236-8517 or
visit our website for more information.