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Insurance claims from May tornadoes reach 75,000

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Updated: 6/26/2013 3:57 pm Published: 6/26/2013 3:48 pm

The Oklahoma Insurance Department said insurance claims filed in response to a major tornado outbreak in May jumped to 75,758 with insurance payments reaching $687,945,276.

“The victims of these devastating tornadoes will be dealing with the aftermath for quite a while,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “The claim filings are slowing down but they’re nowhere near complete. Most policies allow for claims to be turned in up to one year from the date of loss. The Oklahoma Insurance Department is here to help guide the victims through some important decisions. We’re committed to seeing this through to the very end.”

May 19th & 20th Tornadoes

Type of Claim                  Claims Received                  Payments Made
Homeowners                   18,102                              $432,876,881
Private Auto 22,126 $73,043,057
Commercial Property 999 $25,117,311
Commercial Auto 478 $2,594,410
Other 464 $4,007,473

May 30th & 31th Tornadoes
Type of Claim Claims Received Payments Made
Homeowners 18,505 $96,748,925
Private Auto 11,684 $27,142,380
Commercial Property 1,779 $16,808,671
Commercial Auto 497 $1,962,854
Other 452 $2,965,866

The Oklahoma Insurance Department is holding a series of educational forums for storm victims. The weekly forums allow impacted Oklahomans to ask questions and receive assistance with insurance-related issues, including complaints, delays and disputes.

“Recovering From a Disaster Insurance Forums”
All events are 6:00-7:00pm

July 2nd – Carney, Carney Community Center
July 9th – Moore, Community Christian Church
July 16th – El Reno, El Reno High School

OID consumer assistance representatives are stationed at Westmoore High School Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Consumers are also welcome to visit the OID’s Oklahoma City offices at 3625 NW 56th St., Suite 100, or call the consumer assistance hotline at 1-800-522-0071.

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