The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) issued a bulletin authorizing the use of emergency adjusters and appraisers to review and approve insurance claims resulting from the recent windstorms. This measure will allow insurance companies to use additional resources from other states to more efficiently settle claims and get Vermonters money for repairs.
Commissioner Michael S. Pieciak, in addition to issuing the bulletin, encouraged Vermonters who have questions about their insurance policies and coverage to contact DFR.
"This bulletin will help our insurance companies to more quickly review claims and get money into the pockets of Vermonters that experienced property damage," said Commissioner Pieciak. "I also encourage Vermonters to call DFR's knowledgeable and experienced staff if they have insurance questions as DFR has tools that may facilitate a speedier resolution."
Additionally, if windstorm damage necessitates emergency repairs, Vermonters are encouraged to first document the damage through photographs or other means to help ensure their claim is paid.
Vermonters who have questions or issues concerning their insurance coverage are encouraged to contact the Department's Insurance Consumer Service Section toll free at 800-964-1784.
To view the bulletin visit: http://www.dfr.vermont.gov/press-release/dfr-issues-bulletin-help-speed-insurance-claims-recent-storm-damage
Media Contact: Dale Schaft, Information Management Officer, 802-828-4872