News for Immediate Release

Nov. 2, 2012

After the Storm: Tips for Filing Insurance Claims

Harrisburg – In the wake of the recent storm, homeowners may have questions about what damages are covered by insurance.

While each insurance policy differs, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine today offered the following examples of what is and is not covered in a typical homeowner’s policy:

Consedine encouraged consumers to read the terms and conditions of their own policies.

After you contact your insurance company, take pictures of the damage and log your expenses:

For more tips, download the “After the Storm” factsheet.

Consumers should also visit www.insurance.pa.gov and click on the “Storm Tips” icon.

Consumers with questions or complaints can call the department’s toll-free, consumer hotline at 877- 881-6388.