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GLENMONT, NY --(Marketwired - January 22, 2016) - Farm Family has claims teams ready to assist policyholders living in the areas of the Northeast where Winter Storm Jonas is expected to create hazardous conditions by dumping 18-21 inches of snow this weekend.
Farm Family encourages those who incur property damage to wait to make repairs until an adjuster can complete a property inspection. If immediate action is absolutely necessary to prevent further damage, policyholders should make sure it's safe to make repairs and take time to thoroughly document the damage. All repair-related receipts should be saved so they can be included in claim reports. For those policyholders who sustain vehicle damage, appraisers will be available to assist with inspections.
Once the storm has subsided, policyholders who need to report a damage claim can visit their local agent's office or call the Farm Family 24-hour claims hotline at 1.800.948-3276. Those with access to a computer or smartphone can also report claims online through the "Client Services Online" feature of farmfamily.com or through the Insured2Go® app.
All impacted policyholders are urged to report claims as soon as they can -- no matter how minor the damage may appear. Eligibility for federal disaster assistance from FEMA, if available, can be affected by whether or not a claim has been submitted to an insurer.
Farm Family's website also offers several informational resources that may be useful to policyholders preparing for this serious winter storm. Information specifically related to snow and ice removal as well as heating safety can be found under the loss control section of farmfamily.com.
About Farm Family
Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company, Farm Family life Insurance Company and United Farm Family Insurance Company, Glenmont, New York, have been protecting the plans and property of individuals, families and businesses for more than 60 years. The Farm Family group serves 13 Northeastern and mid-Atlantic States. Farm Family's agents offer life insurance, annuities and property and casualty insurance including auto and home insurance, agribusiness insurance and insurance coverage for certain commercial exposures. For information go to www.farmfamily.com.
Executive Vice President-Chief Claims Officer
417.887.4990 Ext. 2199
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1949 East Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65899