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Oklahoma Insurance Claims from El Reno, Moore Tornadoes Top 60,000

June 11, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Insurance claims filed in response to several May tornadoes jumped to 60,308 Tuesday, with insurance payments reaching $470,323,299.

“These numbers are already staggering, and this is just the beginning,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “Many of the victims haven’t received their entire settlement checks yet, so that payment number will continue to go up for a while. This is something the state of Oklahoma is going to be dealing with for a long time. Those affected by the storms need to know that we’re here to help, for as long as it takes.”

    May 19th & 20th Tornadoes

    Type of Claim                 Claims Received               Payments Made
    -------------                 ---------------               -------------

    Homeowners                             16,002                $326,073,951

    Private Auto                           19,841                 $51,690,669

    Commercial Property                       886                 $12,872,669

    Commercial Auto                           422                  $1,119,906

    Other                                     415                  $2,510,873

    May 30th & 31th Tornadoes

    Type of Claim             Claims Received     Payments Made
    -------------             ---------------     -------------

    Homeowners                             13,070                 $59,370,622

    Private Auto                            8,215                  $8,227,608

    Commercial Property                       963                  $6,436,460

    Commercial Auto                           207                    $989,990

    Other                                     287                  $1,030,551

The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s consumer assistance division is available to answer any insurance-related questions. Calls to the division have risen 59 percent since the May 20(th) tornado. The staff has also sent out approximately 40 Request for Assistance (RFA) forms per day since May 20(th). The form is also available online at https://www.ok.gov/oid/assistance/request.php. Once the form is filed, OID representatives can investigate a complaint against an insurer.

OID consumer assistance representatives are stationed at Westmoore High School Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Help is also available by calling 1-800-522-0071.

About the Oklahoma Insurance Department

The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.


For more information contact:
Kelly Collins
(405) 522-0683

SOURCE Oklahoma Insurance Department

Source: PR Newswire