The storms that came through Connecticut Tuesday caused damage across the state and the governor said insurance companies will be allowed to bring out-of-state adjusters in to help with claims being filed for damage.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said the Connecticut Insurance Department has activated its emergency adjuster program, which allows insurance companies to quickly register their out-of-state adjusters.
“Residents and businesses who suffered damage from yesterday’s storms will understandably be seeking assistance with their insurance companies,” Malloy said in a statement. “Allowing out-of-state adjusters to assist will hopefully expedite this process and help folks during this time of need.”
Insurance companies can access the emergency program online.
“The majority of the damage from an event like this is going to be covered. It’s a matter of the deductibles. When you’re talking about homeowners and a wind and a rain event, the majority of that would be covered under a homeowners policy," explained Gerard O'Sullivan, director of consumer affairs for the Connecticut Insurance Department.
Residents and business who have insurance questions and concerns related to property damage can email the Connecticut Insurance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. The department also has a page on what insurance policies typically cover.
“We always say to folks, be thankful it didn’t happen to you, but be prepared. And look at your auto insurance policies to make sure you have the coverages that you think you do. And also look at your homeowners policies to make sure you’re properly covered," O'Sullivan said.