New York State
Insurance Department


New York, September 8, 1998

SUPERINTENDENT LEVIN ADVISES CONSUMERS TO CALL HOTLINE
FOR STORM-RELATED COMPLAINTS AND INQUIRIES

Superintendent of Insurance Neil D. Levin today announced that the Insurance Department is available to help New Yorkers whose property was damaged by the storms that ravaged the State over Labor Day weekend. Consumers are encouraged to call the Insurance Department’s toll-free emergency hotline for assistance with their storm-related insurance inquiries or complaints. The toll-free telephone number is 1-800-339-1759.

The Department’s hotline is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by insurance experts from the Department’s Consumer Services Bureau.

The Department will also be working with the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) to assess damages in the affected areas and provide further assistance to New York State homeowners.

The Department reminds New Yorkers with damaged property that they should be contacting their individual insurer representatives as soon as possible. They should also be making every effort to protect their homes from further damage, such as covering any roof damage that has occurred as a result of the storm.


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