Insurance News


April 11, 2013

Department of Insurance offers guidance for Missouri consumers affected by storms

Tips for filing claims, preventing further damage

Jefferson City, Mo. - In light of Wednesday's severe weather that caused significant property damage to the St. Louis region and other parts of the state, the Missouri Department of Insurance is reminding Missourians if they have questions or concerns about their insurance coverage to contact the department's Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390 or visit

Individuals and business owners who sustained property damage should immediately contact their insurance companies. On Wednesday night, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions to provide emergency services.

"Our department will assess and monitor the response of insurance companies to policyholders," said John M. Huff, director of the Department of Insurance. "Making sure the insurance needs of property and business owners are met is the top priority of our department."

The Department of Insurance offers this guidance for consumers affected by the storms:


About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.