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May 20, 2014

Missouri Department of Insurance will return to Orrick this week to assist residents and businesses with insurance needs

Residents affected by storm are encouraged to contact their insurance company now

Jefferson City, Mo. - A consumer specialist from the Missouri Department of Insurance will be in Orrick this week to assist residents impacted by the May 10 storms. The representative from the department will be at the Orrick Community Center located at 111 E. South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday.

The specialist will be able to provide consumers with assistance understanding their insurance policies, the process of filing a claim and can provide company contact information.

Residents affected by the storm who have not already contacted their insurance agent or company, should do so immediately.

Policyholders who have questions or concerns about their insurance coverage should contact the department's Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390 or visit insurance.mo.gov.

"We are committed to assisting the residents of Orrick and surrounding areas with any insurance claim issues they may have," said John M. Huff, director of the department. "We will again be on-site to address these issues and any questions they may have."

The Department of Insurance offers these tips for consumers affected by the storms:

Business owners can refer to the department's "Small Business Insurance" Web page, which offers information on commercial property, business interruption insurance and more.

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.

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