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March 5, 2012

State officials hosting events for Branson-area residents affected by Leap Day storms

Individuals, businesses invited to bring insurance questions

Jefferson City, Mo. - Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance will be available to assist consumers at a storm recovery event in Branson on Tuesday. Consumers with damage from the tornadoes and severe storms on Feb. 29 can ask questions about home, commercial, auto or other types of insurance during three State Storm Response meetings at the Hamner Barber Theater.

Other agencies present at the events will be the Missouri Department of Labor, Department of Economic Development, Taney County Business Partnership Development, Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ozark Workforce Investment Board.

Workers who lost their job as a result of the storms can file unemployment claims on-site at the response sessions. Missouri Housing Development Commission representatives will also be on hand to assist those who have lost their homes.

The State Storm Response meetings will be held:                                                

Date:                  Tuesday, March 6

Location:           Hamner Barber Theater

                          3090 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson

Times:            10 a.m. - noon

                        1-3 p.m.

                        3-5 p.m.

Consumers can also file complaints or ask general questions about insurance by visiting insurance.mo.gov or calling the Department of Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390.

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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