N.H. Calls on Insurers to Get More Claims Adjusters to Storm Victims

Last week’s severe tornadoes and thunderstorms in New Hampshire have prompted the state’s insurance chief to allow temporary emergency licensing of property/casualty claims adjusters to speed up recovery.

Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny has also written to insurance companies urging them to take advantage of his emergency licensing order to get more adjusters into the field.

“I urge you to place additional adjusters in New Hampshire if needed to help expeditiously process the claims that have arisen as a result of the destruction caused by last week’s tornadoes. This is an opportunity for New Hampshire’s P&C carriers to demonstrate excellent customer service through immediate response to the devastation that occurred here in New Hampshire,” Sevigny wrote.

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch declared a state of emergency in Belknap, Carroll, Merrimack, Strafford and Rockingham counties due to damage from the severe storms.

The violent storms killed one person in the town of Epsom, demolished about a half dozen homes and damaged dozens more over a 25 miles stretch in the central part of the state.