AIA Says Insurers Are Prepared for Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2005

With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on Biloxi, Miss., New Orleans, La. and the surrounding area, the property/casualty insurance industry has mobilized, and stands ready to assist hurricane victims recover as quickly as possible, according to the American Insurance Association.

Thousands of insurance claims adjusters are prepared to move immediately into hurricane-afflicted areas. These insurance company catastrophe teams will assist affected policyholders dealing with property losses, and will provide information about how to secure property against further losses in coming days.

NOTE: The following AIA member company claims hotline numbers have been set up for hurricane victims:

ACE USA: 800-433-0385
Allmerica: 800-628-0250
Arch: 800-817-3252
Bituminous: 800-678-3104, 800-822-2905 (Florida); 800-605-0311 (Louisiana and Mississippi); 800-683-9591 (northern Texas); 800-857-8031 (southern Texas)
Chubb: 800-252-4670
Federated Mutual: 800-237-8292
Fireman’s Fund: 800-FIREHAT (347-3428)
First Floridian: 800-252-4633 (personal lines); 800-238-6225 (commercial lines)
First Trenton Ins.: 800-468-7341
FM Global: 877-NEWLOSS (639-5677)
Great American: 800-221-7274
The Hartford: 800-243-5860
Hartford Steam: 800-HSB-LOSS
One Beacon: 877-248-4968
Royal: 800-84-ROYAL (847-6925)
SAFECO: 800-332-3226
Selective: 866-455-9969
St. Paul: 800-STPAUL1 (787-2851) (commercial lines); 800-CLAIM33 (252-4633) (personal lines)
St. Paul Travelers: 800-238-6225 (commercial lines)
Sompo Japan: 800-444-6870
Travelers: 800-252-4633 (personal lines); 800-238-6225; (commercial lines)
USAA: 800-531-8222
XL: 800-688-1840
Zurich: 800-987-3373

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