For Immediate Release: March 5, 2012

After the Storm: Insurance Tips

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today is providing insurance tips for North Carolinians dealing with property damage after this weekend's storms and tornadoes.

"If you have any insurance-related questions, my staff is standing by to help," said Goodwin. "There are a number of things you can do after a storm to help ensure that the insurance claims process runs as smoothly as possible."

After the storm, you should:

The Department of Insurance Consumer Services Division is available to assist members of the public who have insurance-related questions or complaints, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 800-546-5664 (toll free in North Carolina) or 919-807-6750. Visit us online at the NCDOI website.