Who Do I Call if I Have a Claim?Posted on Jan 08, 2019
If you’re like many people, you buy insurance hoping you’ll never need to file a claim. However, if the time should ever come when you do need to file a claim, it’s important that you know what to do.
One of the many benefits of working with a local agency, like Otterstedt Insurance Agency, is that when the time comes to file a claim, you have someone, an actual person, to help walk you through the process. That means you’re not left dealing with a virtual reality program that keeps you in an endless loop of holding and waiting when you’re feeling like your world is in a state of crisis.
If you are insured through our agency, we want to help you get through the claims process as quickly and painlessly as possible. We’ll do the heavy lifting for you, so you can focus on the important things, at a time like this, like putting the pieces back together.
Your first step is to contact us (rather than the insurance carrier) during normal business hours.
You can do this by calling: 201-227-1800 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you were involved in an auto accident, a house fire, or you’re left sifting through what a tropical storm leaves behind; we want to help you by freeing up your time and attention to devote to other things.
What Happens After You Call Otterstedt?
Once you call us to report your claim, we go to work for you. We understand how confusing, and often emotionally difficult, times like these can be. It feels like there is so much to do. That is why we are here to help you by taking the following tasks off your plate.
- We report the damage to the insurance company.
- We’ll find an adjuster to survey the damage for the insurance company.
- We notify your account executive, so you can work with someone you’ve already developed a relationship with during this challenging
Through it all, the Otterstedt Claims Rep is here to help you in any way possible. We’ve even prepared a list of companies you may want to contact for emergency services in the aftermath of your claim if you need assistance right away and outside of normal business hours (since most catastrophes never choose convenient times to occur). These companies can handle things like removing water, so it doesn’t cause further damage, providing boarding up services, etc. until the damage is surveyed and more extensive repairs can begin.