Insurance experts in Missoula this week to help Montanans struggling after Aug. 10 storm
HELENA — Experts from the office of Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen will be in Missoula this week to offer free, one-on-one help for area residents struggling with insurance problems, scams or other issues related to the major wind storm in early August.
The August 10 storm damaged buildings and automobiles, downed trees and power lines and produced winds strong enough to knock out power to nearly 18,000 residents.
Repairs and insurance claims related to the storm are continuing, and in some cases, there are confusion and insurance company problems.
“With a storm as big as the one Missoula saw on August 10th, we know lots of residents will need help with the insurance claim process,” Lindeen said. “We are the insurance experts and are here to help anyone who may be struggling with an insurance issue.”
Lindeen’s office will host two sessions of “Storm Help” in Missoula on Wednesday, September 16. Residents experiencing any problems with their insurance company paying for repairs can speak directly to the experts in Lindeen’s office who will work to resolve such issues. Residents who wish to can file a formal complaint at the event, which launches the process of the state working on their behalf to resolve the issue.
Experts will also discuss the kinds of damage typically covered by insurance; explain “replacement value” and other key insurance terms and help people identify potential, after-storm repair fraud.
Here are the details. Please note: The presentation will be short. Most of the time allotted is for one-on-one sessions with experts.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
GuestHouse Inn & Suites
3803 Brooks St.
Attendees with insurance or repair issues are encouraged to bring any paperwork relevant to their case, including their insurance policy, and receipts from repairs, etc.