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SPRINGFIELD, MO --(Marketwired - January 25, 2016) - American National's thoughts are with the people who are dealing with the aftermath of this weekend's severe snow and ice from Winter Storm Jonas.
Impacted policyholders are urged to report claims immediately -- no matter how minor the damage may appear. American National claims teams are available to assist policyholders whose property sustained damage. For personalized service, policyholders can visit their local agent's office or call American National's 24-hour claims hotline at 1.800.333.2860. Those with access to a computer or smartphone can also report claims online through the "Client Services Online" feature of anpac.com or through the Insured2Go® app.
American National encourages those who incur property damage to wait to make repairs until an adjuster can complete a property inspection. If immediate action is absolutely necessary to prevent further damage, policyholders should make sure it's safe to make repairs and take time to thoroughly document the damage. All repair-related receipts should be saved so they can be included in claim reports. For those policyholders who sustain vehicle damage, appraisers will be available to assist with inspections.
American National also offers the following tips to help policyholders avoid property damage due to ice accumulation at the edge of a roof, usually near the gutter, known as an ice dam:
A key to preventing ice dams is to keep attic temperatures below freezing. This means stopping warm air from inside the house from entering or building up in the attic.
Ice dam removal[i]
Additional informational and resources to help policyholders dealing with the aftermath of winter weather can be found at http://www.anpac.com/winter-weather-preparation/
[i] The information printed herein was obtained from sources believed to be reliable. American National, its affiliates and employees assume no liability in connection with the information or the safety suggestions provided. These recommendations are general in nature. Unique circumstances may not require implementation of some or all of the safety suggestions. There may be additional available safety procedures that are not referenced in this material. This information is not a guarantee of payment or authorization for payment for services under any policy. This information is not a guarantee for services.
Vice President Claims
417.887.4990, Ext. 2288
American National Center
1949 East Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65899