A week has passed since the wind-storm whipped through Saskatchewan, and SGI has handled about 25-hundred claims.
The provincial insurance company’s Tyler McMurchy says most of them have been property claims.
“Including more than 700 auto and more than 18-hundred property claims,” McMurchy said. “These all came into SGI Canada.”
McMurchy says that’s obviously an increase from the 11-hundred claim which were filed the day after the storm, and now it’s tapering off, as expected, after the initial rush.
McMurchy says he expects the total to continue to rise and he urges people to file a claim as soon as possible.
“So, if they are an SGI Canada customer, we tell them to contact their insurance broker to report their claim,” McMurchy said. “An adjustor will be assigned to them to assess the damage. If they have an auto claim, they can file online using the SGI eClaim service. Or they can always phone it in by phoning the nearst SGI Dial-A-Claim centre.”
McMurchy says when making a claim, there’s a few things to keep in mind, such as protecting items which have been damaged.
“When they have damage, we advise them to clean up as soon as possible if things are broken,” McMurchy said. “If need be, seek professional advice on how to clean up. We tell them not to throw anything out, but to store damaged items in a reasonably safe place so the damage adjustor can see them when he or she arrives.”
It’s also encouraged to take any video or photographs of damaged property to give to the adjuster. If you’re using a professional service to clean up, McMurchy says keep track of those costs as some of it might be covered by your insurance.
(with files from CJGX)