State's Largest Insurer Responds to Customers Impacted by the Karney Fire
Boise, Idaho, september 18, 2012 - Evacuated residents insured with State Farm are encouraged to contact their agent right away - even if they don’t know yet whether their property is affected by the Karney wildfire.
Local agents are reporting they are receiving some calls from customers with questions about their homeowners coverage.
"Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the Karney Fire and the first priority is the safety of the public," said State Farm spokeswoman Angela Thorpe. "Right now it’s important for those impacted by the wildfire to safely follow evacuation procedures and to let us know how to contact them. We also encourage our customers to save their receipts for any temporary living expenses they incur."
The State Farm homeowners policy provides temporary living expense coverage for homeowners required to evacuate, such as motel and food expenses, subject to their policy deductible.State Farm is the largest insurer of homes and vehicles in Idaho
Angela M. Thorpe, Media Relations (303) 264-1560 or (303) 870-5462
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