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Insurance Services Offered to Branson Residents

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Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance will be in Branson through Thursday to answer insurance related questions from those impacted by last week’s tornado. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe spoke with the Department and has this report.

Branson residents and businesses with questions about home, commercial, auto, or other types of insurance can get assistance from state insurance representatives at the Red Cross Multi-Agency Resource Center at the Red Roof Mall. Department spokesman Travis Ford says residents with damage will get help filing a claim, as well as filing complaints about unfulfilled claims.

“We are assisting residents who have insurance and who have had storm damage, and giving them some guidance on what’s covered, what’s generally not covered. But the biggest push we have is to get in touch with your insurance company immediately if you have damage,” Ford said.

Other agencies are on hand at the Red Roof Mall to assist with relief efforts, such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Ford says residents without insurance can get help through the federal Housing and Urban Development agency.

For KSMU News, I’m Samuel Crowe.

The event is from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Thursday. More information can be found at insurance.mo.gov, or by calling 800-726-7390.