ICT and NICB Join forces to help prepare Texans for upcoming storms

March 31, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Camille Garcia, Director of Communication & Public Affairs 512-713-4262


Since 2016, Texas continues to claim the number one spot for the highest number of hailstorm losses. While the spring storm season, normally runs from March through May, severe weather can strike at any time bringing with it some hailstorms, severe thunderstorms, and even tornados

 

Camille Garcia, Director of Communications and Public Affairs with ICT says that, “Spring is often the beginning of storm season in North Texas and severe weather has the potential to put lives, homes, and businesses at risk. Knowing your policy, making sure you are properly covered, understanding the claims process and creating a response plan are key to protecting you and your family.”

 

As residents begin assessing damages and cleaning up their properties, fraud and contractor schemes are issues Texans may also face after the storm. Unscrupulous contractors often descend on impacted areas, going door to door, with promises of fast, inexpensive labor. Residents can find themselves on the receiving end of shoddy repairs or fall prey to contractors who take money and leave without warning.

 

According to Frederick P. Lohmann, Director of Field Operations, Southwest Region of the National Insurance Crime Bureau says, “NICB agents are out in the field everyday working with law enforcement and insurers whose policyholders who have been victimized by fraudsters looking to take advantage of them in a vulnerable situation. Fraudsters are even taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to engage in fraud. For scammers, every season is insurance fraud season.”

 

Radio & Media Conference Call Tour

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Camille Garcia and Frederick P. Lohmann will be available from 7 AM to 5 PM CT for live or recorded interviews.  

  • To schedule an interview with both ICT and NICB, contact Mary Hernandez at mhernandez@insurancecouncil.org or 512.637.5443.   

  • Conference call lines will be offered.

 

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