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Farmers Insurance Agents and Claims Teams are in Joplin

Farmers Insurance Agents and Claims Teams are in Joplin

May 23rd, 2011 in News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --May 23, 2011-- Immediately following the horrific tornado that struck Joplin and surrounding areas Sunday, Farmers Insurance claims personnel, agents, State Executive Director office personnel and district managers have deployed and are awaiting go-ahead to get into the damaged areas and help all customers that have suffered damage or injury.

"We are reaching out to all of our customers who were in the path of this terrible tornado and helping them with their immediate needs," stated Paul Crosetti, Farmers Missouri State Executive Director. "We have the resources in place to get into the hard hit areas and help our customers with immediate needs and help them with their claims."

All Farmers customers needing assistance with a claim are urged to call their agent or the Farmers 24 hour claims hotline for immediate assistance:

800-HelpPoint (800-435-7764) for immediate assistance.

Spanish-language claims assistance is available to Farmers customers by calling 877-RECLAMO (877-732-5266).

Foremost Insurance customers can call: 800-527-3907.

21st Century Insurance customers can call: 888-244-6163.

"We have also ordered one of our Mobile Claims Command Center (MCC) buses and Customer Care Vehicle to come to Joplin and help our customers with their claims needs. The 46 foot MCC has state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment, satellite based cell phones and laptops, water and emergency supplies for our customers and non-customers alike," stated Crosetti. "The CCV has communications equipment and supplies for all in need. There are claims stations on board both vehicles for our claims personnel and agents to help customers. The location of the Farmers claims MCC and CCV will be issued in a press release to all media, as soon as it arrives and sets up."

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at


CONTACT: Farmers Insurance

Jerry Davies, 213-400-4459



SOURCE: Farmers Group, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2011