Missouri: 17,000 Insurance Claims Filed So Far From Joplin Tornado

 Monday, June 13, 2011

 Insurance Journal

The major insurance companies serving consumers in the Joplin area have received nearly 17,000 claims so far from residents and business owners with damage from the EF-5 tornado that struck the area on May 22, insurance regulators reported. The data come from insurance companies in Missouri that make up more than 72 percent of Missouri’s homeowners insurance market. Gov. Jay Nixon has signed Executive Order 11-12, which forbids insurance companies from raising rates or canceling policies for consumers in Jasper and Newton counties for 30 days. The executive order could be extended.