Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Free Consumer Protection Services provided by Kentucky Dept. of Insurance
Date of News Release: 03/14/2012
(MOREHEAD, KY) -- Kentucky State Police Post 8 Public Affairs Officer, Trooper Endre Samu, received information from Frank Goins, Director of Property and Casualty Division of the Kentucky Department of Insurance, which victims of the tornado disaster should be aware of. He wanted to ensure that procedures on how to report fraudulent claims, obligations of insurance companies and different types of adjusters were provided. Types of adjusters include: staff adjuster, independent adjuster, and public adjuster. Each has different aspects of representations. Individuals who have questions may contact the Consumer Protection Services at 800-595-6053 or 502-564-6034 (in Kentucky) or 502-564-3630 (out of state), fax # 502-564-6090. You may also go online at http://insurance.ky.gov/ and look for "consumer protection" for a free publication entitled "Before & After the Storm." This publication covers topics such as: after the storm has passed, what happens next, settling your claim, avoiding the fly-by-nighters, consumer complaint form and other useful contact information.