SGI CANADA helps customers through flooding aftermath
June 21, 2010
Teams of SGI CANADA professionals are being pulled together from across the company to assist customers affected by flooding in the Maple Creek area.
"We're doing everything we can to help our customers through this difficult time," said SGI CANADA President and CEO Andrew Cartmell. "Customers shouldn't feel they need to file a claim immediately, the first thing to do is to take care of themselves and their families."
Customers who suffered damage or losses during the storm should call their independent insurance broker. An adjuster will be assigned as soon as possible to assess the damage.
Customers who had vehicles damaged should call the SGI Dial-A-Claim service at 306-778-4980 or toll free at 1-800-667-7414 or to set up an appointment with an auto adjuster. Customers with access to the Internet can also file an auto claim using the SGI eClaim service.
While waiting to see an adjuster, people should take steps to protect their property from further damage or loss if it is safe to do so.
SGI CANADA also suggests that you:
- Don't throw anything out. Store damaged items in a reasonably safe place so the adjuster can see them when he or she arrives.
- Have any appliances (including furnaces) that have come in contact with water checked by a qualified electrician, dealer or serviceman before you use them.
- Do not touch any electrical systems or panels until you know it is safe to do so, especially in wet or damp conditions.
- Clean up as soon as possible. Seek professional advice on how to clean up and take whatever reasonable steps you can to minimize the extent of your loss.
- Move damaged belongings to a dry area with good ventilation.
Property owners should keep track of these cleaning expenses as they are considered part of the insurance claim. SGI CANADA also encourages its customers to take photographs of their damaged property to give to their adjuster.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan and a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of nearly 300 independent insurance brokers and over 400 motor licence issuers across the province.