SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California

October 22, 2007 13:33 ET

Fire Alert: Auto Club Insured Members Can Call Claims Center for Evacuation Services

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Those who have homes and vehicles threatened by today's wildfires in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and who are insured through the Automobile Club of Southern California's affiliated Interinsurance Exchange can call 1-800-67-CLAIM (1-800-672-5246) for assistance.

Auto Club Interinsurance Exchange claims specialists are now on the scene at several evacuation centers, but because of the magnitude of the blazes, they may not be at every center.

"If an Auto Club representative is not at your evacuation center and you are an Auto Club policyholder who has been evacuated, call 1-800-67-CLAIM," said Cortland Ray, the Auto Club's vice president for insurance claims. "An adjuster will contact you within 30 minutes to make an appointment to provide assistance."

Those with auto insurance may also be eligible for claims assistance with vehicle rentals if their vehicles are lost or damaged due to the fire, depending on the coverage within the policy.

"During a catastrophic event such as this fire, we want our policyholders to know they can contact us immediately if they need our assistance," Ray said.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Jeffrey Spring
    Elaine Beno
    Office: (714) 885-2333