Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen today issued a bulletin to assist individuals and entities regulated by the Iowa Insurance Commissioner as emergency response teams and other citizens work to address the flooding that is affecting Iowa consumers.
“When a disaster hits, insurers help play a large and important role in Iowans getting back on their feet. I’m asking all insurers licensed in the state of Iowa, and especially health insurers, to stand with Iowans during this disaster,” Ommen said. “This action will make sure that extenuating circumstances due to flooding don’t cause consumers’ policies to lapse nor cause Iowans to be charged higher out-of-network rates should they need to travel outside of their normal coverage area to see a health provider. Should Iowans need assistance, the Iowa Insurance Division is here to help any Iowans with questions or concerns about their insurance policies.”
Visit https://floods2019.iowa.gov for more information regarding disaster assistance and travel info. Information from the Iowa Insurance Division about flood insurance and the importance of consumers reviewing their insurance policies can be found here.
Iowans may contact the Iowa Insurance Division if they need assistance at https://iid.iowa.gov/contact or 515-281-5705.