Torrential rain and severe wind have caused major damage that will take years to repair and has resulted in thousands of rescues. If you conduct business in the impacted area, it may be difficult to even assess the damage and the need.
Knowing who to contact and understanding insurance coverage limits may be the last thing on your mind. Considering the following now as you prepare to file a claim can help ease recovery:
- Document the damage. Taking pictures will help the adjustors better assess the loss and potentially speed up the claims process.
- Track expenses. Likely, business will need to continue in some fashion. Make sure you document all expenses incurred to minimize any further losses and to protect your assets.
- Proactively communicate with employees. Not only will your business be impacted by the hurricane, but the lives of employees will be as well. Share information about any benefit programs, such as employee assistance programs, telemedicine, and medical plan coverage.
Know that your Hylant team is prepared to assist you and your business in the coming weeks.