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State Hail Insurance Claims Available For Policy Holders

Hail Loss Claim Form Online at http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Producer/HailInsurance/pdf/HAIL_LOSS_CLAIM.pdf

 


Helena, Mont.– Recent severe weather with hail has impacted farmers in the north-central regions of the state. Some areas reported up to golf ball sized hail that completely decimated some fields. Producers with state hail insurance should file a loss claim regardless of other insurance, and it must be mailed to the program within 14 days of the event. Forms are available online or by contacting the Montana State Hail Insurance Program toll free at (844) 515-1571 or (406) 444-5429.

“The State Hail Insurance Program is here to assist producers who have been impacted by hail and this year is no exception. The program has a strong history of providing producers with the needed coverage to protect them when hail damages their crops,” said Bureau Chief Kim Falcon. When a hail loss claim form is received by the program, a hail adjuster will be assigned to the claim and they will work with the producer to schedule a convenient time to inspect the crop loss. The Montana State Hail Insurance website has a frequently asked questions page http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Producer/HailInsurance/frequentlyaskedquestions/>or producers can email agrhail@mt.gov or call if they still have questions.

Producers can still purchase state hail insurance to protect their crops until August 15th. Applications for coverage are available online http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Producer/HailInsurance/Forms/Application.pdf or at Montana State Extension, Conservation District, and county revenue offices.

Contact Information:

Montana State Hail Insurance Program

P.O. Box 200201

Helena, MT 59620

Phone: (406) 444-5429

Toll Free: 1 (844) 515-1571

Fax: (406) 444-9422

The Montana State Hail Insurance program was created at the request of producers in 1917 to provide hail insurance coverage on any crop grown in Montana. The program is directed by a five-member board consisting of three producers, the state agriculture director, and the state insurance commissioner.

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the department, visit agr.mt.gov.

 

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