4 December 2014
Brisbane hailstorm update: insured losses $482 million
As at 9am (Queensland time) today, 68,981 claims have been lodged by property and motor vehicle owners affected by the hailstorm – 17,509 for house and contents claims and 51,472 for motor vehicle.
Estimated insurance losses now stand at $482 million.
ICA CEO Rob Whelan said insurers were working closely with policyholders on their claims, scheduling assessments and developing quotes for repairs.
“This process depends on keeping the communication open with residents and car owners, and we urge them to contact their insurer if they have any queries about the claims process, assessments and rebuilding time-frames,” Mr Whelan said.
The ICA's disaster hotline - 1800 734 621 – can help affected residents and motor vehicle owners who are not sure which insurer they are with, or who have general inquiries about the claims process.