Damage Claims for Hail Are Biggest in Texas
A three-year analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) finds that Texas had the most claims with more than 811,000 between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2018. Over the three-year period, there were nearly 2,900,000 hail loss claims across the nation. Colorado ranked second in the number of hail claims with 395,000. The top five rounds out with more than 163,000 claims in Nebraska, an estimated 153,000 in Missouri, and about 146,000 in Kansas.
“Hail damage fluctuates year-to-year, but what seems to be consistent is the number of unscrupulous contractors ready to swoop in promising a quick fix,” said Brooke Kelley with the NCIB. “Always check first with your insurance company or agent before signing any documents presented by a contractor whom you did not request.”