Johnson Insurance Supporting the Residents of Slave Lake

ST. JOHN'S, NL, May 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Johnson Inc. is reaching out to support its customers impacted by the wildfires in Slave Lake, AB with teams on the ground and on the phone working 24 hours a day handling claims and providing other information and services.

"Our thoughts are with the people of the Slave Lake area during this incredibly trying time," said Marguerite Nobrega, Regional Vice President. "At Johnson, we recognize the devastation that our customers in the community are facing, and we are committed to doing everything possible to respond to their needs and to be there for the families affected. Our staff are here to assist anyone who needs it."

Gary Baird, Vice President, Home-Auto Claims, said, "We have mobilized our team and our Claims Response Vehicle is on the ground, offering people who have been displaced by the fires with essential items like water, toiletries, diapers and shoes, as well as any information and assistance they may need regarding insurance claims. We are helping residents every way we can."

Johnson has also been issuing advance payments to customers for additional living expense claims, which provides customers who are impacted with some flexibility during this critical time.

The team of professionals at Johnson Inc., Morgex Insurance and Servus Insurance Services - Home and Auto, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Customers are encouraged to call the toll-free emergency claims line at 1-800-804-0087 should they have questions about their home or auto insurance.

In the wake of the disaster, Johnson will continue to have its support system in place as long as customers need it.

Home and property owners are also encouraged to consider the following:

  • Keep receipts related to any clean up or replacement costs.
  • It is advised that home and property owners refrain from sifting through the debris as the site could pose dangers to you and your family. If sifting is required, please check with emergency officials before proceeding.
  • Home owners are advised to create a diagram of their home, indicating where furniture, appliances, wall hangings etc. were located.
  • Try to detail as much information as possible regarding home contents and automobile descriptions.

Johnson Inc. is a licensed insurance provider in Alberta, specializing in personal home and auto insurance for groups and individuals. Johnson Inc. also operates in Alberta under the trade styles Morgex Insurance and Servus Insurance Services - Home and Auto.

About Johnson Inc.
With origins dating back to 1880, Johnson Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected providers of insurance and benefits in Canada. Headquartered in St. John's, NL, Johnson Inc. has over 1400 employees in more than 65 locations across the country. Today, the company is part of the global RSA group. With history stretching back almost 300 years, RSA is one of the world's leading multinational insurance groups.


For further information:

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ronalda Walsh
Director, Corporate Communications
Johnson, Inc.
Phone: 709-738-8765
Toll Free: 1-877-738-4196

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