Western Financial Group Catastrophe Claims Centre in Okotoks Open Canada Day Long Weekend


HIGH RIVER, AB, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Western Financial Group (Western) announced today that its official catastrophe claims centre in Okotoks, Alberta (207, 200 Southridge Drive) will be open to help Alberta flood victims during the Canada Day long weekend. The claims centre will be open on Saturday, Sunday, and Canada Day Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To help ensure all flooding victims receive support, Western will respond to all flood claims - even if the customer does not have a current insurance policy with the company.

"Since the start of this terrible tragedy we have seen more than 2,200 Albertans visit our catastrophe claims centres in Okotoks, Turner Valley, Vulcan, Strathmore, Medicine Hat and Drumheller to start their recovery process," said Jeff Burke, President & CEO of Western Financial Group's network of insurance brokerages. "Given the significant number of people affected, we want to ensure we are available to assist all flood victims throughout the long weekend".

Apart from visiting the Okotoks claims centre, customers can also call the Okotoks office at 403-938-0777 where an experienced Western Financial Group representative will be able to answer questions and assist them during this time.

If customers have an emergency claim, they can call our 24/7 claims line at 1-877-599-7299.

About Western Financial Group  

Western Financial Group is a western Canada based, diversified, financial services company serving more than 600,000 customers. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in High River, Alberta, Western provides insurance services through more than 120 office locations and the Internet (www.westernfinancialgroup.ca). With a skilled team of approximately 1,600 employees, and backed by the strong resources of its owners, Western is committed to building the strongest financial services company in Western Canada.   Western Financial Group is a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada.

SOURCE: Western Financial Group

For further information:

Eric Michalko
Manager - Sponsorships, Digital Marketing & Public Relations
Western Financial Group
Cell: (403) 603-8965
Email: eric.michalko@westernfg.ca

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