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Flooding Disaster Area Information

If you’re a West Bend policyholder who’s been affected by recent flooding that resulted in significant damage, we want to address questions you may have related to your insurance coverage.

Please direct your questions about insurance claims or coverage to West Bend's Claims Department. Click here for contact information.

 West Bend understands policyholders in affected areas may have difficulty paying insurance premiums during this time and will be flexible for customers living in those disaster areas. If you have questions about your policy premiums or need an extension, our Accounting Department can help you. You may contact West Bend's Accounting Department at 1-800-236-5002 between 8:00am and 4:30pm CST.

The Illinois State Insurance Department has issued a bulletin related to the flooding disaster areas. West Bend is doing its utmost to comply with these requests and directives. If you live in Illinois and would like more information, please click here.

While other states within our operating area have not issued bulletins, West Bend is aware of those disaster areas. If you're a resident of one of these states and have been affected by a disaster, West Bend will show the same respect and leniency as customers living in states in which bulletins were issued. 

Disclaimer: West Bend is making every effort to intercept notices for policyholders in the affected disaster areas. We acknowledge that we may not be able to intercept every notice.

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West Bend can insure your commercial and residential building trades business

Do you own or operate a building trades contracting business? If so, West Bend could have the right insurance program for you.

We focus primarily on commercial and residential trade contractors who provide services either directly to a client or as a subcontractor working through a general contractor or construction manager, and who aren’t ‎involved in heavy-construction operations. Trade contractors West Bend insures include electricians, ‎plumbers, carpenters, HVAC contractors, brick and block masons, concrete masons, carpet ‎layers, painters, insulation contractors, and excavation and land grading contractors.

West Bend may be a good fit if you exhibit obvious pride in the work performed and have been operating for at least three years with a successful history. Additionally, your business should:

  • Employ a regular workforce with a core of apprenticeship-trained workers;
  • Require employees to wear appropriate personal protection equipment for all job tasks;
  • Have excellent jobsite supervision, and properly secure all jobsites to protect the public;
  • Maintain a comprehensive safety and training program that outlines expectations; and
  • Provide regular safety and job training to all employees.

To learn more about how a West Bend policy can protect your valuable business, talk to a West Bend independent insurance agent.

 

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Protect your identity when traveling

As summer winds down, are you planning one last trip before the kids go back to school and cooler temperatures settle in? If you are, you may have a “to do” list of things to accomplish before and during your vacation. You’ve probably considered things like travel arrangements, lodging accommodations, what to pack, and sites to see or activities to do, but have you thought about how to protect your identity when traveling?

Unfortunately, in today’s world, travelers are incredibly vulnerable to identity thieves. There are things you can do before and during your vacation to help protect yourself and your family from these risks.

Check out this infographic from CyberScout for more information on travel risks and what you can do to protect yourself. Then visit SmarterTravel for 11 ways to prevent identity theft while traveling.

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