Claims News Service, Oct. 4, 11:02 a.m. EDT — Insurance company contact information is now available through a single toll-free telephone number to people whose homes and businesses were damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, according to the Hurricane Insurance Information Center (HIIC).

By dialing 1-800-942-4242 callers will receive claims contact information for hundreds of insurance companies.

The company claims assistance telephone numbers, tips on settling claims after a disaster, and other useful information also are available on the HIIC web site

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