ENNIA pays out first Irma insurance claims

PHILIPSBURG–ENNIA recently paid out the first insurance claims in connection with Hurricane Irma through its St. Maarten branch.

  The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ralph Palm said in a press release on Thursday that ENNIA strives to resolve all claims as soon as possible. ENNIA is also willing to advance a portion of the loss payment to eligible clients to speed up recovery from the catastrophe.

  According to Palm, a rapid recovery is primarily in the interest of the client, but will also benefit the country as a whole. Currently, a high number of insurance claims have already been filed. “We expect many more claims to be filed. There are many people that have been unable to file a claim due to the enormous impact Irma has had on the island,” he said.

  Based on the insurance policies, a client must file a claim as soon as possible. Despite the massive destruction Irma has left in its wake, Palm is confident that ENNIA is able to meet its financial obligations. “ENNIA has more than adequate coverage through its reinsurance contracts with large international reinsurers. The reinsured amount covers the entire amount of the projected insured damage suffered by our policy holders,” he said. 

  ENNIA said it will invest additional resources over the next few weeks to better assist its policy-holders in St. Maarten. Policy-holders who have not yet filed their insurance claims are urged to do so as soon as possible.

  Policy-holders can file claims online by visiting ENNIA’s website

www.ennia.com and completing the claims form. Policy holders can also file a claims in person at the office at W.J.A. Nisbeth Road #97 on weekdays between 8:00am and 4:30pm or by calling tel. 1-721-543-2232 or through the ENNIA headquarters at J.B. Gorsiraweg 6 in Curaçao.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/70064-ennia-pays-out-first-irma-insurance-claims