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Farmers Insurance claims teams assist victims of Texas wildfires

DALLAS, TX-(April 20, 2011) - Farmers Insurance Group of Companies asks its customers suffering damage or ordered to evacuate because of the widespread wildfires, to immediately contact their agent or call Farmers’ 24 hour claims hotline at:

800-HelpPoint (800-435-7764) for immediate assistance.

Spanish-language claims assistance is available to Farmers customers by calling 877-RECLAMO (877-732-5266).

Foremost Insurance customers can call: 800-527-3907.

21st Century Insurance customers can call: 888-244-6163.

“Our claims teams are spread out throughout the state to assist our customers with any of their claims needs,” stated Farmers Vice President and Northern Texas State Executive Director Jim Swope. “We have the resources in place to help our customers file claims quickly and easily.”

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at

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