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Farmers Insurance asks Kansans to take special precautions as ice and snow storms pound the state

Claims Teams Ready to Help Customers                

Topeka, Kansas City, KS--(February 1, 2011)--Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® wants all Kansans  to be safe during the ice and snow storms that are crossing the state.  “We join highway officials and ask all Kansans not to drive if they can avoid it during these terrible storms,” explained Dana Russell, Kansas Farmers State Executive Director.

“If you have to go out, please take extra clothing, blankets and water in case of an emergency,” Russell said.  “Also, homeowners should be extra careful and follow safety procedures if using a gas, kerosene or wood stove. Plus, make sure children are safe and away from fireplaces or stoves.”

Farmers claims personnel, agents and employees are available to help any customers who suffer losses from the storms.

Farmers Insurance asks its customers who have suffered damage to call the Farmers 1-800-HelpPoint (1-800-435-7764) for immediate assistance.

Foremost Insurance customers should file their claim by calling: 1-800-527-3907.

“It seems unrelenting, but we want all of our customers in Kansas City, Topeka and the Wichita area, to know that we are here to help them find shelter, get supplies and necessities and to provide excellent claims service to help them get through this difficult storm,” Russell said.

About Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
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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