Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance catastrophe teams blanket Colorado Springs area to handle Black Forest fire claims

BOSTON (June 14, 2013) – To help customers promptly and safely recover from the devastating Black Forest Fire, Liberty Mutual Personal Insurance companies – Liberty Mutual and Safeco – have sent teams of catastrophe claims specialists to the Colorado Springs area to handle claims. To further facilitate quick customer response, the companies have set up a special home and auto claims mobile unit at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs.

“Helping our customers in their time of greatest need is our first responsibility, and we have claims experts on the ground and hundreds more available by telephone dedicated to ensuring that we are responding as promptly as possible to everyone who has experienced a loss from this fire,” said Ted Gramer, executive vice president and chief claims officer, Liberty Mutual Personal Insurance.  “Once safe to do so, customers should reach out to us by phone, internet, mobile applications, through their agent, or at our response vehicle location in Colorado Springs with their claims or questions.”

Home and auto insurance customers are encouraged to report their claims 24 hours a day by calling these numbers:

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance: 1-800-2-CLAIMS (1-800-225-2467)
  • Safeco Insurance: 1-800-332-3226, or their local independent agent.

Homeowners can meet with Liberty Mutual or Safeco catastrophe specialists at the mobile claims unit in Colorado Springs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT, Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday to discuss their claims, obtain policy information, and in some cases get initial claims payments for covered losses or receive advances to cover anticipated out-of-pocket costs such as food, clothing, housing and personal items.

Helpful tips and videos for homeowners to keep their families and possessions safe before, during and after a wildfire are available online at and at

Glenn Greenberg
(617) 574-5874

About Liberty Mutual Insurance
"Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.  Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2012 revenue.  The company employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices throughout the world.

Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Personal Insurance sells private passenger automobile, homeowners, and specialty products in the U.S. through the Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance brands.  Liberty Mutual Insurance products are distributed through more than 2,300 licensed sales representatives, direct response centers, third-party producers and online at  With more than 14,000 affinity group relationships including employers, credit unions, and professional and alumni associations Liberty Mutual Insurance is an industry-leader in affinity marketing.  Safeco Insurance sells through a network of more than 10,000 independent agencies throughout the United States.  Personal Insurance also offers a wide range of individual life insurance and annuity products through Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the fifth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2015 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance is ranked 73rd on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2015 revenue.

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