American National offers safety information regarding California wildfires

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As wildfires sweep across northern California, the National Weather Service advises a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures may continue to contribute to extreme fire behavior through Thursday afternoon. Check your area forecast for updates and abide by instructions from local authorities to protect lives and property.

American National urges wildfire safety and offers the following tips to help prepare yourself, loved ones and property from harm’s way: 

  • Remain aware of weather conditions in your area.
  • Secure your home and property.
  • Make sure you and your family have a disaster plan in place.
  • Heed all red flag warnings and prepare to evacuate.

In the event policyholders experience wildfire-related claims, American National has teams on standby ready to assist.

Claim Reporting: Call the American National 24-hour claims hotline at 1.800.333.2860 or use the AN Mobile app available via the iTunes app store or Google Play.

Visit the following for additional information regarding wildfire safety and preparedness:

About American National

American National Insurance Company (American National), headquartered in Galveston, Texas, was founded in 1905 and is licensed in all states except New York. American National and its subsidiaries offer a broad line of products and services, which include life insurance, annuities, health insurance, credit insurance, pension products and property and casualty insurance for personal lines, agribusiness and certain commercial exposures. The family of companies operates in all 50 states.

American National established a dedicated property and casualty division in 1973 with American National Property And Casualty Company, Springfield, MO. This company serves 38 states not including NY. To better serve the unique insurance needs of the agricultural market, American National acquired the Farm Family group of insurance companies based in NY in 2001. For corporate and investor relations information, please visit American National’s website at

CONTACT: CONTACT: Jeff Mills, Executive Vice President-Chief Claims Officer
417.887.4990, Ext. 2199
American National Center
1949 East Sunshine Street 
Springfield, MO 65899