How to File a Claim

Claims Department

Our hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Monday through Thursday and 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.on Friday. Our customer service telephone number is 1-800-348-6747. You can report your claim during business hours through our customer service line by pushing #4. If you have an emergency claim and need to report it outside our regular business hours please call our customer service line and push #5. You can bypass this step by calling direct at (888) 236-5287. You will reach our after-hours claims reporting service to report your claim. If it is an emergency a company representative will contact you after the claim is reported. To report a windshield claim call our customer service line and push #6.

Claims Department 800-348-6747, #4
After Hours Reporting 800-348-6747, # 5 DIRECT (888) 236-5287
Windshield Claims 800-348-6747, #6

What to Do After a Car Accident

Auto accidents are sudden, unexpected and stressful. If you are in an accident, Merced Property & Casualty Company (MPCC) is committed to helping restore your peace of mind as soon as possible. If you have recently been involved in an accident the following helpful hints will get you through this difficult time.

Immediately After an Accident

  • Stay calm and composed.
  • Check for injuries; call Emergency Medical Services if necessary.
  • If the accident is minor, move cars to a safe place, out of traffic.
  • Turn on your vehicle's hazard lights and use cones, warning triangles or flares if available for safety.
  • Call the police, even if the accident is minor.
  • Notify your insurance agent or Merced Property & Casualty Company immediately.

Other Important Tips

  • Do not sign any document unless it's for the police, your insurance agent or MPCC.
  • Take written notes about the accident, including specific damages to all vehicles involved, driver information, witness information, etc.
  • If you have a camera available take photos of the vehicle(s) and scene. If available and allowed by the other party photograph their driver’s license and vehicle registration
  • If the name on an auto registration is different than the driver record the relationship.
  • Be courteous. Don't tell anyone the accident was your fault, even if you think it was.
  • State only the facts, and limit your discussion of the accident to the police, your insurance agent and MPCC.
  • Don't leave the accident scene before the police and other drivers do if at all possible.

Homeowners Claims

Immediately After the Loss

  • Take reasonable steps to prevent potential safety risks and/or further damage.
  • If the loss is caused by theft or vandalism, notify the police.
  • Notify your financial institution(s) about any missing debit or credit cards.
  • Keep accurate records of what you spend as a result of your loss.
  • Separate items that may be cleaned and/or repaired.
  • Contact your claim representative before you discard any items you plan to claim as damaged.
  • Review your policy for specific coverage information.

When a Claim is Filed Against You

  • Report it immediately to your agent or Merced Property & Casualty Company (MPCC).
  • Obtain names and addresses of all parties including any witnesses.
  • Don't make voluntary payments, obligations, or expenses outside of emergency first aid.
  • MPCC will conduct an investigation to assess the allegations.
  • MPCC will pay claims you are legally liable for, subject to the terms and conditions of your policy.

Settling a Claim

  • We'll pay to repair or replace your damaged property, subject to the terms and conditions of your policy.
  • If applicable, check with your mortgage company about how they handle claim payments.
  • Check with your Merced Property & Casualty Company agent or claim representative with questions.

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