ADVISORY ALERT:Unauthorized Use of Germania’s Name
Misleads Insureds About Past Due Payments
(Brenham, Texas – August 11, 2014) Telephone scams take advantage of not only you, but also the companies they are misrepresenting. And, recently a new scam that includes unauthorized use of the Germania Insurance name is affecting Germania policyholders.
Like most scams, this new telephone scam is designed to convince you to give out your credit card or bank information. Don’t give it out. Just hang up.
Germania Insurance is alerting you, the policyholder, about this new telephone scam that involves misrepresentation of the company. Here’s what it involves: A telephone call is placed to a Germania policyholder telling the policyholder that their insurance payment is past due. The person requests your credit card number or bank information to draft the past due payment. Don’t give it out. Immediately hang up the phone. If you have questions about your payment, please contact your Germania agent. . . read more
What to do after a Storm/Disaster
Almost everyone experiences a brief period of amazement, awe and paralyzing shock right after a storm or other property–related disaster. Aside from the first assessment of life and limb – for yourself and others – it’s hard to know what to do first to get on the road to recovery. . . read more
Germania Launches Mobile Website
Germania is pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile friendly version of GermaniaConnect for Policyholders.
If you are a registered user of GermaniaConnect for Policyholders, you can now easily view and navigate from any Android™, Apple®, or Windows® smartphone to:
- View Your Policies
- Pay Online
- Billing Information
- Report a Claim
- Claim Status
- Auto ID Cards
To use the new mobile optimized site, simply browse to www.GermaniaInsurance.com on your smartphone and log in to the policyholder site.
Home Inventory Checklist
As hurricane season quickly approaches, it’s time to ask yourself if you and your family are prepared. If you’re not ready, you still have time to make a plan.
Should a hurricane cause damage to your property and its contents, will you be able to identify everything you own and list its value? Knowing this information, and having it documented, could speed the claims process and could get you back on your feet faster.
Germania’s Home Inventory Checklist brochure is the easiest way to inventory and track the value of your possessions. Download a copy today and take the time to document your belongings before hurricane season begins.
The checklist is a simple tool you may never need, and an invaluable one when a catastrophe does strike.
Be prepared. It could happen to you.
Payment Online Changes – Effective May 18th
If you’ve been making your payments online, next time you log on to GermaniaInsurance.com you may see a change. We’ve enhanced the payment online feature so that when using a credit card you will need to enter the three digit CVN security code in order to be processed. It’s still the same safe and secure site it’s always been, but now it’s even better.
With Quick Pay it’s always fast, easy and secure to use, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Election Results: Constitution Amendment Passes – Directors Re–Elected
The 2014 April Local Chapter meetings are completed and the election results finalized. The current directors from districts 3, 5, 15, 16, and 17 were re–elected to serve a 3–year term; and the proposed Constitution amendment passed with a total vote of 9,154 for and 181 opposed. The adopted Constitution is located on the Corporate Governance page. See more election details.
Behold the Distracted Driver
Research conducted in 2012 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that despite all the warnings, the percentage of drivers texting or visibly manipulating their handheld devices increased slightly over the previous (read more)
New Feature: Germania Everyday Recipes
Wondering what to make for dinner? Check out the newly redesigned Germania Everyday Recipes page for great ideas! We've collected recipes from policyholders, agents, employees and family members to share with you. We encourage you to check this site regularly because we add new recipes all the time.