Insurers paid $200 million to Mass. tornado victims, state reports
State says 98% of claims settled
Insurance companies have paid $200 million to policy holders from last June’s tornadoes in western and central Massachusetts, settling more than 98 percent of claims, state officials announced Tuesday. More than 81 percent of claims were paid within four months of the storm, the state’s insurance division reported after compiling information from the state’s 25 largest insurers. State officials said the response has helped the Springfield region recover from the violent storms.