Rigsby Sisters Adjusters Whistleblowers Say State Farm Cheated Hurricane Katrina Victims

“Rigsby Sisters Adjusters Whistleblowers Say State Farm Cheated Hurricane Katrina Victims”. An exclusive investigative report reveals State Farm Insurance supervisors systematically demanded that Hurricane Katrina damage reports be buried, replaced or changed so that the company would not have to pay policyholders’ claims in Mississippi, say two State Farm whistleblowers. The two insiders, Kerri and Cori Rigsby, independent adjusters who had worked for State Farm exclusively for eight years, say they have turned over thousands of internal company documents and their own detailed statement to the FBI and Mississippi state investigators. The Rigsby sisters say they saw “widespread” fraud at the State Farm offices in Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss. The sisters say they saw State Farm supervisors go to great lengths to pressure outside engineers to prepare reports concluding that damage was caused by water, not covered under State Farm policies, rather than by wind. They say reports that concluded that damage was caused by wind, for which State Farm would have to pay, were hidden in a special file and new reports were ordered “caused by water” so that State Farm would not have to pay. The allegations, if proven, would support the suspicions of thousands of homeowners along the Mississippi Gulf Coast who have been unable to get paid or properly collect on their insurance claims to rebuild their homes. The video is being used with permission as it was provided courtesy of ABC News 20/20 and we present it for educational purposes. FBIC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with the American Public in combination, support and/or association with media producer(s) investigations. Note that bad faith insurance can only be proven in a court of law … you be the Judge! This media is not to be used for commercial purposes without permission from the Producer. (ABC News 20/20, Aug. 2006)