Lane Electric Cooperative maintains insurance that will pay for damage to property only if and when the cooperative is liable. It is the responsibility of the member to submit a written claim to the cooperative.
If damage occurs to electric or electronic equipment through the cooperative’s electrical distribution system due to natural events (wind storms, ice storms, floods, fire, etc., aka “Acts of God”) and/or the cooperative is not negligent or otherwise responsible, the member may be reimbursed for a maximum of $250.00 per year (per member) for those damages based upon repair or replacement receipts.
The cooperative will consider payment only upon receipt from the member, a completed claim form, written documentation for repairs or justification for replacement of the damaged electric or electronic equipment as well as evidence that the member has no other means (home owner’s insurance, etc.) to recover their damages.
Under no circumstances will the cooperative pay for claims where the cooperative has no record of an occurrence that may have caused the damage or for damage resulting from actions of the public, other utilities, or power suppliers. The cooperative will not pay any claim submitted more than 60 days after the date of loss. Payment approval is subject to the cooperative’s sole discretion.
If you believe you are eligible for a reimbursement, based on the information provided above, please call the office at 541-484-1151 to request a claim form to be mailed to you.