November 10, 2014, is the deadline for filing proof of claims with the Office of the Special Deputy Receiver in Illinois regarding the estates of Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company, American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company and American Motorists Insurance Company. Those insurance companies are all part of the Lumbermens Mutual Group and were formerly known as Kemper. They entered liquidation on May 10, 2013.

A policyholder may have a TPA or a state guaranty association, or both, handling Lumbermens claims on a day-to-day basis. Regardless of who is adjusting or paying the Lumbermens claims, however, policyholders need to file proofs of claim with the Office of the Special Deputy Receiver. The proofs of claim should be as complete as possible, as well as timely.

Filing a claim in the liquidation is an important first step in recovering from an insolvent insurance company’s estate.