Insurance co. to pay ‘miracle’ Joplin tornado survivor’s claim: ‘It’s a big worry off my mind’

By Associated Press, Published: October 24

ST. LOUIS — Mark Lindquist, whose against-the-odds story of survival and heroism in the Joplin tornado touched people around the world, got some good news Monday: The insurance company that initially denied his medical claim agreed to pay. Lindquist, 51, was hurt while trying to protect group home residents during the May 22 twister. Lindquist and a co-worker placed mattresses on top of three middle-aged men with Down syndrome in an effort to protect them from the tornado, even climbed atop the mattresses for added weight.

As an independent insurance agency that is affiliated with MIAA, how did the Joplin Tornado in Missouri affect your insurance agency? I thought this article would be beneficial as a positive story for your insureds, whether you’re starting a new independent insurance agency or if your insurance agency has been around for a while.

–Josh Nordin