Hurricane Ike caused little damage to the Galveston, Texas, main offices of American National Insurance Company, but the company is temporarily relocating some operations while Galveston recovers.
American National, a multiline carrier that is the parent of companies such as American National Life Insurance Company of Texas, Standard Life and Accident Insurance Company and Garden State Life Insurance Company, says Ike had no effect on the company’s property-casualty operations in Springfield, Mo., and Albany, N.Y.
Re-opening of the Galveston home office, which appears to have suffered from minimal damage, “will be primarily dependent on the restoration of basic services, such as power, gas and other utilities, by the City of Galveston.
American National is running many life, annuity and pension operations from company facilities in League City, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas.
There will be some limits on those operations as the company relocates staff to the backup locations, the company says.
Despite the effects of the storm, “throughout this entire event, all computer operations and systems continued without any interruptions in our state-of-the-art computer facility in League City, Texas,” American National says.