Following disaster damage to your property, just having insurance in place does not guarantee that the property insurance claim and business interruption claim will be fully reimbursed. The final settlement can be affected by the policyholder's actions from the moment the damage occurs. The policyholder needs to be prepared, organized and proactive. Without prudent action, the claims process can be more unnerving than the disaster itself. Knowing and understanding the key steps in filing a claim will save time, trouble and money.
This issue of Adjusting Today provides the do’s and don’ts of responding to a property insurance claim and it offers sound advice on the claim process from the first steps to the final settlement negotiations.
Some of the key points about property insurance claims that are discussed include:
Property insurance provides protection against most risks to property, such as fire, theft and some weather damage. This includes specialized forms of insurance such as fire insurance, flood insurance, earthquake insurance, home insurance or boiler insurance. Property is insured in two main ways - open perils and named perils. Open perils cover all the causes of loss not specifically excluded in the policy. Common exclusions on open peril policies include damage resulting from earthquakes, floods, nuclear incidents, acts of terrorism and war. Named perils require the actual cause of loss to be listed in the policy for insurance to be provided. The more common named perils include such damage-causing events as fire, lightning, explosion and theft. Wikipedia
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