It needs to be emphasized that these revisions are fairly new and it is unlikely that all insurers will adopt them immediately. It is, therefore, important to read the policy when a claim occurs and to be especially mindful of the edition date of the policy. Regardless of when the various states adopt the revisions, the forms will have an edition date of October 2012 (e.g., CP 00 10 10 12).
____________________ 1 Specified Causes of Loss include: fire, lightning, explosion, windstorm or hail, smoke, aircraft or vehicles, riot, vandalism, leakage from fire extinguishing equipment, sinkhole collapse, volcanic action, falling objects, weight of snow, ice or sleet, and water damage.
Robert Prahl has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance business, primarily in claims and claims training. He began his career as an adjuster in the New York metropolitan area and eventually became a claims manager and claims training director. He has written extensively on insurance issues, having authored two text books for the Insurance Institute of America and previously served as a columnist for Rough Notes magazine, an insurance trade publication.
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