How Do Insurance Companies Pay Out Claims? How Are Homeowners Insurance Claims Paid?

How Are Insurance Claims Paid

Many homeowners are unfamiliar with the home insurance claim process – and that’s okay. Some homeowners never file a claim. Insurance companies pay claims in different ways. Depending on the type of claim, the amount owed, the work required, and other factors, insurance companies pay claims differently. Some insurers directly pay a contractor, for example, […]

How to Dispute a Homeowners Insurance Claim Denial

Disputing Insurance Claim Denial

Your home insurance claim was denied. What happens next? Every year, thousands of Americans dispute homeowners insurance claim denials. Sometimes, the insurer reverses the denial and the homeowner receives compensation. If you filed a homeowners insurance claim and feel wrongfully denied, then you aren’t helpless. There are multiple options available – and it’s still possible […]

Preparing for Property Damage Insurance Claims: The Importance of Regularly Documenting Everything in your House

Documenting Value of Personal Belongings

You may not be prepared for a property damage insurance claim. Many homeowners aren’t prepared. Have you documented everything in your home lately? Have you thoroughly checked your property? Do you have an itemized list of the contents of your home? Many homeowners fail to document their possessions or property – and this can lead […]

Business Interruption Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Coronavirus: What to Expect

Closed Business Interruption Insurance Claims Coronavirus

The COVID-19 coronavirus has wreaked havoc on businesses across the United States. Many businesses expect to receive business interruption coverage with an insurance claim. Insurance companies, however, aren’t sure they are obligated to cover these claims. Nobody knows what will happen with each specific claim filed. COVID-19 business interruption coverage is going to be a […]

Total Loss Insurance Claims: Tips For Dealing with Home or Business Total Loss Insurance Claims

A home or business total loss insurance claim can be extremely challenging. By successfully navigating a total loss insurance claim, however, you can receive the substantial amount of money owed to you by your insurance company and fully recover. Today, we’re explaining everything you need to know about a total loss insurance claim for a […]

The Most Common Reasons Why Insurance Claims Are Denied

Insurance Claim Denied

Billions of dollars of insurance claims are denied in the United States every year. Insurance companies are for-profit corporations. If there’s a reason to deny your claim, then the insurance company will take advantage of that reason. Insurance companies will deny your claim because of exclusions in your policy, for example. They might also deny […]

The Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause: Their Effects On Insurance Claims & How It Works

Concurrent Causation Tornado and Flood Damage

Many homeowners’ insurance policies have an anti-concurrent causation (ACC) clause. This single clause can play a crucial role in the insurance claims process. For some homeowners, this simple clause has been the difference between a $100,000 payout and a $0 settlement. Today, we’re explaining everything you need to know about the anti-concurrent causation clause, including […]

Insurance Claim Loss of Use Coverage and Additional Living Expenses For Homeowners

House Fire Claim Causes Loss of Use and ALE

If a fire destroys your home, you can claim hotel accommodations, car rentals, meals out, and other expenses that are a result of a covered claim. These expenses are claimed through home insurance under loss of use coverage and additional living expenses. Loss of use coverage and additional living expenses can make up a significant […]

Home Insurance Claims and Understanding Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

Couple Reading Home Insurance Policy For Claim

Smart homeowners know they need home insurance. However, many homeowners do not fully understand how home insurance works or what is actually covered under their home insurance policy until they are dealing with a home insurance claim – at this point many realize that they don’t have as much coverage as they thought and face […]

Can You Sue An Insurance Company Over A Property Damage Claim?

Lawyer Showing How To Sue Insurance Company

You buy property insurance to protect your property. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always protect policyholders and hold up their end of the deal. Has an insurance company denied your property damage claim? Is your insurer dragging its feet and taking too long? Have you been offered a much lower insurance settlement than you expected? In […]