When making a home insurance claim in Jacksonville, you expect the insurance company to work with you, so you can get the help you need to repair your home. However, claims are often denied, and it can be difficult for a homeowner to work out the next steps when faced with a rejection. FoxBusiness.com offers the following advice in the event you’re faced with a denial and aren’t sure what to do next.
Water damage is one of the most confusing aspects of homeowner's insurance for many people in Florida. Some types of damage are easily approved claims, but others are often denied. It is important for you to understand what claims your insurance will cover, so you can make sure you are properly insured for all possible events.
When disaster strikes, Florida homeowners may feel a great sense of relief just getting an insurance claim filed. The hard part’s over, right? Maybe not. Waiting is hard too, especially when you are waiting for a claim approval so you can get your life back to normal. As the days pass, you may experience growing frustration and begin to wonder if you are ever going to see a check in the mail.
While most in Jacksonville likely value the assistance their insurers offer, they also may understand that insurance companies are businesses, and that businesses typically do not remain in operation by giving away money. Thus, the idea that insurers may constantly be on the lookout for loopholes that allow them to deny or reduce coverage may be more of a fact than a notion. Yet it should be remembered that despite their efforts to save money, insurers are obligated to provide coverage and reimbursement according to the promises made in the contracts they have with their clients.
Living in the Sunshine State means the threat of intense weather is a way of life for most Florida residents, making the proper homeowner's insurance an imperative part of planning. However, what do you do when a catastrophe strikes and the insurance company denies a claim that you were certain was covered? According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, you have options to explore before blindly accepting the decision.
Florida homeowners, like other homeowners throughout the U.S., forego filing insurance claims for minor items, such as a broken window or damaged storm door, because they know their premiums might be raised. When they do file a claim, it is for something significant, and they expect it to be approved. When they receive a letter from the insurer denying the claim or fail to hear anything at all, they are understandably puzzled, to say the least.
While the care that you can expect to receive from any of the hospitals and clinics in Jacksonville is among the best in the world, it may come at a step price. That may be why receiving a denial notice from your health insurance company can be so disheartening. One of the more common reasons why medical claims are denied is because insurers deem that the procedures performed were not medically necessary. Here at Tyler & Hamilton, P.A., we’ve had several clients come to us wondering if such a decision can be appealed.
Many homeowners in Jacksonville purchase insurance for their properties because it provides them with peace of mind and financial protection against covered unexpected events. They pay their premiums faithfully, not aware that their insurers are only bound by law to cover claims if they are legitimate. Insurers have strict criteria in place that they use to help disqualify claims for payment. These requirements are often the very reasons why some homeowners’ claims are denied.
Florida has the highest rate of sinkholes in the country, and insurance to cover any damage that might be caused by this kind of phenomenon is guaranteed for residents of the Sunshine State. Fortunately, sinkholes are not an everyday occurrence, and we usually only hear of those that swallow sections of highway or gobble up cars. However, some of these depressions develop gradually, causing damage to part of your home or property. If this happens, your next step is to file a claim with your insurance company, but this is not necessarily a simple matter with satisfactory results.
Business insurance is one of those lifesaving decisions that can rescue a business from ruin. Unfortunately, there is one more obstacle between you and reconstructing your business – the insurance company. You probably assume that you file a claim and it will be approved in a matter of days, if not weeks. Unfortunately, your insurer only makes money if you pay premiums and never pays out claims. This creates a perverse incentive sometimes to deny valid claims.