Using the Policys Definitions to Your Advantage

The average person doesn’t always read his or her insurance policy, except in one or two instances – when it becomes necessary to file a claim or when an insurance claim is denied by the insurer. We understand why: these contracts are often filled with dense legal jargon, and reading them can seem like an…

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Residential and commercial real estate sales occur on a daily basis. Usually, the title transfer of a sale occurs without much fanfare, regardless of whether the transaction involves a residential home or business real estate. The same is true when it comes to transferring insurance from the seller to the buyer. Up to the closing…

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How Insurance Policy Exclusions Affect Insureds

Insurance policy exclusions can dramatically affect insureds who think that they are protected completely when dealing with fire, storm, wind, hail, theft or other issues with their property. An insurance battle stemming from Hurricane Harvey in Texas was recently settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. The plaintiff, a woman who owns multiple commercial…

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Matching Issues with Exterior Brick Damage

Having bricks installed on the exterior of your Tennessee home helps improve the overall appearance and value of the home. The problem with bricks, though, is that insurance companies often try to avoid paying for matching materials when repairs are required. Today, we’d like to look at why that is. Why are bricks problematic? Bricks…

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What Does a Claims Adjuster Do

The claims adjuster is an important cog in the insurance machine. This person is responsible for coverage determination, investigation /evaluation of the claim and damage, and ultimately determining how much of a financial obligation the insurance carrier has and will pay on your claim. Understanding what it is a claims adjuster does can make it…

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Why Was My Condo Insurance Claim Denied

Tennessee has a lot of condominiums. When condo owners suffer losses, they sometimes face challenges that single-family homeowners don’t. The insurance company may deny the claim based on exclusions, or lowball the claim based on the type of damage done. Your personal condominium insurance policy, known as an HO-6 policy, will most often cover losses…

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Was Hotel Damage from Hurricane Insurer Says No

MS Amlin insurance company sued the policyholders of a Florida hotel, stating that Hurricane Irma did not cause the more than $1 million in damages claimed. Instead, they argued that the majority of the building’s issues already existed before the September 2017 storm, and were mostly the result of shoddy construction work. The lawsuit The…

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Types of Insurance Property Management Companies Need

Claims and lawsuits against property managers are a common occurrence. As the owner of a property management company, failing to have the proper insurance protection in place can leave you and your business exposed to unnecessary financial risk. As well, your clients are relying on you to carry the proper insurance to protect their assets.…

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