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So when you say ‘explosion,’ what exactly does that mean? p3

Sat May 17th, 2014 on     Insurance Claims,    

Insurance is a picky business. Insurers write policies that look generous but are, in fact, fairly narrow. For example, an insurer or agent may use the term “all peril” when referring to a homeowners policy. The average person would understand that to mean all perils: hail, famine, war, lightning, a terrorist attack and so forth. Any damage to your home caused by anything under the sun will be covered.

So when you say ‘explosion,’ what exactly does that mean? p2

Tue May 13th, 2014 on     Insurance Claims,    

An insurance company has prevailed in an unusual dispute with a Florida condominium owner. The woman filed a claim with State Farm Florida Insurance Co. after an unpleasant incident in the unit above hers. Her upstairs neighbor died, and the body was not discovered for a couple of weeks. By that time, the body had decomposed to the point that the abdomen had ruptured, allowing bodily fluids to escape.

When your insurance company doesn’t fulfill its obligations

Fri May 9th, 2014 on     Long-Term Disability,    

Most Americans are aware of the importance of homeowner’s insurance, health insurance, car insurance, and life insurance, but when it comes to disability insurance there seems to be a bit more of a disconnect. There are a variety of reasons for this, but the bottom line is that not enough Americans have the coverage they need if they end up becoming disabled.

Millennials either fearless or clueless about need for insurance p2

Fri Apr 25th, 2014 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

A column in Forbes this week offers some interesting insights about millennials — well, interesting for baby boomers, maybe. This generation, born between 1980 and 2000, does not know a life without the Internet. The Internet and all the technology that has sprung from being more easily connected is just the way things are for millennials. There’s nothing shiny and new about it, the columnist says, the way there’s nothing new about electricity for boomers. As a result, selling to millennials takes a completely different mindset.

All in a day’s work: Struck iceberg, sank, yadda yadda yadda

Sat Apr 19th, 2014 on     Insurance Claims,    

The insurance claim form for the Titanic is going up for auction in the next week or so. It’s an interesting document, and not just for insurance types. The four pages completed by Second Officer Charles Lightoller offer a surprisingly clinical description of the disaster. Lightoller may have had a reason for his ho-hum tone, or he may have simply had a “Just the facts, ma’am” moment.

All in a day’s work: Titanic’s insurance claim form up for sale

Thu Apr 17th, 2014 on     Insurance Claims,    

This week marks the 102nd anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. We wrote about some of the insurance issues a couple of years ago, when the disaster’s centennial prompted so much coverage. (See our April 2012, archive.) An auction house in England announced recently that it will be selling the original insurance claim form for Titanic at auction later in April. They expect to get about $20,000 for it.

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