The above photo of lumber visually depicts the significant increased price of basic construction material costs that is driving many property insurance claim disputes as policyholders with various losses from wildfires, hurricanes, and frozen pipes try to get their claims settled. The insurance industry is relying upon quickly outdated and erroneous Xactimate pricing.
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Many policyholders are not aware of how a coinsurance clause applies, or that it even exists, until after a loss occurs. This is an unwelcome lesson for those who those who unknowingly risked a portion of their expected insurance proceeds. Whether you have a homeowners policy,1 a commercial package policy,2 or a business owners policy,3 this is a reminder to pull it out of your drawer or ask your agent or broker about the coinsurance clause in your policy and how it applies to property damage.4
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