Tag Archives: under-insured

Additional Review Required of All Virgin Island Hurricane-Related Claims Where Property Determined to be Underinsured

It has been five months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked widespread havoc on the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Category 5 hurricanes damaged buildings of all shapes and types – residences, businesses, places of worship, warehouses and commercial buildings. Those with insurance coverage filed claims, presumably expecting prompt and fair responses from their insurance companies. … Continue Reading

Is Your Home Underinsured?

Imagine for a moment your home is severely damaged as a result of a hurricane or tornado. The damage is so bad, you think the damage merits the maximum coverage your insurance policy provides, and it turns out you’re right. Your insurance company pays you the maximum policy limits, and you’re sitting pretty with what … Continue Reading

Is One Practical Answer to Many Coverage Disputes Involving Storm Surge Versus Wind to Raise National Flood Limits and Underwrite Insurance to Value Properly?

As we have seen with the Katrina and Wilma litigation, courts will enforce the anticoncurrent causation clause, standard in most all risk and wind insurance policies. Many who suffered total losses could not fully recover because they did not have adequate flood insurance. Generally, policyholders with insufficient flood coverage limits fall into three categories: Those … Continue Reading

No Flood Insurance And Not Enough Insurance

  Two recurrent issues are keeping policyholders from full recovery following disasters.  First, policyholders are not getting flood insurance even though it is available.  Second, policyholders are not increasing the limits of coverage to reflect the full costs of construction or replacement. They are exposed to the risk of being significantly under-insured.  … Continue Reading
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