Wildfires and Insurance Update

Wildfires: With the wildfires now over, it is time for recovery. Here’s the latest insurance news: Technology Assistance: Due to evolving technology, insurance claims experts were able to monitor screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was happening on the ground. According to Travelers, this allowed them to … Read more

Hurricane Insurance Update:

While the impact of Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence will affect thousands of people for a long time, the impact on the insurance industry is manageable.  Residents and businesses in the Carolinas and Virginia hit by Hurricane Florence will be dealing with an estimated $1.5 billion in wind damage and $28.5 billion in flood damage.  … Read more

Making Lemonade from Insurance:

While insurance companies are not the most beloved, they for the most part, meet their obligations by paying claims, as promised.  We’ve all heard the stories of insurance companies unfairly and unreasonably denying claims or giving claimants the run-around. And most likely have experienced this ourselves. I’ve definitely experienced this.  What most people don’t talk … Read more

Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and Flood Insurance

Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence have now passed, however, the impact will be felt for a long time. Insurance will help many people get back on their feet as insurance claims are expected to exceed $10 billion.  Here’s What Consumers Should Do to Get Fair Claims Payments in the Wake of Hurricane Florence. Unfortunately, natural … Read more

9 Insurance Questions for 2018

Change is coming slowly to the insurance industry and while 2017 showed much movement, 2018 will be the year that brings the next step in evolution for the insurance industry. In this post, I pose some of the questions and possible answers for the insurance industry this year. 1) Will this be the year that … Read more

What you need to know about claims for hurricanes and wildfires

The devastating fires in California are the latest in a series of catastrophes that have destroyed homes and businesses. After you’ve suffered a loss, one of your first steps on the road to financial recovery is filing an insurance claim (assuming you have insurance coverage). It’s important to know your rights when filing a claim … Read more

Ten Tips For Filing A Homeowners Insurance Claim After A Disaster

The devastating fires in California are the latest in a series of catastrophes that have destroyed homes and businesses. After you’ve suffered a loss, one of your first steps on the road to financial recovery is filing an insurance claim (assuming you have insurance coverage). It’s important to know your rights when filing a claim … Read more

Hurricane Harvey & Irma: Insurance Claims and Preparation Tips

It is always best to hope for the best and plan for the worst. Hopefully Hurricane Irma will not cause further damage though unfortunately, that is unlikely. If you are in an area that may be impacted by Irma here is The Get-Ready Checklist. This is a checklist that we all should use to be … Read more