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The damage of recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left many re-evaluating their current insurance policies. However, in addition to your flooding and natural disaster claims, be sure you’re also looking into your fire insurance claims. Sometimes, fires can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. But do you know how to file …

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Are you living in an apartment, rented house or condo? Do you need renters insurance? After all it’s up to the landlord to fix the building should it catch fire or be damaged by a storm. What about your personal property? Who will pay to repair or replace your belongings should they be damaged or …

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A Public Insurance Adjuster prepares, presents and adjusts property insurance claims on behalf of homeowners and business owners following a covered casualty loss. Public adjusters traditionally charge a fee for their services based upon a percentage of the amount recovered. How much does a claims adjuster make? Typical fees range between 10 and 12.5% with …

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The questions of “should I hire a public adjuster” often comes up to insurance representatives. They will always work with their companies first but you should take the following into consideration. Imagine that you have just experienced a fire in your home causing extensive damage to the structure and your personal property. You have a …

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The TV commercials make it look so easy: You experience a disaster and, like magic, your insurance company swoops in and solves all your problems. Unfortunately, say consumer advocates, it rarely works that way in real life. Instead, if a disaster such as a fire, hurricane, earthquake or hailstorm damages your home, it’s important to …

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Shopping for a new home can be daunting, but shopping for new homeowners insurance? That can be downright mind-numbing. With so many options, how can you be sure your making the right choice? One big way to narrow down your options is to check out the complaints against insurers (as public insurance claim adjusters we have …

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Point Pleasant Beach — The beachfront home of Vincent and Carla Vitale was severely damaged in superstorm Sandy, yet they are still battling with their insurance companies what they feel is a fair and proper reimbursement. / Tom Spader/Asbury Park Press Sandy victims, frustrated by pennies on the dollar offers, sue en masse Source – …

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Many relatively sophisticated business-people are unaware of a potential pitfall that occurs when partners in real property fail to name all of the equity partners as named insureds on their property insurance policy. This can result in a partial denial of liability for the partnership based upon the equity interests of those who are not …

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Following super storm Sandy many general contractors and roofing contractors have advertised that they are “disaster specialists” able to specifically “work with your insurance company” on your behalf to settle storm related claims. They even claim to “represent your interests” and “negotiate on your behalf” thereby simplifying the restoration process. This is both categorically wrong …

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Maybe it’s time for a truce—for insurers and public adjusters to consider ways to normalize relations between what have traditionally been warring parties. I took quite a bit of heat from a number of public adjusters about my September 2012 column, which ignored their role in resolving claims disputes between insurers and policyholders. One caller …

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