How to request a copy of your insurance policy

After a claim occurs, one of the first questions we ask policyholders is, “Do you have a full copy of your insurance policy?”

The reason for this question is this is “the Bible,” letting us know as your potential representative, what coverages you have in your policy that will enable us to assist you with your claim.

There are clauses and information that mean something to AJR, with our 32 + year experience. Knowing where to look in the policy for additional coverages is the benefit of hiring an experienced public adjuster to represent you with your insurance claim.

This policy was probably given to you when you first signed up with the insurance company. Over the years, the insurance company may have only sent renewal letters and not the complete policy again.

A sample letter adapted from a United Policyholders template shows how to request your insurance carrier this policy that is needed to negotiate your claim for you. 

Sample Letter Requesting Complete Copy of Homeowners Policy

NOTE: This letter is a sample that must be customized to fit the facts of your individual situation and claim. All bracketed and underlined portions must be completed or revised before sending. Use this letter to request a complete copy of your homeowners’ policy from your insurance company.

(Date)

(Name of adjuster or highest ranking ins. co. employee) (Name of Insurance Co.)

(Address)

Re: Claim Number _____________

Date of Loss: __________________

Name of Insured: _______________________ Address of Insured Property: _____________

Dear [INSURANCE COMPANY],

Please send me a complete and certified copy of my homeowner’s insurance policy, including all declarations, endorsements, riders, and any changes to the insurance policy that would affect coverage at the time of the above-noted loss. Please send it to the mailing address listed below within fifteen (15) calendar days of this letter’s date.

Thank you in advance for your prompt handling of my request. I look forward to receiving the above-requested documents and working with [INSURANCE COMPANY] to complete the claim process.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME MAILING ADDRESS

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Call AJR Public Adjusters first with your next insurance claim.

We can be reached at (602) 795-5227 or claims@betterclaimresults.com

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Another 5 STAR Better Business Bureau Review

AJR is honored to receive another 5 STAR Better Business Bureau Review. We feel fortunate when clients can locate us and put us to work as their advocate. 

As LG says,On my own, I was offered $2,000 to complete the repairs (which was honestly insulting and almost bordered on criminal) but when AJR stepped in, they were able to increase the final settlement amount of my claim from $2,000 to $162,000. Yes, you read that, right!”

Better Business Bureau Review

To secure an 8,000% increase doesn’t happen every day, but we work our hardest to ensure we represent our clients with the utmost professionalism and tenacity.

With your next insurance claim call AJR first.  Let us review your situation and let you know how we might help.

 

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Honored to be recognized once again by YELP as Best Public Adjuster, Phoenix, Arizona January 2019

AJR does not take this position lightly.  We strive to handle our claims in a professional manner, while providing excellent customer service to our clients.  It is a strong testament to our services when our clients choose to share their experiences, here.

With all the turmoil in business today, with companies folding, you may wonder what position do I have if my insurance carrier goes under and files for bankruptcy. What happens when an insurer fails is a good article from National Underwriter explaining the rights you have as a policyholder.  All is not lost.

Anytime you need a consultation regarding an insurance claim call AJR first.  By calling first you put yourself in the best situation to recover all that you are entitled to for your loss.

AJR can be reached at 602-795-5227 or Send AJR an email message

 

How are my Fine Arts Covered in my Insurance Claim?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Fine Art to one policyholder may not be the same for another.  Questions always arise how are my collectibles, fine arts treated in my insurance claim.  Below please find an analysis by The National Underwriter Company regarding this issue.

Highlights

Once it is determined whether an object is a fine art, it must be determined how the property should be insured.  There are sixteen named perils, and if one of those does not damage the property, there is no coverage.

There are special limits, most do not apply to true fine arts.  Coins have a special limit, as does silverware, gold ware, platinum ware including tea sets, gold silver and platinum, although some may not actually be fine arts.

The best option is to schedule the property into the homeowners policy with the Scheduled Personal Property Endorsement.

READ BELOW FOR FURTHER DESCRIPTION

Insuring Your Fine Arts

 

 

AJR Public Adjusters

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Unauthorized Practice of Public Adjusting

Over the years we have encountered future clients who state, “Oh the contractor said they will assist with my claim.  They will talk to the Insurance Company and negotiate figures”

This is deemed as the UPPA — Unauthorized Practice of Public Adjusting and a  ruling was upheld in Texas pertaining to this act.  Read further a blog presented by NAPIA, (National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters), specifically spelling out how this ruling was reached and the ramifications of such practice.

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Policyholders always want to be informed by the individuals representing them, what their representation involves.  Always remember, only licensed Public Insurance Adjusters and lawyers are able to represent you with insurance property claims.

Fire in Vacation Home, BBB A+ Review

Appreciating our valued clients who choose to share their experiences about working with AJR, here is another A+, Better Business Bureau Review.

Thank you to our valued clients — Margi & Wayne Cook for your very kind words.

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Denial of Coverage due to misrepresentation

Many times we are asked the question, What if I forgot to mention something in my application?

According to our research via FC&S, The National Underwriter Company, the application is the standard by which the policy was written.  If you do not disclose completely your situation, this is cause for voiding the policy, and gives the insurance company an out to pay for a loss.

Remember the obligation is on the potential policyholder to disclose all information.  If it is discovered you misled the insurance company, that policy is null and void.  Lesson learned, disclose any and all information when applying for property insurance.

Read Below analysis from the leading investigative agency in the industry, FC&S.

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-1-39-43-pm-2Any questions always remember you can call AJR, 602-795-5227.

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