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Today we will be discussing the insurance coverage for collapse. Throughout the years, insurance companies have updated the policy language as to what constitutes a collapse loss and continue to do so today. How can you be sure you are covered in case of collapse and furthermore, how can you help to mitigate a collapse loss to your property? Find out on this episode as we discuss collapse with our experts.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] What are common reasons or circumstances that cause a property to collapse?

[2:31] What constitutes a collapse loss according to the insurance company?

[4:54] If a home or business were to collapse due to a natural disaster would it be covered under a standard property insurance policy?

[7:23] How can policyholders protect themselves when it comes to exterior buildings on their property?

[10:02] What happens if two variables cause the collapse of a property? How would the policyholder’s claim be handled?

[16:11] How can home and business owners protect their property from collapse?

[18:05] What happens when policy language is ambiguous when pertaining to a collapse?

[21:14] What types of professionals are available to assist policyholders who are suffering from a collapse insurance claim?

[24:55] Additional considerations regarding collapse claims.

 

Panelists:

Matthew Blumkin, Principal at The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International

Todd Thomas – Executive Director of Consulting Services and member of the Society of Risk Management Consultants - Adjusters International

Moderator:

Brianna Moyer, Digital Marketing Manager – Adjusters International

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Adjusters International

Adjusting Today — Insurance

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