What is Insurance Claim Appraisal?
Many times during the claim process there will be a dispute over the value of the damages, in these situation insurance appraisal may possibly be the best option to settle your claim. The term Appraisal is often confused as many people automatically think about appraisals as they relate to real estate. Appraisal for Insurance Claims is a provision in many policies that once invoked will put the resolution of the claim in the hands of the Appraisal Panel which consists of 2 insurance appraisers and 1 umpire, any 2 of the 3 signing an award will settle the claim. Insurance Claim Appraisal has unfortunately been taken out of many policies and modified in others, you will have to check the ‘Conditions’ section of your policy to see if Appraisal may be available to you. Below is sample of how one insurance policy defines the insurance appraisal provision.
If you are unsure if it is available to you, we would be happy to review your policy and claim to see if Appraisal is available and the best course of action for your claim.
When engaging in the insurance appraisal process it is very important to choose an Insurance Appraiser that understands the appraisal process, your damages and how to assess and present them in relation to your claim. Greg Roover, the President of Claim Concepts is an Insurance Appraiser and has received the designation of CPIA (Certified Property Insurance Appraiser) and CPIU (Certified Property Insurance Umpire) from the IAUA (Insurance Appraiser & Umpire Association) as well as successfully completing the WIND Appraiser & Umpire Certification courses. Here at Claim Concepts we have assisted numerous property owners through the appraisal process with very positive results. It is our understanding of the policy, construction and the team of experts that we work with that together are able to achieve the final result that our clients deserve.
Do not be afraid or intimidated by the Insurance Claim Appraisal Process. We have an insurance appraiser standing by and ready to help.