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Insurance Question from Country Lakes, FL

Asked on 06/23/2017

Claim How long can a insurance company delay paying for damage too property?

Answer given on June 25, 2017

There are many factors in determing how long an insurance company can take to pay a claim. The sooner you report the claim, the sooner things move forward. Once the claim is presented, the adjuster needs to review it and may need additional information in order to proceed. The longer it takes the policyholder to respond, the longer it takes the adjuster to resolve the claim. If photos or proof of loss are needed, that needs to be done as soon as possible.  If all of this has been done, the adjuster has around 30 days to settle.  This number can vary as states determine the time frame of final settlement.  You should contact the adjuster, or their supervisor, if you feel all has been done and a settlement should have been sent.


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