Do I owe any obligations to the insurance company concerning my claim?
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Yes. Decisions from the courts in many states indicate that the you (the insured) have a reciprocal obligation to act fairly and deal in good faith. This would include your
(1) timely submitting your claim for benefits (bearing in mind that most policies state when a claim must be submitted after a loss has occurred),
(2) providing all information that the insurer reasonably asks for (if it is entitled to it under the policy or the law),
(3) giving a statement under oath concerning the claimed loss (again, if the policy so requires – as many policies do), and
(4) generally cooperating with the insurer regarding the loss (like allowing it to inspect the damaged property in case of a damage claim, for example, a claim after a flood or fire).