How to Know What Your Home Insurance Covers and Doesn’t Cover

As insurance claims consultants and experts in home insurance, we get many insurance claims questions from Wisconsin area residents. And, one of the most common ones we get is about how to know what is and is not included in an insurance plan. We would like to clear up a few things for you know to help you in the event of an insurance claim. And, if you have any additional insurance claims questions, do not hesitate to give us a call. One of our expert insurance claims consultants are ready and willing to help with all of your insurance claims needs.

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First of all, it’s important to know that homeowners insurance policies are not one-size-fits-all. While a typical policy comes with certain coverages, it is usually customized to meet each individual homeowner’s unique needs.
There are a few basics covered by most insurance plans including:

  • Fires
  • Lightning strikes
  • Windstorms
  • Hail

But, it’s important to know that not all natural disasters are covered by homeowners insurance. For example, damage caused by earthquakes and floods are not typically covered by homeowners insurance. You may need to purchase separate insurance policies to help protect your home and belongings against those types of natural disasters. You may also need to purchase additional coverages for greater protection.

One of the basic coverages of a homeowners insurance policy is dwelling protection which helps cover the structure of the home in which you live, as well as other structures that are attached to it, such as a garage or a deck. And, some homeowners insurance policies also include coverage for other structures that are on your property but separate from your home, like a detached garage, tool shed or fence.

Not sure what is covered on your insurance plan? When a disaster occurs, contacting your insurance company is essential to starting the claims process. But, with insurance claims help from Norcia, we can take care of this for you. A public insurance adjuster like us can come to your home, talk to your insurance company for you, explain to you what is unfolding, clarify all aspects of the paperwork and go over contracts that you might otherwise have a hard time understanding.

Do you still have some insurance claims questions? For more information on insurance claims help in Wisconsin, call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677), or you can contact us to set up your Free Consultation.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about Insurance Claims

When faced with a crisis, many have questions about the next steps to take. Your first impulse may be to talk to family and friends, make a variety of phone calls, and seek out the answers. At Norcia Insurance Consultants we are here to help give you peace of mind as well as the answers you need, so you can return to your regular routine as soon as possible. To do that, we have prepared a list of insurance claims questions. Green Bay residents can use these answers to help prepare as much as possible for when the worst happens. And, if you are still unsure of what to do, call the insurance claims experts at Norcia.

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Q: How do I file my claim?
A: When you incur damage to your property, you’ll want someone on your side that can help you file and manage your claim, as well as communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. That’s where a public adjuster comes in. Though, most insurance claims can be filed by visiting your insurance company’s office, over the phone or online, it can be helpful to receive expert advice before even filing the claim. Call Norcia first and we can answer all of your insurance claims questions and even file your claim for you.

Q: What should I do before anything else?
A: The first thing to do is make sure everyone is safe. After a natural disaster or other similar event, it is important to take care of yourself and your loved ones. If anyone requires medical attention, that is definitely a priority. And, once basic needs are met, you can begin to assess the damage and take detailed photos and notes. This is also a great time to give the experts at Norcia a call.

Q: Will my insurance premium increase if I file a claim?
A: This will depend on the circumstances and your insurance company.

Q: How long will my insurance claim take?
A: This also varies claim-by-claim but an a professional insurance claim expert can help streamline the process. Each claim is different, and the amount of resolution time varies based on the assorted factors of the claim. To help the process go as quickly as possible, be sure to provide your insurance company with all the necessary details and documentation in a timely manner.

The most important thing to remember is that filing an insurance claim doesn’t have to be a scary, long and drawn-out process. We are here to help you through each and every step and to answer any insurance claims questions you might have. Talk to the adjusters at Norcia today and learn how we can help.

Have additional insurance claims questions for your Green Bay household? Call Norcia Insurance Consultants at 866-512-LOSS (5677) or Schedule a Free Consultation.