From the time you suffer a loss to the point your property is restored, American Allied Insurance is committed to making the claim experience as seamless as possible despite the inconvenience.
In most circumstances, your immediate needs (including when to expect additional contacts) are addressed when you report a claim. Your assigned adjuster is the one who will review the details of your claim and discuss your policy coverage with you.
Consider taking some reasonable steps to protect your property from further damage. For example, you may want to hire a contractor to temporarily cover open holes or board up broken windows when damage is significant. You can choose your own or we may be able to help you find one. Should you need assistance, please contact your agent.
Replacement Cost Value (RCV) – What your covered damaged property is worth new. This figure is based on what it would cost to replace your covered damaged property with property of like kind and quality (sometimes abbreviated LKQ), should your policy provide this coverage.
Actual Cash Value (ACV) – What your covered damaged property was worth just before your loss.
Depreciation – The difference between RCV and ACV.
Deductible – For each loss, the amount you and your agent chose to be your responsibility before your policy coverage begins to pay. Your claim adjuster will let you know when this amount is needed or how it will change your settlement.
Deferred Payment – For policies with replacement cost coverage, an additional payment, after an item is repaired or replaced within the allotted timeframe in your policy. The payment is to cover the difference between ACV and RCV. In other words, the amount subtracted for depreciation in the carpeting example.
Here are some of the specialists who may assist you during the claim process.
Claim Customer Care Center Representative – Gathers basic information on your loss; addresses immediate concerns; provides overview of claim process; and sometimes handles your claim to completion.
Adjuster – Determines coverage, liability and damages pertaining to your loss. Either a company or independent adjuster may represent the company in determining the loss amount.
Physical Damage Appraiser – Assesses damage and determines your vehicle’s value; writes estimate; works with repair shops.
Glass Representative – Helps set up appointments with your chosen shop for repairing or replacing glass damage; monitors glass-damage only claims.
The following specialists may assist you during a “CATastrophic” storm or non-weather event that produces severe damage. By activating its CAT Team to address larger-scale events, carriers ensure that day-to-day claims in the same area can still be met.
CAT Field Adjuster – Determines coverage and provides onsite estimates for catastrophic (CAT) losses.
CAT Desk Adjuster – Settles catastrophe claims; reviews and explains damage settlements; issues drafts and final instructions.
CAT Support Staff – Assist with the claim process after a catastrophic loss by taking loss information, setting up claims, scheduling appointments, answering questions, etc.
*These recommendations were developed using generally accepted safety standards. Compliance with these recommendations is not a guarantee that you will be in conformance with any building code, federal, state or local regulation regarding safety or fire. Compliance with these recommendations does not ensure the absolute safety of your occupation, business or residence. It is the property owner's duty to warn any tenants or occupants of the property of any safety hazards that may exist.
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