Staying Covered in Wind v. Flood Property Insurance Disputes

Risk Management

PUBLISHED ON: August 1, 2013

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Many policyholders have wind coverage, but not flood coverage. With some insurance policies, the distinction between the two and the timing of resulting damage can be crucial in successfully obtaining insurance dollars to offset losses when the worst happens. Unfortunately, reports commissioned by insurance companies too often overlook facts that could give rise to coverage (e.g., instances where the actual cause of the loss was wind-derived damage that may have subsequently allowed flooding).