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Post-Disaster Insurance Issues: Policy Conditions, Underinsured, Causation and More (Intermediate)

Recorded on: Apr. 9, 2018
Running Time: 00:58:40

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Taken from the Web Program Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Recorded April 2018 in San Francisco

Post-Disaster Insurance Issues: Policy Conditions, Underinsured, Causation and More (Intermediate) [00:58:40]

This training segment covers intermediate insurance issues survivors may face after a disaster. For a basic training on post-disaster insurance issues, please see PLI’s on-demand program: Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of the NorCal Wildfires, recorded November 2017.

  • Insurance policy overview, coverage categories, special problems like coordinated debris removal programs
  • Policy conditions, including preparing a personal property inventory, collecting replacement cost, scope of loss
  • Key sections of the insurance code, timing, duties, obligations, communications, special rules for declared disasters
  • Dealing with underinsured clients, including agent/broker liability, insurer/agent compliance with underinsurance regulations
  • Causation, including coverage for post-wildfire mudslides and flooding under a homeowner policy, flood and earthquake policies
  • Role of state Insurance Commissioner, including bulletins, notices, regulatory enforcement, and the consumer complaint procedure

Lee S. Harris, Dan R. Wade

Presentation Material

  • Helping Clients with Wildfire Insurance Issues: Beyond the Basics (PowerPoint slides)
    Lee S. Harris, Dan R. Wade
  • What They Don’t Know Can Help You: California Policyholder Protections Insurers and Adjusters May “Overlook”, Consumer Attorneys of California, Forum, January/February 2018
    Dan R. Wade
  • Fire Insurance Claims and Homeowner Rights
    Lee S. Harris
Lee S. Harris ~ Partner, Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran
Dan R. Wade ~ Staff Attorney, United Policyholders
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