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THE CHALLENGES WITH MOTOR CLAIMS ADJUSTMENT PART 2

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An area of challenge that has been observed in the adjustment of motor insurance claims is the inadequate understanding of the difference between the Policy Excess clause and the Contribution conditions in an insurance policy. Even among some insurance marketers, this two concepts are oftentimes misunderstood and therefore misconstrued. And this misunderstanding is further passed on to the insured by means of unintentional misrepresentation. Continue reading THE CHALLENGES WITH MOTOR CLAIMS ADJUSTMENT PART 2

YOU DON’T NEED A SEPERATE FLOOD INSURANCE COVER!

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Flood damage to properties in Lagos state.

The protection against flood damage is an integral part of any Fire & Special Peril Insurance Policy, Material Damage Insurance Policy and a Home Insurance Policy on a building and or its content.

This is often not amplified unlike the fire risk probably due to the fact that fire tends to create a more vivid image of danger and urgency than flood. Therefore many policy holders do not know that they can recover under their policy should they suffer a flood damage. Continue reading YOU DON’T NEED A SEPERATE FLOOD INSURANCE COVER!

AUTHORIZED REPAIR LIMIT IN MOTOR INSURANCE – MEANING & IMPLICATION

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Authorized Repair Limit (ARL) in motor insurance is an amount over and above the policy excess which the insured is allowed to expend on repairs of an insured vehicle following a loss or damage without necessarily requiring the insurer’s consent. Continue reading AUTHORIZED REPAIR LIMIT IN MOTOR INSURANCE – MEANING & IMPLICATION

THE CHALLENGES WITH MOTOR CLAIMS ADJUSTMENT (PT.1)

Motor Insurance is about the most popular of all the various classes of insurance in Nigeria and understandably so. It is an everyday risk and the very nature of an automobile easily brings to mind the risks attached. Besides, in Nigeria, it is a criminal offense to drive an automobile without having at least a Third-Party Motor Insurance cover (read more on Third-Party Motor Insurance cover “here“). Continue reading THE CHALLENGES WITH MOTOR CLAIMS ADJUSTMENT (PT.1)

EATING YOUR CAKE AND HAVING IT BACK

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Mr. XYZ took up a comprehensive motor insurance cover on his brand new car which he got for N7,500,000.00. Since the insurance premium payable would be based on the value of the vehicle, he decided to reduce the value to N3,000,000.00  so that he would not have to pay so much in premium.

Some months after, his car was involved in a ghastly accident and the cost of repairs was about N2,500,000.00. In settling his loss, his insurance company, having weighed the amount he was claiming to the sum insured, opted to treat the claim on a Constructive Total Loss(CTL) basis. By this option, it means that the insurer decided that based on their records, the vehicle was beyond economic repairs. Mr. XYZ was offered the sum of N2,800,000.00 (after all deductibles) in settlement of the claim.

Mr. XYZ found himself in a fix. The amount he was offered was not even up to half of the value of the car but he couldn’t afford to repair the car himself. However, accepting his insurer’s offer would require that he forfeits the damaged car to them in line with the conditions of the insurance policy.

You obviously cannot eat you cake and have it back. Continue reading EATING YOUR CAKE AND HAVING IT BACK