It is a general belief among the insuring public that the purpose of taking up an insurance cover is to be returned to the position previously enjoyed before the occurrence of a loss event. In my years of experience I have found this to be largely a theoretical truth as in actual fact, there are many factors that could prevent full indemnification.
A claim is the occurrence of an insured peril upon which the liability of an insurance policy is engaged. In other words, you have suffered a loss covered by your insurance policy and which now qualifies you to seek indemnity (compensation).
Many unfulfilled claims expectations are as a result of not knowing what is required of you in the event of a claim, how best to seek compensation and poor understanding of one’s insurance policy.
“If you have suffered a loss from the use of your vehicle, you have a right and a duty to lodge a claim under your motor insurance policy”.
It is a right because you have obtained a genuine insurance cover and have paid the required premium for the relevant period. You are therefore entitled to your claim. It is a duty because you will be helping the general public have confidence in insurance. Insurance penetration in Nigeria is very low therefore making prompt claim settlement and quality customer service a unique selling point for insurance companies. Continue reading WHY YOUR MOTOR INSURANCE MAY NOT COMPENSATE YOU (FULLY)→
I once had a discussion with a friend who claimed to have been defrauded by his insurance company. He lodged a claim under his motor insurance policy and at the end of the whole thing, what he got in form of compensation fell way below his expectations.
As a Claims Expert, i requested to know the details of the transaction and a copy of his insurance policy. After a careful perusal I discovered that my guy like many other claimants threw caution to the wind when he took up his motor insurance policy. It is too late to cry after the head has been chopped off!
This is a continuation of our series “Understanding Motor Insurance Policy”. We have explained the basic covers provided by a standard motor insurance policy. Kindly go through our page to read it up.
Today we shall be focusing on how to maximize the covers available under motor insurance policy. Your may call them policy “ad-on” but they are technically referred to as “policy extensions or exclusions”. It means the policy excluded these items or the policy has been extended to cover these items. We should however state here that these extensions comes with payment of an additional premium. Continue reading YOUR MOTOR INSURANCE POLICY CHECKLIST (PT 2)→