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Insurance Claim Denial Cases: Helping You Collect on Your Claim

Insurance-Claim-DenialInsurance claim denial can be a frustrating and confusing experience for policyholders. If your insurance claim failed bo approved for payment, it’s essential to understand why and know your rights as a policyholder. In this article, we’ll discuss the common reasons for claim denial, the steps you can take to appeal a denied claim, and ways to prevent claim denial in the first place.

Common Reasons for Claim Denial

One of the most common reasons for claim denial is that the policyholder did not meet their policy requirements. For example, if your policy requires you to report a loss within a specific timeframe and fails to do so, your claim may be denied. Additionally, your claim may not receive approval if your policy has exclusions or limitations that apply to your claim, such as damage caused by flood or acts of war. Another common reason for claim denial is that the insurance company believes the policyholder is not entitled to the amount of money they are claiming. Sometimes, the insurance company determines they need more documentation to support the claim, or they believe the policyholder is exaggerating their damages. Finally, some insurance companies may deny claims simply because they are trying to save money. This tact is particularly true in cases where the policyholder has a history of making claims or where the damages are significant.

Steps to Appeal a Denied Claim

  • You can appeal the decision if your insurance claim was not approved. The first step in the appeal process is to request a written explanation of the reasons for the denial from your insurance company. Once you have this explanation, you can gather additional documentation or evidence supporting your claim.
  • Next, you’ll want to write a letter to your insurance company outlining why you believe your claim should be approved. Be sure to include any additional documentation or evidence that you’ve gathered in your letter.
  • Finally, you can also seek the help of a lawyer specializing in insurance claims to help you navigate the appeal process.

Preventing Claim Denial

The best way to prevent claim denial is to ensure that you understand your policy’s terms and meet all of the requirements. Included are reporting losses promptly, providing complete and accurate documentation when making a claim, and avoiding exaggerating the extent of your damages. Additionally, it’s important to keep detailed records of your policy, including the policy number, the date it was issued, and any changes made over time. It’s also a good idea to review your policy annually to ensure that it still meets your needs and to check for any exclusions or limitations that may apply to your claim. In summary, insurance claim denial can be a frustrating and confusing experience for policyholders. It’s essential to understand the reasons for the denial, know your rights, and take the appropriate steps to appeal the decision. By understanding your policy, reporting losses promptly, providing accurate documentation, and seeking the help of a lawyer, when necessary, you can help ensure that your claim is approved. If your insurance company has denied your claim, call McKeever and Seidule to represent you and for help getting your claim paid. Call (407) 628-4878.