FIRE CLAIMS

Praveen Thakkar

Praveen Thakkar

1 11/13/09

Introduction
 Important

Elements of Claim  We will cover step by step procedure of Loss Assessment of a Claim under Fire Policy.  Any specific areas of Interest of any one relating to this can be discussed at the end of session

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Agenda
 Elements

of Claim: 1 Policy Coverage 2 Quantification of loss 3 Valuation of loss

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Agenda…..
Step

by step Loss Assessment 1.Value at Risk 2.Reinstatment or Depreciation 3.Salvage 4.Under insurance 5.Policy Excess & Apportionment
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Elements of Claim: Policy Coverage
 Insurable

Interest  Policy terms and conditions  Cause of Loss  Policy Endorsements if any
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Elements of Claim: Quantification of Loss
 Physical

Verification  Documents at site of Fire  Accounting documents and records  Review of Extent of damage and segregation in to category  Exercise to include damage and un damage property
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Elements of Claim: Value of Loss
 Verification

of item rates  Verification of invoices and payments  Adjustments for improvements, modvat, non indemnifiable component of cost

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Loss Assessment: Value at Risk
 Compute

total value of affected and unaffected property for the affected policy block.  Adjustment wherever necessary e.g. Depreciation, Obsolescence, Expiry of date of use etc.

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8 11/13/09

Loss Assessment: Reinstatement & Depreciation
 Reinstatement

value provision applies to Fixed Asset i.e. Building, P&M, FFF etc. For stocks market value is the basis of loss  It is necessary to have endorsement for RIV clause for policy on RIV basis  Insured has choice to accept loss on RIV or Depreciation basis  Depreciation depends on nature of Asset, past history, condition at the time of fire
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Loss Assessment : Salvage
 Items

sensitive to deterioration  Item needing immediate action  Insured is the best buyer

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Loss Assessment : Under Insurance
 UI

for Reinstatement Value  UI for Depreciated Value

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Loss Assessment : Policy Excess
 Excess

for Standard Fire Policy  Excess for Natural Perils  Any other as applicable

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Your Questions Please?
Thank you

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