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Paying Overhead and Profit in First-Party Claims

Standard homeowner policies pay personal property claims at actual cash value (ACV), which is the replacement cost (RC) of the damaged property based on its current used condition. In other words, it is valued at what it would cost to …

Part Three: The Value of Accurate Roof Age in Claims

Relying on self-reported roof age to make underwriting and claims decisions has left carriers with unreliable data built into the claims process. As we covered in the first two research papers in this series, most homeowners do not know the …