4 Thoughts on Can home insurance drop you for making too many claims?
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    June 12, 2011 at 11:37 am


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    June 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    It depends on the claim type, and which state you are living in.

    Most states will allow an insurer to drop you, for 2 or more non-catastrophic claims in three years. Non-cat, means, excluding storms that cause massive damage to lots of houses – like hurricane ike. Most storms are NOT cat storms.

    However. If the weather claims are NOT cat claims, they count against you. Even in states which do not allow homeowners to cancel for claims, the insurance companies can find OTHER legal reasons to cancel you – like for having unrepaired damage, or doing inspections and finding other “increase in hazard” issues.

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    Tracie R
    June 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    If the claims are were caused by weather, then they should not be able to cancel you. You had absolutely no controll over that. However, if any were not, or any of them may have been contributed to your neglect they will have the right to.

    What you can do, is file a complaint with your state insurance board. There they will be able to review your complaint and determine if the insurance company can legally cancel your coverage.

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    June 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    UNlike medical insurance where it is illegal, home owners CAN drop you if you make too many claims. It might sound unfair but for them you are a bad risk, so they can and will drop you. I thought most homewoenrs insurance do NOT cover weather related damages anyway. What kind of damage are you talking about? Flood or tree dow nand hit your car type? Flood is covered by flood insurance, not homewoenrs. And if it’s tree down or hurricane took off your roof, it’s not likely it will happene that many times if at all. If it does, I suggest you move!

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