Tips on filing insurance claims after house damaged

By Melvin Givens, Digital Editor, Digital Editor
Published On: Aug 12 2014 10:11:13 PM HST
Updated On: Aug 12 2014 10:16:01 PM HST

Insurance commissioner, Gordon Ito, has great insight on how to recover from storm damage.

HONOLULU -

With Iselle bringing big time damage to the Big Island and Maui County, many are wondering just how to go about filing an insurance claim.

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The first step is to check your home for damages and report that damage to your insurance company or agent right away.

Try to avoid beginning any repairs until the damage is inspected by the adjuster unless your insurer says otherwise.

If you don't agree with your settlement provided by the insurance company, don't be afraid to dispute it.

"When a settlement proposal is made, if there's a disagreement on that settlement proposal, then the homeowner should take a look at the policy, see what's covered, question the company to see if it is or not," said Gordon Ito, Insurance Commissioner

If you have any questions or would like some help with the claims process you can call the Hawaii Insurance Division at 586-2790.

Officials say that even if you were not impacted by Iselle, now is a great time to review your insurance policy.

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