When you want to make a claim on your insurance policy, it’s usually because something has gone wrong. Maybe your home has been broken into, you had something stolen or your car broke down. None of those things is pleasant to deal with. And we all hope that they don’t happen to us. But we have insurance policies in place just in case they do. To make sure that when you make a claim, you get what you’re owed, here’s what you need to do.
1. Tell No Lies
If you’re signing up for a policy or making a claim, you need to make sure that you are being completely honest. If you tell lies, even if they are small and innocuous, you are giving your insurer a reason to reject your claim. Insurance companies will always investigate anything that looks suspicious to them. And that means that they are very good at uncovering lies, no matter how clever you think your lie is. So, be honest and tell the truth. If you do, it will save you a lot of stress later on.
2. Read the Small Print
You need to know what you’re getting into when you sign up for an insurance policy. Reading all that small print is not something that many of us do. But that doesn’t make it alright. If you really want to understand the level of cover you’re entitled to, you need to read it. You can then switch your insurer or not sign the deal if you think you’re not getting adequate cover. Many people only find out that they’re not as covered as they thought they were when it’s too late. Don’t let that happen to you as well. It might seem like a headache, but the small print must be read.
3. Keep and Offer Evidence
If you have lots of evidence to prove that your insurance claim is fair and legitimate, the process will be faster. That’s why you should always give your insurance company as much evidence and information as you possibly can. When you do this, you will be able to show them that you are owed the money you say you are. And they will be able to fast track your claim and get it sorted out quickly. If you don’t provide the right evidence, they will have to go looking for it, and that makes the entire process drag on.
4. Complain if You’re Initially Rejected
Having your claim unexpectedly rejected by an insurance company can be shocking. It can feel like you’re being accused of lying when you’ve done nothing wrong. And if you’re already suffering as a result of something that happened to you, the stress can be too much to handle. But don’t just lie down and take the verdict. Many unscrupulous insurance companies think they can get away with this, and it's up to you to prove they can’t. Keep complaining until you feel like you have the justice you really deserve.