Be Prepared For a Property Loss
When you are involved in a claim events can be confusing
and important information can be overlooked. That is why we made it simple
for you to record vital details of the claim. You can print this page
or copy it to your document to edit it for your records. If you have
further questions please contact us.
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If you have a claim
to file follow these simple
steps to speed up the processing of your claim. The more information
we have, the faster and more fairly and more fairly we can settle your
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Use the forms on this
page, in the Tools & Resources
section, to help complete your preparation of household inventory. Write
down any valuable items with their serial numbers (usually found on the
bottom or back of major appliances) along with the method of acquisition
(purchased, inherited, or received as a gift), date purchased and prices
or approximate value. Attach receipts, if possible). Remember to include
furniture, appliances, carpeting, jewelry, artwork, toys and the contents
of your closets, cabinets, and drawers.
Videotaping each room of your house can make taking
inventories easier. Photographs and a tape recorder can substitute for
a video camera. A complete inventory should contain verbal descriptions
of major assets as well as their value. Remember your garage, attic,
basement, and the exterior of the house, plus your landscaping and fencing.
Extremely important documentations should be photocopied.
Keep one copy in your home and the original, where possible, in a safe-deposit
box. Important items include, but are not limited to, the following:
House: Escrow, title, deed, insurance policy.
Personal: Birth certificates, medical history, passports,
insurance certificates, credit cards numbers, will.
Automobile: Certificate of ownership, finance contracts,
registrations, insurance policy, driver's licenses.
Finance: Amount numbers for checking and savings
accounts, CD's stocks, bonds, other significant investments.
Tax: Copies of the first two pages of your state
and federal returns for the past five years.. Complete returns with
approximate receipts and canceled checks should be kept in a separate