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As the nation's premier disaster recovery consulting organization, our core focus is maximizing and expediting our clients' financial recovery from insurance and FEMA.
We have offices located in New York State in Utica, Syracuse, Albany, and Springville as well as in Portland, ME, Bedford, NH and Scranton, PA. We're experienced with the types of natural disasters that strike here, the companies that insure here, and how local claims are handled. We have the resources and expertise to thoroughly investigate your loss; accurately prepare, document and submit your claim; and get you a full, fair and expedited settlement.
Since 1908, Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro has been guiding clients through the unpredictable territory of preparing and settling insurance claims. In 1985 we, along with a group of leading public adjusting firms in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, foresaw the need for an international network of highly skilled public adjusters who could bring specific expertise to servicing any type of loss, anywhere, at any time. Adjusters International was the result.
John Marini Gives Advice on Hurricane Preparation
While so far we have had a quiet 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the quietest in fact since the 1986 season, there are still another two months left before ...
While so far we have had a quiet 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the quietest in fact since the 1986 season, there are still another two months left before its official end. Therefore, anyone living in hurricane-prone areas should still be vigilant in their storm planning and preparation. To help increase the awareness of the importance of knowing your hurricane risk, Insure.com recently published an article on “How to prepare for a hurricane.”
Many of the top names in insurance and hurricane recovery, including Adjusters International’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, John Marini, were interviewed for the article and asked to give their suggestions on how to best survive hurricane season. Marini warns that people need to be prepared at all times when a storm is approaching—even while sleeping. One can take precautionary measures, such as purchasing a NOAA battery-powered weather radio which will set off a signaled alarm at any time, to warn of the storm’s track and location.
“These individual warning devices can really come in handy during the night when most people are sleeping and have their televisions off,” says Marini.
To read the full article, “How to prepare for a hurricane,” visit the Insure.com website. Insure.com is an independent consumer insurance website that provides a comprehensive array of insurance information to the general public.
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Steve Surace Featured in Insure.com Article
Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro’s Chief Operating Officer Steve Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA was recently interviewed by Insure.com for their article “How home insurance coverage decisions affect claim ...
Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro’s Chief Operating Officer Steve Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA was recently interviewed by Insure.com for their article “How home insurance coverage decisions affect claim payments.”
Some homeowners assume that their insurance policy covers the full value of the house, the contents within the house, and any damage to the property after a disaster. But, this is not the case, as there are coverage limits on every policy that are determined when the policy is purchased. Most homeowner policies only insure specific disasters. In order to be covered for all types of perils, and for the extra expenses that are incurred during the rebuilding process, Surace stresses that homeowners should purchase additional coverage. Waiting until after a disaster strikes can negatively affect the amount awarded to you in your claim settlement.
Surace points out that there can be many unexpected costs incurred by the homeowner in the claims process, such as building-code upgrades and additional living expenses. If the homeowner had not purchased ordinance and law coverage prior to the disaster, they would have to pay out-of-pocket the costs to bring the building up to code. A homeowner will also have additional living expenses—those extra costs incurred because you cannot live in your home while repairs are completed—that need to be budgeted for during the rebuilding process.
“Maybe you’re farther away from your job and you have to drive 15 miles extra to work every day. They should compensate you for those additional miles,” says Surace. “These are things that you need to make sure you’re paying attention to so that you can submit them with your claim.”
The full article “How home insurance coverage decisions affect claim payments” is available on the Insure.com website. More information on “Ordinance or Law Coverage” is available through Adjusting Today.
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