Insurance Dotting the "i" and Crossing the "t"

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Braunston, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Braunston

    Braunston Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    How far do you go when taking out insurance to ensure that they have recorded exactly the details you have given them, especially when there are modifications

    Do you just verbally tell/explain to the person on the phone and take their verbal response as gospel.

    Do you check all of your documents to ensure they have recorded everything you said about any changes etc. and what do you do if they haven't written it into your policy.

    How would you stand if you had explained it verbally but didn't have any confirmation of it.
     
  2. Larrynwin

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    I always ask for and ensure I get written confirmation, never give them a cop out .
     
  3. GJH

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    I check the documents and, in the past, have requested changes to the documentation. We run our small business from our house so need that recording on the buildings & contents policy.

    Last year when we changed insurer it wasn't on the paperwork we received so I rang up. It was recorded as a note on the insurer's computer system but the tick box which generates the wording on the policy schedule hadn't been ticked. They sorted it out with no bother but it's worth making sure.

    Graham
     
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    Absolutely agree with larrynwin make sure everything is there in black and white:thumb:
     
  5. Braunston

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    Hi, Graham

    Do you feel that its acceptable for them to just have a note on their computer, the reason I am sceptical is that i recently rang a company back in a similar situation to you and they said more or less the same thing "Its recorded on our computer" I asked them to read back to me exactly what they had recorded and guess what its was quiet different from what I had explained to them earlier when trying to get the quote,

    That's one of the reasons for this thread, what is the best way, I totally agree with getting it in writing but sometimes its like pulling teeth, most of them seem to say NO PROBLEM with this or that, that's just standard under our policies, we don't write it on your policy as there is no need we have a note on our computer, etc etc etc.

    Then you get the recorded message "Miss anything out and it may invalidate your insurance"

    HELP.
     
  6. Landy lover

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    I always give as much as possible in writing and these days try and use email as they will generally email and answer back as a reply to your email - which then proves they have your email. Always read the insurance document and query anything that does not sound right - again by email quoting the exact words in the policy then with a bit of luck their interpretation will be replied on your email then in every case print the email and attach to your policy as a proper record.
     
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