Frequently asked questionsHow long do I have to file a claim and get paid?
You typically have years to file a claim with your insurance company after a covered loss, though it varies by state. However, the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to have your claim accepted for the full cost of your loss. Experts recommend filing your claim ASAP after the claims incident to ensure youre approved and paid in a timely manner.Do home insurance adjusters write checks?
Yes, some home insurance adjusters write settlement checks. They may offer you a full settlement check minus your deductible right there on the spot. Otherwise, they might write you a check for an advance of your settlement so you can get started on repairs. Theyll then pay out the rest of your claim settlement at a later date after repairs have been completed. It varies by insurance company, so your best bet is to ask.How do I pay my deductible after I file a claim?
Most insurance companies simply subtract your deductible amount from your final claim settlement check you usually dont have to pay anything to your insurer. However, it varies by company, so we recommend asking your insurer how the process works.