Insurance Coverage Q&A: Application of Hurricane Deductible to Dwelling and Personal Property
How is the hurricane deductible applied when there is damage to both the dwelling and personal property?
November 28, 2022 at 06:27 AM
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Our client suffered damage from Hurricane Ian. The damages have exceeded the dwelling policy limits and therefore the hurricane deductible is being absorbed on the dwelling. The insured also suffered damage to contents, that do not exceed the limits. The insurer is applying the hurricane deductible to the contents. Is this correct? It is my opinion that the insured has to incur the deductible when repairing the dwelling because the limits were not sufficient that is why it was absorbed. Wouldn’t the insured essentially be incurring the deductible twice if it is applied to the contents as well?
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