Public Adjusters for Commercial Business Interruption
An interruption to your business can be difficult to measure.
Business interruption insurance is meant to cover the amounts you would be expected to earn if the disaster had not happened and suspended your operations. When negotiating a business interruption claim with your insurer, a key part of a business interruption claim is determining the extent of the period of interruption and for how long the insurer will pay on the claim. There are several areas of business interruption claims that can be subjective, so it may not be a straightforward discussion with your insurer. If they are tending to their interests, who’s looking out for you?
Our public adjusters have unmatched experience in successfully negotiating business interruption insurance claims to help you to mitigate the extent of your losses. We evaluate all the variables of your loss and prepare a comprehensive claim to present to your insurer to help you achieve financial recovery and get back in business.
What To Focus On After Business Interruption
Can my in-house accounting staff handle my claim?
Should I give the insurance company’s accountant everything he/she is asking for right away?
Will the insurance company advance money to continue my operations?
Why is a claim strategy so important?
Am I impacted by coinsurance?
Can I keep paying my employees?
The insurance company is engaging a forensic accountant. What is his/her role? Why can’t you just have your accountant prepare your claim? Understand that you will need to share your financial statements. You may also have to produce your tax returns. Can you recast your financial statements? If so, why?
Is there coinsurance in your policy? If there is, what does it mean? If there is, did your insurance adjuster explain it to you?
Are you entitled to an advance from the insurance company? What is reasonable?
Utilizing proformas/budgets to calculate loss of income.
What are expediting expenses? How do they differ from extra expenses?
What are extra expenses? What can be included?
How do you project lost sales? What about new products? Sales declines?
Credit for continuing sales. How are they calculated? What if you have another location and your policies are not blanket? What if they are blanket?
What is the extended period of indemnity, and how does it work?
What happens if you open your business elsewhere and you are successful? What if you are not successful?
Can you continue to pay your employees?
“Ordinary” employees vs. “Key” employees. How do they get classified? What is covered?
What is your broker or agent’s role? Will he/she be adjusting the claim? How many claims has he/she handled? Will his/her role be active or passive? Does he/she have an accounting degree? When faced with supporting your position or the insurance company’s, where will he/she stand?
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Client References & Testimonials
- A&M Custom Homes - Gig Harbor, WA
- A-1 Custom Trophies, Inc. - Westminster, CO
- A1 Vacuum Cleaner - Albuquerque, NM
- AAMCO Transmission - Pueblo, CO
- Abdiana - Kansas City, MO
- Academy Of Beauty Culture, Inc. - Kennett, MO
- Acadian Seafood Restaurant - Baton Rouge, LA
- Advanced Energy - Ft. Collins, CO
- AIMCO Properties - Boulder, CO
- Albuquerque Allsuite - Albuquerque, NM
- Alpha Dental Care - Aurora, CO
- Alvarado Apartments - Albuquerque, NM
- Ameri-Cure Inc. - Chandler, AZ
- American Design Inc. - Denver, CO
- American Federal Bank - East Grand Forks, MN
- American Yacht Harbor - Red Hook, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
- Americold Corporation - Kansas City, KS
- Andrews Metal Technologies - St. Louis, MO
- Apartment & Condominium Concepts Unlimited, Inc. - Golden, CO
- The Apple Companies - Estancia, NM
- Apple Valley Printing - Estancia, NM
- Arapahoe Mental Health Center - Englewood, CO
- Arcadian Trinidad Corp., Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
- Arco Shenandoah Partnership - St. Louis, MO
Months after the storm passed, the County was still faced with tremendous burdens related to the insurance coverage issues and FEMA and MEMA eligibility issues. Jackson County hired Adjusters International to provide professional services for disaster assistance, remediation, restoration and recovery efforts. ...Their expertise with governmental regulations, the complex FEMA process and insurance adjustments resulted in our successful claim for over $2 million in additional FEMA Public Assistance funding specifically; in our successful negotiations with our insurance carrier; and in numerous other increases in the values FEMA and MEMA initially designated for County projects. Jackson County will always be mindful of the help we received from Adjusters International when we needed it most.Alan K. SudduthCounty Administrator - Board of Supervisors, Jackson County, Mississippi
As soon as we engaged your company, you were able to cut through the bureaucracy and reach the key decision makers. You kept us informed of each twist and turn of your investigation. Within months of your engagement, we had our check in hand. We felt comforted and confident that our situation was given the prompt attention that was needed. I would recommend your services to any in this situation.Anthony & Barbara BlackHomeowners
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