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What’s the best way to handle an insurance claim?

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The Scenario:

If you live in the Midwest, chances are you’ve dealt with severe weather. Whether it was forecasted, or the all-to-common “30% chance of isolated thunderstorms” (which, let’s be honest, is just used to cover their backsides because they have no idea), a big storm has rolled through and has left you with damage to your home. Now what? If you have homeowners insurance, you now have the awesome chance to file an insurance claim. This process can be stressful, frustrating and time-consuming if not handled correctly. We would like to share with you what we’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) about navigating and negotiating a typical insurance claim. Using the following points can help make the process less stressful and frustrating. (We haven’t quite figured out the “time-consuming” piece but when we do we’ll let you know…)

 The insurance claim process: