What is the insurance company's role in home repairs?

It�s common for consumers to call us with their concerns about their home repair or home rebuild claims and the insurer's involvement in oversight of the work. The insurer�s duty is to pay according to the terms laid out in the policy. Unless your insurance policy contains a provision, or unless your insurer has given you assurances, that obligates them to manage a covered home repair or rebuild, it is your responsibility to oversee the project with your contractor, and when applicable, your lender.

However, if you using an insurer�s recommended (sometimes called �preferred�) contractor, then you should expect assistance from the insurer in answering your questions about the contractor�s actions and performance.

Read more about homeowner insurance.

Questions? You can contact our consumer advocates online or at 1-800-562-6900.

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