Homeowners With Multiple Hail Claims, Lose Insurance
|By Tom Lutey, Billings Gazette, Mont.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
There was the
Metzler, 74, doesn't know how she could have avoided the damage for which she filed claims.
"It was ridiculous," Metzler said. "What do I do? Put a faucet on Mother Nature? Gee whiz."
As the homeowners met with representatives from the office of the State Insurance Commissioner to discuss claims disputes, some were crying foul because they had been informed their policies would not be renewed upon expiration.
Some had assumed a policy couldn't be canceled because of an act of God.
Not so, said
Non-renewals aren't issued lightly, said
Hail claims in
"There's been some storms come through the area," Hilliard said. "You have had some adverse exposure. We look at past claims experience to determine future risk. This is not intended as a way to recoup past losses. It's rather a reflection of the increased risk."
It isn't right that hail damage should cost
It should be an all-or-none coverage for
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