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Public Adjuster Tutwiler Launches Blog to Educate Superstorm Sandy Policyholders About Insurance Claim Issues

Blog will focus on practical tips to help residential and commercial policyholders understand the nuances of insurance claims and address claim damage issues being faced in the recovery effort.

November 29, 2012 / TAMPA, Fla. / 

With Superstorm Sandy setting up to be a policyholder nightmare because of the severe flooding and water damage, claim adjusting and loss assessment firm Tutwiler & Associates has launched a website along with the Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claim Tips blog that will provide insurance claim tips and FAQ’s to policyholders trying to maneuver through the technicalities of National Flood Insurance, standard homeowner and business insurance policies.

The firm, whose New York base of operations is in Lido Beach, Long Island hopes to offer insight regarding daily insurance claim issues that arise from the storm damage as well as dispel some of the misinformation that naturally occurs with this type of catastrophe. For example; a recent post Seven Mistakes to Avoid With Your Tropical Storm Debby Claim warned policyholders not to sign their claim rights over to contractors and also to make sure they received specific scope of work information or risk not getting reimbursed by their insurance carrier. “It may seem simple, but we have worked every major storm since 1984 and we see policyholders making the same mistakes over and over,” stated Charles “Dick” Tutwiler, President of the firm who helps homeowners and businesses manage their insurance claim.  Tutwiler reminds business and homeowners that emergency restoration work authorizations are contracts and if possible should be reviewed by an attorney.  He has seen some policyholders successfully change work authorization forms to state that any payment for services must be approved by the insurance company. “Be very leery of work authorizations that assign insurance policy proceeds to restoration firms and use common sense. It’s your insurance money, states Mr. Tutwiler.  Once it’s paid out you cannot go back for more.”

Tutwiler hopes people will take advantage of the blog and take advantage of the firms experience in these types of situations. “We plan letting people know what is really going on in the claims arena on a day to day basis,” stated Mr. Tutwiler.  

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About Tutwiler and Associates: Tutwiler and Associates is a firm of public adjusters licensed in 10 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands specializing in commercial and residential property loss adjusting. With well in excess of $113 million in client success stories over a 27-year history, the Florida public adjusters work exclusively on behalf of policyholders to help them achieve the maximum settlement amounts they can fairly and honestly recover based on their loss and their policy provisions. Professional help from the adjusters at Tutwiler and Associates can help clients obtain a fair recovery under their policy. The Gulf Coast based public adjuster firm is committed to public service and strives to educate its clients about commercial and residential windstorm and hurricane losses, flood damage, fire, smoke and water damage, collapse, hidden decay and mold losses, sinkholes, loss of stock, and business interruption.