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  1. GM Nitemare

    GM Nitemare Active Member Established Member

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    OP, have you ever had to file a claim? Example: Insuring your home and contents, say a value of $500,000.00. Your insurance premiums are say, $4000.00 per year. Claim free for 10 years. Then tragedy strikes, your house and contents burn to the ground. No fault of yours. The insurance company pays you out $500,000.00 Can you are someone else tell me how this is a scam? The same can be applied to medical insurance or life insurance. You will NEVER pay more than what the value of that policy covers. I have been an insurance broker for 28 years(life, disability and healthcare insurance). A business client recently died. She had $4.8m of life insurance. Her monthly premium for that was $1100.00. She had paid into this for just over 2 years. I can go on and on and on.
     
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  2. blk02edge

    blk02edge Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Quick google search shows that 374,000 houses in the US catch fire every year. Ive actually had two close calls in my 2.5 years of home ownership.
     
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  3. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    That's one decent sized kitchen fire with smoke remediation.

    I think the cheapest kitchen fire I we have seen was $70k, and we had one on the upper end of $300k.

    This isn't just the cost to repair the kitchen, it's for smoke removal, paying to put you up in a hotel (or make your mortgage payments if it's a landlords policy), bring anything up to code that isn't already (ordinance and law) and buy you brand new appliances because almost every single home policy includes replacement cost contents.
     
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  4. Blk04L

    Blk04L . . . Premium Member Established Member

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    Talking about a kitchen fire, what ever happened to that poster whose son burned his ex-wifes kitchen with fireworks?
     
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  5. Jefe

    Jefe Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Farmers hasn't been profitable in a long time here in AZ. It is finally starting to level out though.

    Sorry for the facts, this is clearly the clueless insurance bashing thread
     
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  6. tistan

    tistan Well-Known Member Established Member

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    People rarely use the value of the policy. If they did then insurance wouldn't be a profitable business.
     
  7. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    They were the second largest insurance company behind USAA at the time, but dont know if they still are.
     

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