Families Struggle to Resolve Insurance Claims After Hurrican Ike

Families on the Houston coast are still struggling to resolve insurance claims after Hurricane Ike, according to the Houston Chronicle.  Insurance companies are telling their insureds that they refuse to go to appraisal, a type of alternative dispute resolution used to settle insurance claim denial disputes.  The insurance companies are declining appraisal because they disagree with insureds on what was damaged.

As a result, insureds are left with damaged homes and out-of-pocket expenses for appraisal fees.