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Environmental clean up claims. An adjuster should always review all invoices associated with any aspect of the claim, including work associated with remediation, investigation, delineation, well installations or sampling. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Insurers know that some of the more expensive claims can be on the environmental side. When you take into account all the concerns that have an effect on their handling, it is easy for costs to snowball for the adjuster. There are many important considerations that can drive these costs up as these claims typically are based upon human health and the environment (clean soil, groundwater and air quality). Further, when you add in strict state and federal regulations, expenses can quickly escalate.

Adjusters though, have a duty to pay what is owed on a claim file and that all begins with knowledge. The more you know about these often-costly remediation projects, the more you can save.

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