Washington Asks Insurers to Expedite Approval Process for Debris Removal After Wildfires

October 2, 2023

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler sent a letter asking insurance companies and adjusters working with communities impacted by the Gray and Oregon Road fires to expedite the approval process for debris removal.

Speeding up the process will help assure people impacted by the August wildfires that debris removal is covered, so their rebuilding process can begin quickly, according to Kreidler.

“I also expect insurers and adjusters to educate their insureds on how the policy impacts debris removal,” Kreidler wrote. “The better you can communicate with all pertinent benefits under the policy so your insureds, the less confusion and disruption will occur as the claim progresses.”

The Grey and Oregon Road fires over the summer burned more than 10,000 acres each, destroyed 400 homes and resulted two deaths.

Topics Carriers Catastrophe Natural Disasters Wildfire Washington

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