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Insurance claims mostly involves the need for an equipment appraisal and appraisals tend to fall into one of the two categories. This would be either were the equipment owner will need an appraisal on engaging with an insurance company or to where the insurance company will request one before they process for a filed claim. In some cases, the appraisals are for the replacement costs or for loss settlements, but for most cases, a standard operating procedure is for calling the equipment appraisers after the damage has been done.
If you ever have an extensive equipment holding, it is really important to have an appraisal done for an insurable value for your equipment and with the assets scheduled on an insurance policy and insured for an appraised value. The insurance companies usually do an established value in order to help determine the amount of coverage for business assets, but the responsibility will all be yours. It’s a good business practice to ascertain an insurable value for your assets, especially for an income-producing equipment. Insurable value valuation is actually a useful tool to determine proper amounts of insurance to be carried in cases of loss. The appraisal also will establish a basis in preparing a proof of loss in case catastrophe strikes.
Your lawyer, CPA, insurance agent as well as business manager mostly agreed on most of the qualified equipment appraisers also with the importance in having an appraisal done while the equipment is still in good working condition. If ever the heavy equipment was totaled due to fire, collision or vandalism or your manufacturing line had been damaged, appraising the original value will become a little more difficult.
Just try imagining on how fast and less expensive the equipment appraisal for insurance claim reasons may be in case the files on the equipment includes a recent USPAP appraisal. Even if on the case where the equipment was not appraised in the last few years, the equipment appraiser may refer you to the original appraisal that was done for the purpose of insurances to help you make sure that all of the construction, manufacturing, mining, agricultural, transportation equipments and aggregates are covered in case of loss or damage.
If ever you have lost a claim, the insured will usually need to protect their interests through having an appraisal done after the loss happened. In case that there’s no equipment appraisal which supports on your insurance coverage, can you get an assurance that you will be covered adequately on the loss of the damage? Because of this, it is important to make sure that your coverage is sufficient in replacing your equipment on its current level.