- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
Policies must specify what's covered
To the editor:
I would like to point out an error in your article titled "Cleaning firms busy with area basements." You report that "insurance will cover losses if a sump pump quits working." That is, however, not the case. Homeowner policies only provide coverage for damage due to failed sump pumps if the policy is endorsed with the specific coverage. An unendorsed home¿owner policy would not provide coverage. I note that this information came from the general manager of a cleaning service rather than someone employed in the insurance industry.
Having this type of incorrect information provided to the public makes it difficult for insurance companies to operate, as it gives policyholders expectations of coverage when there actually is no coverage.
DOROTHY SPIVEY, Barton Mutual Insurance Claims Department, Liberal, Mo.