- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)3
- Word to your superintendent: Glass rocks Vanilla Ice parody to announce cancellation (1/13/18)3
- Here's what's being built next to Chick-fil-A in Cape (1/18/18)
- Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes commitment to community at annual awards banquet (1/13/18)
- Church, businesses set up pop-up homeless shelter as winter storm approaches (1/12/18)1
- Plaintiffs' attorney wants jury to see basement steps at Cape courthouse (1/10/18)
- City of Oran water rates violate state law, auditors find; report details financial-management problems (1/13/18)2
- Poultry in motion: 4-H participants take first in nation with barbecue skills (1/13/18)1
- Cape man wins Scratchers lottery top prize (1/12/18)
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 homeżowner 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.