Public Adjusters for Business Interruption

When disaster strikes, our Globe Midwest public adjusters work faster on the insurance claims process so you can get back in business sooner.

This may be your first and only time filing a claim. Meanwhile, your insurance company has a whole team of experts whose full-time job is to assess property damage claims to protect their interests. Is it an even match? Who’s looking out for you?

After suffering a catastrophic loss, business interruption insurance (or business income insurance) provides a cash cushion to replace lost revenue equivalent to what you would have earned had the loss not occurred. So during the downtime, bills, payroll, and other expenses are paid to position your business to resume operations once repairs are made. When working through a business interruption insurance claim, you and your insurance company need to reach an agreement on a number of variables, chiefly the period of interruption and how long the insurance company will pay. This time frame will vary depending on the extent of damages as well as the nature of your company’s operations. How you handle your business interruption insurance claim will have a profound impact on your ability to recover from a loss.

Business income insurance claims can be very subjective, so it’s crucial to fully understand what your business is entitled to under the terms of your insurance policy.

Having a Globe Midwest public adjuster on your side will help alleviate the burden of dealing with your business interruption insurance claim.

Our team of public adjusters, forensic accountants, and certified public accountants are experts in successfully negotiating business interruption insurance claims and loss mitigation for businesses in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the greater Midwest. We will help you achieve financial recovery and get you back in business sooner.

What To Focus On After Business Interruption

Make sure you fully understand the meaning of each of the following before you move forward. Feel free to reach out to us for a no-cost discussion about your claim.
  • Can my in-house accounting staff handle my claim?
  • Should I give the insurance company’s accountant everything he/she is asking for right away?
  • Will the insurance company advance money to continue my operations?
  • Why is a claim strategy so important?
  • Am I impacted by coinsurance?
  • Can I keep paying my employees?
  • The insurance company is engaging a forensic accountant. What is his/her role? Why can’t you just have your accountant prepare your claim? Understand that you will need to share your financial statements. You may also have to produce your tax returns. Can you recast your financial statements? If so, why?

  • Is there coinsurance in your policy? If there is, what does it mean? If there is, did your insurance adjuster explain it to you?
  • Are you entitled to an advance from the insurance company? What is reasonable?
  • Utilizing proformas/budgets to calculate loss of income.
  • What are expediting expenses? How do they differ from extra expenses?
  • What are extra expenses? What can be included?
  • How do you project lost sales? What about new products? Sales declines?
  • Credit for continuing sales. How are they calculated? What if you have another location and your policies are not blanket? What if they are blanket?
  • What is the extended period of indemnity, and how does it work?
  • What happens if you open your business elsewhere and you are successful? What if you are not successful?
  • Can you continue to pay your employees?
  • “Ordinary” employees vs. “Key” employees. How do they get classified? What is covered?
  • What is your broker or agent’s role? Will he/she be adjusting the claim? How many claims has he/she handled? Will his/her role be active or passiv