Here are 3 bizarre insurance claims that we came across on the internet:
9/10/2010 by Miranda Marquit
“We all know that insurance is meant to protect our assets. If something expensive happens that’s beyond our control, the ability to file an insurance claim means we don’t have to come up with the money to pay for it ourselves. However, we’ve found some strange insurance claims out there. We can’t believe some of these have even filed in the first place. More astonishingly, some of these claims were actually paid. Here are eight of the weirdest we’ve found:
1. Abducted by aliens We generally think that alien abduction only happens on the X-Files. But some people take it very seriously because there’s a market for alien abduction insurance. Goodfellow Rebecca Ingrams Pearson (GRIP), a London-based insurance brokerage, specializes in strange types of insurance – anything from immaculate conception insurance to alien abduction insurance. In fact, the company even paid a claim once. GRIP paid out one million pounds to a man in Britain who claimed to have been abducted. True, the man was a business partner with the managing director of GRIP, but the claim was still paid.
2. Dentures lost at sea Cruises are popular vacations, among the old and the young alike. However, it the sea gets choppy, you might find yourself getting seasick. One man found this out the hard way when he lost his dentures overboard. His cruise ship was experiencing rough waters in the Bay of Biscay, and his stomach was experiencing a rather upset feeling. As he vomited over the side of the ship, his dentures fell into the water, and were lost to the depths. Lucky for him, his travel insurance decided that his false teeth constituted “lost baggage.”
3. Had a bad hair day While on vacation, a man filed a claim with his travel insurance. He claimed that his daughter singed her hair in the oven, necessitating a hair cut. However, the outcome of the haircut wasn’t satisfactory. He claimed that the travel insurance should cover the cost of the haircut. The insurance company didn’t agree, and refused to cough up.
What do you think of these claims? Pretty wild right! At Scurich Insurance we handle all kinds of claims, crazy ones too! We’re happy to review your policies for you to be sure you are properly covered.
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