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It is not until you notify us of the accident or loss that we come to know about it. To enable us deal quickly and efficiently with your claim it is important that you promptly notify us of the loss or any occurrence that may give rise to a claim. You can do so by telephone, in writing, email or through your intermediary. When notifying us of the claim please provide us with the following information:-
However, do not delay reporting to us the claim to us if certain piece of information is not readily available to you.
The claim is assigned to a claims analyst who:-
Upon notification you will be required to complete an accident report form. You are expected to complete this and return to us as soon as possible. The information contained in the form will aid us in:-
1. Establishing whether the loss is covered under the terms and conditions of the policy.
2. Processing the claim immediately
3. Give us a view as to whether there is a likelihood of a claim from a third party.
4. Determining the severity of the claim.
Where circumstances are not clear and or where injuries sustained are serious or fatal we may involve investigators. This is in no way meant to intimidate our customers but to help us to:-
• Ensure that detailed evidence is not lost
• Determine possible recoveries from third parties.
For large or detailed property and liability claims we will involve a loss adjuster.
We strive to settle claims in the shortest time possible. In order to achieve this your cooperation and speed at which you respond is vital.
The settlement process commences once we have obtained all the information we require to determine if a claim is payable and the amount payable. This information comes from the customer and any other appointed service provider as explained above. We have service level agreements with the service providers to ensure that they do not delay the processing of claims. In case you feel a particular provider is slow please do not hesitate to provide feedback to us. We use such feedback to continuously re-assess our relationship with service providers.
The amount to be settled depends on:-
• Nature/scope of cover
• Adequacy of sums insured
• Terms and conditions of the policy.
Once the amount payable is determined PACIS will communicate this information to you and issue you with a discharge voucher. You are expected to sign and return it to the us.
On receipt of the signed discharge voucher, the settlement cheque will be processed and dispatched to you within 7 days.
In dealing with motor accident claims we strive to ensure to provide satisfaction to our customers. This involves carefully checking the repair estimates, workmanship, integrity of the repairers and that repairs are undertaken in the shortest time possible.
Once your vehicle is involved in an accident, notify us of the accident and please arrange to drive the vehicle or tow it to any of our appointed garages.
Once notified we will instruct our assessor to assess the vehicle within 24 hours upon when they will issue and forward to us a report detailing the extent of damage, repair cost and duration to be taken in repairing the vehicle.
On studying the report, if vehicle is repairable, then we will authorize repairs to commence. However, if it is not repairable, we will consider the vehicle a total loss.
If the repair cost is below the policy excess, you will be required to undertake repairs of the vehicle.
Undertaking of repairs is only one of the options available to the insurer. As stated under the policy we may pay in cash the amount of loss or damage, reinstate or replace vehicle or any part thereof or its accessories.
However, it is important to remember that in so doing the liability of the company should not exceed the value of the parts lost or damaged and the reasonable cost of fitting but not exceeding the insured's estimate of value stated in the policy.
1. Have the vehicle re inspected to ascertain that repairs have been carried out in accordance to the assessment report.
2. Issue release letter to the repairer upon confirmation that excess and any contribution has been paid. Please take note that excess is payable to PACIS Insurance Company Ltd and not to the repairer in either cash or bankers cheque.
We require that you obtain and sign a satisfactory note from the repairer before you take your vehicle.
Failure to comply with the above will lead to delays in processing the repairers invoice.
In some instances damage to your vehicle may only involve breakage of the windscreen glass. When this happens as cover provided under the windscreen extension clause is on replacement basis, you are required to:-
Upon receipt of these documents and subject to confirmation of cover and the policy limit, we shall process the claim and the settlement cheque will be forwarded to you within 7 days.
Amount payable will depend on:-
1. Limit provided under the windscreen extension clause incorporated under the policy.
• The excess applicable
• The replacement cost of the windscreen
• The reinstatement premium and taxes payable.
2. Windscreen claim does not affect No Claim Discount
3. It there is any other damage to the motor vehicle and or third party injury then any damage to the windscreen glass is not considered under the windscreen extension but as an own damage claim.
When your vehicle is stolen, please notify us of the loss and the police immediately. For theft claims we will normally appoint an investigator within 24 hours. The investigator will;
When your vehicle is stolen, please notify us of the loss and the police immediately.
As much as we strive to settle claims as fast as possible, in some cases delays and other difficulties may occur.
Instances that may cause delays are: