Notice of Adoption – Bulletin B-5.44 – Concerning the Communication of Certain Coverage Limits by Homeowners’ Insurance Companies to Policyholders that Experienced a Loss Resulting from the Boulder County Fires
Posted by Shareholder Tom Henderson, Chair of Burg Simpson’s Bad Faith Insurance Division
From the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies- Division of Insurance
The Division would like to provide notice that the Commissioner has adopted Bulletin B-5.44 – Concerning the Communication of Certain Coverage Limits by Homeowners’ Insurance Companies to Policyholders that Experienced a Loss Resulting from the Boulder County Fires.
The December 30, 2021 Marshall and Middle Fork Fires (“Boulder County Fires”) were the most devastating fires in Colorado history. More than 1,000 residential structures were destroyed resulting in a significant number of total loss claims.
The purpose of this bulletin is to inform insurance carriers and affected consumers of the Division of Insurance’s position concerning the communication of certain coverage limits of liability for policyholders who experienced a loss claim resulting from the Boulder County Fires.
This bulletin was adopted on February 8, 2022.
Find more information about insurance and the Marshall Fire on the Division’s Marshall Fire Response website. You can reach the Division’s Consumer Services Team between 8:00 – 5:00 pm by calling 303-894-7490 or by sending an email to DORA_Insurance@state.co.us.
Tom Henderson and the Burg Simpson team have over four decades of experience analyzing and litigating these types of insurance policies. Mr. Henderson is the Chair of the Bad-Faith Insurance division of the firm’s Commercial Litigation. He spent the first twenty years of his practice representing the insurance companies, answering their questions about whether or not their policies provided coverage for certain losses. He has spent the past 12+ years of his practice exclusively representing insurance policyholders pursuing claims for insurance benefits owed by the insurance industry. Mr. Henderson and the attorneys at Burg Simpson use Mr. Henderson’s unusual background to their clients’ advantage because they know where the insurance industry weak spots are, where the smoking guns are hidden and how best to structure their clients’ cases to maximize the potential of getting the insurance companies to pay the benefits owed.
If the insurance companies refuse to pay the benefits owed by their policies, then suing them for bad faith is an option to consider. Mr. Henderson and the attorneys at Burg Simpson have successfully sued insurance companies for bad faith collecting millions of dollars for their clients when their own insurance companies improperly denied, underpaid, or slow paid claims.
Mr. Henderson has been consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Insurance Law. He has also been recognized as a People’s Choice Best Insurance Lawyer and has been selected to Super Lawyers® every year since 2014. In 2019 and 2020, he was selected as a Colorado Top Lawyer in insurance by 5280 Magazine.
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