Request for Reimbursement from a Third Party
After having finalized the settlement of the claim, the claims adjuster may send a letter requesting reimbursement to a third party who has been deemed liable for the damages the insured suffered.
The letter requesting reimbursement:
- Informs the third party of how much the insurer paid the insured in compensation;
- Requests that the third party reimburse this amount;
- Notifies the third party of the amount of the deductible the insured paid.
After the letter has been sent to the third party, the claims adjuster must:
- Inform the insured of the applicable limitation period and the procedure to follow.
- Inform the insured that he must try by himself to obtain reimbursement for the deductible and any other damages that were not compensated for by the insurer.
- Avoid voicing any legal opinion or opinion that could influence the matter.
Please note that:
The claims adjuster’s mandate with respect to subrogation ends at this point. It is then up to the insurer to take the steps required to collect the amount owing, in accordance with its own procedure..
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The procedure includes:
- Further details on what the representative must do after the request for reimbursement by a third party has been sent.
Form letters to be personalized and sent to the third party by: