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West Virginia

The state of West Virginia does not impose minimum or maximum levels of coverage for homeowners insurance. Those homeowners who choose to have a policy for their property may encounter a select set of requirements. One of these standards comes in the form of mine subsidence. Otherwise known as 33-30-6 and 115-1-3, this provision states that all policies including fire damage must also cover issues related to mines. In this case, the insured may ask for a waiver, and details come through the Board of Risk and Insurance Management.

Under 33-17-6A of the standards, flood insurance may also be taken from policy standards. If this does occur, even with the consent of the insured, the insurer must provide a notice that states as such with specific contact details attached. Additional provisions can be included in the final policy if authorized. In other cases, it could be required by law to include one or more provisions.

Debris removal is yet another part of the regulations that cover policies as of the time of tiling. 33-7-9B states that no proceeds can come from the issuing company itself in claims where a total loss has been declared. More than just the removal request itself, the company must see deliberate and truthful evidence that debris has been removed from the property in question or disposed of in another manner that is approved by all parties.

Declination, cancellation and nonrenewal of policies are heavily regulated under state law 33-17A-6. Insurers who attempt to end a policy must not be shown to do so for reasons such as race or sex, adverse credit reports or the insured's previous insurance history. In a subset to this regulation, policyholders and declined individuals should receive notice of the reasons behind the decision. In all situations, that notice should be provided in writing with appropriate contact details attached.