(HARTFORD,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Connecticut Insurance Department has released information gathered of foundation-related insurance claims in eastern Connecticut in an effort to help the state better understand the scope of the crumbling foundation issues in the region.
The Department sought claims data from 47 insurance carriers that write homeowner and master condominium policies on structures built since 1983 within a 20 mile radius of J.J, Mottes Concrete Company in Stafford Springs.
322 claims have been made. 80 were denied,44 closed with payment, which may relate to other occurrences, such as fire. 33 claims were closed without payment, 165 claims remain open.
Insurance Commissioner Katherine Wade says fewer than 1 percent of the homeowners in the affected area have filed foundation-related claims with their insurance companies .She says the claims are foundation-related, but may also include foundation issues other than crumbling.
Wade says more homeowners need to come forward as the state continues to look for solutions to help affected homeowners so the scope of the issue can be better understood.
In 2015 the Insurance Department prohibited carriers from canceling or non-renewing homeowner policies strictly due to crumbling foundations.