Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0780-01-05-.10

Current through April 7, 2024
Section 0780-01-05-.10 - STANDARDS FOR PROMPT, FAIR AND EQUITABLE SETTLEMENTS APPLICABLE TO FIRE AND EXTENDED COVERAGE TYPE POLICIES WITH REPLACEMENT COST COVERAGE
(1) When the policy provides for the adjustment and settlement of first party losses based on replacement cost, the following shall apply:
(a) When a loss requires repair or replacement of an item or part, any consequential physical damage incurred in making such repair or replacement not otherwise excluded by the policy, shall be included in the loss. The insured shall not have to pay for any cost except for betterment and any applicable deductible under the policy.
(b) When a loss requires replacement of items and the replaced items do not match in quality, color or size, the insurer shall replace items so as to conform to a reasonably uniform appearance according to the applicable policy provisions. This applies to interior and exterior losses. The insured shall not bear any cost over the applicable deductible, if any.
(2) Actual Cash Value:
(a) When the insurance policy provides for the adjustment and settlement of losses on an actual cash value basis on residential fire and extended coverage, the insurer shall determine actual cash value as follows: replacement cost of property at time of loss less depreciation, if any. Upon the insured's request, the insurer shall provide a copy of the claim file worksheets detailing any and all deductions for depreciation.
(b) In cases in which the insured's interest is limited because the property has nominal or no economic value, or a value disproportionate to replacement cost less depreciation, the determination of actual cash value as set forth above is not required. In such cases, the insurer shall provide, upon the insured's request, a written explanation of the basis for limiting the amount of recovery along with the amount payable under the policy.

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0780-01-05-.10

Original rules filed July 11, 2017; effective 10/9/2017.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 56-2-301, 56-8-101 through 56-8-120, 56-8-108, and 56-8-110.