Band 9 Letter Sample | An Insurance Claim

On a recent holiday, you lost a valuable item. Fortunately, you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost.

Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company. In your letter:

  • Describe the item you lost
  • Explain how you lost it
  • Tell the insurance company what you would like them to do

Band 9 letter sample

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to report the loss of an insured item. Last week, I returned from Cancun, Mexico where I spent my vacation. Unfortunately, I lost my camera there.

It was a black Canon D1589 camera in a dark blue case. It is quite new. I bought it from B&H store only three months ago. The loss occurred on April 20. My girlfriend and I had gone to the beach on that day. When we came back to our hotel, we realized that we had lost the camera. I am not sure whether it was stolen or I just forgot it on the beach. I visited the local police station, but due to my poor Spanish, I could not fully explain what had happened. In any case, they told us that they would not be able to do anything because we hadn’t seen the thief and were not even sure if it was stolen.

The only thing that I can do now is to file a claim since my camera is insured. I request you to compensate me for the full value of the camera. You can find the copy of my cash receipt and my credit card statement in the attachment.



Manjusha Nambiar

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