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Bogey helps AV woman get $27K
Senior had battled insurance company for months
APPLE VALLEY • An Apple Valley woman is singing the praises of Mike “Bogey” Boguslawski, after the consumer advocate helped the senior get nearly $27,000 from her insurance company.
In August, Viola Jenks filed a claim with Foremost Insurance Group after her investment home and its contents were vandalized. However, the insurance company rejected the claim because the Lucerne Valley property was unoccupied during the incident.
“My fiancé, Romero, and I purchased the property 12 years ago,” Jenks, 79, said, “We had a manufactured home built on a permanent foundation, and we furnished it with the intent of moving in later.
Jenks, who lives on close to $1,000 a month, had to face the insurance battle alone after Romero died in 2009.
After she could not obtain legal help from Victorville lawyers, Jenks called Boguslawski. He immediately contacted Foremost, which paid Jenks nearly $27,000 to cover the damage.
“The insurance company paid me in November,” Jenks said. “I don’t know what I would have done without Bogey.”
Bogey has been a consumer advocate for Daily Press readers for years. He has also been a reporter for ABC, CBS and NBC and hosted a national radio talk show called “Bogey and Company.” He is currently associated with Freedom Communication newspapers and still works to resolve issues between companies and consumers.
To seek Boguslawski’s help, write a letter that clearly and concisely describes the problem, with your full name, mailing address, daytime phone number and email address, if available. Include the name, address and phone number for the opposing party. Include a statement granting Boguslawski full permission to investigate and handle the case under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and related laws.
Boguslawski’s services are free of charge, but only select letters will be chosen for investigation and follow-up. Absolutely no phone calls, please. Letters may sent to “Bogey,” Daily Press Consumer Advocate, 2645 N.E. 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306.
— Intern Keith Rivas contributed to the story.
Rene De La Cruz may be reached at (760) 951-6227 or at RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com.
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