June 22, 2017
 
The availability of insurance coverage for loss or damage can hinge on the smallest details.  Did your insurer record that it received your notice letter?  Did your insurer’s investigator take note of those small but critical facts you pointed out during the investigation?  Did you meet that obscure condition of coverage buried in the fine print of your policy? 
 
For policyholders seeking coverage for weather-related damage to their home or business, this information can make the difference between survival and...
Read More
June 22, 2017

As the painful process of recovery begins for those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by tornadoes, storms, or flooding in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Texas the focus will be on photographing and removing debris, inventorying losses, negotiating insurance payments and grieving.  

In the months ahead, impacted residents will have to plow through paperwork and make important financial decisions.  The word most commonly used to describe people's mind set after a natural disaster is "overwhelmed."  While...

Read More
June 1, 2017


The fourth installment of Catch UP was a success! 

Catch UP on how to successfully mediate insurance cases.  Registration fees support our non-profit's important work empowering the insured.  A recording of the webinar is available for purchase at www....

Read More
May 30, 2017

If you take action to make your home less likely to be seriously damaged or destroyed in a wildfire, your insurance company should reward you with a discount on your premium...or at the very least keep you as a customer and not drop you.  United Policyholders' Wildfire Mitigation and Insurance Project aims to make this common sense concept a reality.  

We are...

Read More
April 25, 2017

In an a recent order, Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Travelers' California home insurance policies contain an unlawful notice provision related to smoke damage. Travelers is one of a handful of insurance companies that have begun to include limitations to coverage for smoke damage in their homeowner's policies. The Travelers policy at...

Read More