April 13, 2016

Have you ever contacted an insurance agent or company and asked them to insure your home for a specific dollar amount?  If so, you're probably in the .00001% of insurance consumers.  That's just not how it works in real life.  

In real life, we rely on agents and insurers to tell us how much insurance we need on our homes. And when we apply for insurance, they do tell us.  Well, ok, their computer tells us... When we apply for insurance, we answer some basic questions about the size, age and features of our home, and we get a print...

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March 15, 2016

New Publication - We have updated our Claim Guidance Library to include a new publication: Updating Your Insurance After a Loss

If your home and property was severely damaged or destroyed, you may be thinking about adjusting your insurance coverage to avoid wasting money insuring things that no longer exist.  But any time you ask an insurer to reduce your coverage, you’re taking a risk that you’ll end up underinsured.  ...

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March 3, 2016

At the six-month mark of the Valley and Butte Wildfires, we ask that fire survivors please take a few minutes to complete a short online survey regarding your experience regarding the insurance claims process and the status of your recovery. Your identity will be kept confidential when the survey results are analyzed. Please take the survey today:


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March 1, 2016

As the health insurance marketplace, American citizens and businesses continue to adapt to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act world, the pending mergers of Aetna/Humana and Cigna/Anthem will provide yet another curveball. Mergers of companies this large are almost never good for consumers.  They generally mean fewer choices, less negotiating options and higher premiums, yet both appear to be on track for approval. The U.S. Department of Justice and state regulators are reviewing the proposals, and...

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February 17, 2016

UP is constantly working to publish information and guidance on investing your insurance dollars wisely by patronizing companies that offer quality protection and have a record of good claim service.  We promote shopping tools that allow consumers to compare coverage side by side.  We promote and support efforts by state insurance regulators to make it easy for the public to review complaint records, market conduct exams and sample policies.  We are cheerleaders for an entrepreneurial initiative called ValChoice that distributes reports on insurance company claim...

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