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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January 28, 2016

In Montanile v. Bd. of Trs. of the Nat’l Elevator Indus. Health Ben. Plan, No. 14-723, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 843 (2016), the U.C. Supreme Court dealt a decisive victory to employees when it ruled 8-1 that an employee benefit plan may not garnish a plan participant’s general assets in order to recover an overpayment.

The decision means that participants in employee benefit plans who receive income from a tort...
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January 21, 2016

UP is hosting a Roadmap to Recovery workshop for Valley Fire survivors Thursday, January 21st at 6pm at Middletown High School. This workshop will discuss the contents portion of your...

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