by Amy Bach

Being a small non-profit has it's up side:  United Policyholders is dynamic.  We don't have layers of internal bureaucracy that slow us down when we want to respond to a disaster or make improvements  to our programs, publications and tools.  We are constantly enhancing our tips and tools with new information and feedback from our volunteers, experts and the people we help.

During the Roadmap to Recovery workshop I led in Mountain Ranch, California this past week, we were reminded that not everyone has a smart phone, and many people still prefer the printed word and manual list-making to prepare their contents inventories after a loss.  Because we know this, we offer two main tools that help people create an inventory; One is an app that works best with a smart phone/camera, the other can be created on any computer or from a print out from any computer.

So this morning I updated our website library to make it easier for people to find the version that doesn't require a smartphone.  And, I made our instructions for both versions simpler and more clear.  We keep UP.

About The Blogger

Amy Bach

Amy Bach has been a professional advocate for insurance policyholders since 1984 and an attorney since 1989. She co-founded United Policyholders in 1991 and serves as the organization's Executive Director and primary spokesperson; shaping and overseeing the Roadmap to Recovery™, Roadmap to Preparedness, and Advocacy and Action programs. She is a nationally recognized expert on insurance claim and legal matters; frequently interviewed in print and broadcast media, and the author of numerous publications including "The Disaster Recovery Handbook", "WISE UP: The Savvy Consumer's Guide to Buying Insurance" and consumer tips and guides in the UP Claim Help Library.  Recognized by Money Magazine as a Money Hero, Bach is in her eighth consecutive term as an official consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance.