by Amy Bach

 

On Tuesday October 30th, 2018 UP Executive Director Amy Bach will be on the speaker panel at a joint public hearing at Napa Valley College convened by the California Senate and Insurance Committees to examine root causes and potential solutions for solving the post-wildfire underinsurance crisis.  Surveys conducted by United Policyholders consistently confirm that an average of 2/3 of households that lose homes in wildfires find themselves grossly underinsured.  UP is publicizing this hearing in the communities impacted by the 2017 wildfires to encourage public participation and attendance. 

UP has been working for decades to solve this problem.  We offer many resources to help policyholders take steps to avoid this problem before a loss and solve this problem after a loss. We have assisted in providing background materials for this hearing and look forward to educating lawmakers by sharing our data and perspectives.

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.