by Amy Bach

Chip Merlin, a policyholder hero himself, alerted me that we've recently lost a champion - Cal Thur.  I was introduced to Cal by the late, great Eugene Anderson many moons ago, and he was an important United Policyholders volunteer and supporter. Cal was a highly effective and dedicated policyholder attorney.  He keep UP informed on developments in insurance law in Arizona and throughout the country.  He wrote our amicus brief in the Haisch case, (where we alerted the court that an insurance company should not be allowed to sell med-pay coverage without informing insured that if they are covered by an HMO, the med-pay coverage is worthless), and several others.  He made sure UP weighed in in the landmark case of Zilisch v. State Farm.  Cal mentored several generations of policyholder attorneys and will be missed.  Thank you Cal, rest in peace.


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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.