by United Policyholders

 

We need to hear from you!

Surveys are one of the ways we keep our fingers on the pulse of the recovery.  The data collected helps us serve your community and informs our advocacy work in the courts, legislatures, media and public policy forums.

Your identity will be kept confidential.
 

As a thank you for completing the survey, all email addresses will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon giftcard.
 

Make sure your voice is heard!
Take our 1-year Woolsey and Hill Fires Recovery survey today.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 PM
560 East Main Street, Ventura

Visit the United Policyholders table at Reunion 805,
a party and benefit hosted by Fox Fine Jewelry to honor people who lost their homes in recent wildfires,
and the individuals and businesses that helped them.

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November 14, 2019

December 12, 2019

Watts UP? Insurance Claims Webinar

Your wildfire claims questions answered

Please click on the date to register.
Send questions in advance to mark.dillman@uphelp.org

 

Note: To receive email updates, email info@Uphelp.org please indicate that you want to receive WOOLSEY email updates

 

 

If your home or business has been damaged or destroyed in the Woolsey or Hill Fires, use this library and the UP Roadmap to Recovery program to get help.

Through our Roadmap to Recovery program you will find useful information, guidance and help resources. Our main focus is on helping you navigate your insurance claim toward a full, fair and prompt settlement.  We also offer guidance on debris removal, temporary living arrangements, government aid, construction issues, hiring professional help, and deciding how and if you will repair, rebuild or buy a replacement home.

Please watch make use of all the help our non-profit offers.  That includes videos of our past Roadmap to Recovery workshops in other wildfire areas, a library of tipssamples and toolsguidance from past disaster survivors, and answers to individual questions from insurance claim and legal profession expert volunteers via our Ask an Expert forum.   

As you move through the process, set up whatever systems will help you stay as organized as possible.  Keep a journal/diary to confirm communications in writing, list and value what you lost and keep on track.  Save receipts for expenses due to losing the use of your home (during or after evacuation) - they should be reimbursable under your "Additional Living Expense" Coverage.  Seek out others who are insured with the same company you're insured with, share information and stay in touch with them as best you can.  211 and Ventura County Recovers are also good sources of recovery help..

UP is here to support you as best we can.  We're rooting for you! I

f your home was spared but exposed to extreme heat and smoke, we offer specialized guidance on insurance claim issues related to proper cleaning, inspecting for damage, restoring healthy indoor air quality and repairing obvious as well as hidden damage. 

 

Here are some items to help you keep putting one foot in front of the other on the road to recovery:

Ask an Expert Forum:

The UP ”Ask an Expert” forum is an easy and safe way to ask direct questions and get answers from experienced and reputable consumer-oriented attorneys, claim, construction, tax and finance professionals plus previous disaster survivors who serve as UP volunteers. Your identity and personal information are protected. To use the forum, please visit www.uphelp.org/Ask-an-Expert

 

Additional Information and Resources:

For more information, visit our Claim Help Library by clicking the icon below:

 
                                                
Wildfire (Total Loss)
Claim Help Library 
  Partial Loss
Claim Help Library 
 

 

Previous Roadmap to Recovery Workshops and Events:

Roadmap to Recovery: Managing Your Home Inventory and Contents Claim
November 4, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Malibou Lake Clubhouse
29033 Lake Vista Drive, Cornell, CA
View the Flyer

 

Watts UP? Insurance Claims Webinar

Your Wildfire Claims Questions Answered
October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM

Power Point slides
 
Watts UP? Insurance Claims Webinar
Your Wildfire Claims Questions Answered
October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM

Power Point slides
 

Roadmap to Recovery: Preserving Your Legal Rights and Healing and Dealing
October 19, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

The Beach House Wellness Center
22601 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 250 Malibu, CA

October 19, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Grant R. Brimhall Public Library
1401 E. Janss Rd, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, Thousand Oaks
View Flyer for more information

Roadmap to Recovery: How to Keep Your Claim Moving Forward
August 17, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Grant R. Brimhall Public Library
1401 E. Janss Rd, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, Thousand Oaks
View Flyer for more information

Roadmap to Recovery: Strategies for reaching an agreement with your insurer on the amount of your dwelling loss
June 20, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Grant R. Brimhall Public Library
1401 E. Janss Rd, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, Thousand Oaks
View Flyer for more information

Roadmap to Recovery: Survivors Speak: From Witch Creek to Woolsey, the voice of experience
June 15, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Grant R. Brimhall Public Library
1401 E. Janss Rd, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, Thousand Oaks
View Flyer for more information

Roadmap to Recovery: Underinsured guidance, mobile home claim guidance, mortgage matters
May 11, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Grant R. Brimhall Public Library
1401 E. Janss Rd, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, Thousand Oaks

View the PowerPoint
View Flyer for more information

April 28, 2019, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Special public meeting on Insurance Claims and Recovery

and

One-on-one appointments with CDI (CA Dept. of Insurance) staff and walk-in consultations with UP Disaster Survivor Support Network volunteers 11:00 am - 3:00 PM
Malibu City Hall
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, CA
View Flyer Here

Roadmap to Recovery: "The Scoop" on Scope
April 20, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Grant R. Brimhall Public Library
1401 E. Janss Rd, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, Thousand Oaks
View the Flyer for more information

Free legal help clinic
April 13th, 2019
Pepperdine University Drescher Campus, Room LC 159
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
 

Roadmap to Recovery: Contents and personal property claim process
March 23, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Grant R. Brimhall Public Library
1401 E. Janss Rd, Marvin E. Smith Community Room, Thousand Oaks
View the Flyer for more information

Tax and Financial Planning Webinar
Monday, March 18th, 2019
5:30 PM PDT
View the Flyer for more information
 

 

Free Insurance Legal Help Clinic

March 7th, 2019, 6-8 PM
The Church of the Epiphany
5450 Churchwood Dr, Oak Park, CA 91377
Co-hosted by UP, Pepperdine Law School, CRLA.  

 

Roadmap to Recovery: Communicating with your insurance company
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Virtual Webinar

 

Roadmap to Recovery: Navigating the "Dwelling" portion of your claim
Saturday, January 26th, 2019 11 AM -1 PM
Westlake Village United Methodist Church
1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91361
VIEW THE FLYER

 

Roadmap to Recovery Workshop: Insurance and Recovery Orientation
Saturday December 15th, 2018 

This workshop will be offered in two locations:

Malibu: 10am-12 PM
Malibu Public Library
23519 West Civic Center Way, Malibu

Thousand Oaks: 3-5 PM
Thousand Oaks Library – Marvin E. Smith Community Room
1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
Workshop flyer

 

 

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