by Amy Bach

On October 1st, 2013, the National Flood Insurance Program extended the deadline for filing Superstorm Sandy proofs of loss for another 6 months past the current October 28th, 2013 deadline.  United Policyholders commends the program for giving this much needed breathing room to property owners.  With the storm's anniversary approaching, many Sandy victims were scrambling to find qualified and affordable experts and help completing paperwork. NFIP Proof of Loss requirements are very specific. Property owners will not recover full flood insurance benefits for their losses unless they comply with the sworn proof of loss requirement and submit complete documentation of all damage. 

Executive Director Amy Bach taught Roadmap to Recovery workshops in New Jersey on September 24th and 25th aimed at helping residents, case managers and legal services attorneys navigate the proof of loss requirement and prepare for the upcoming anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.  Bach worked over the past weekend with Touro Law Professor Ben Rajotte on a letter requesting the extension.  



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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.  In 2019, Bach was appointed to a 3 year term as a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Response.