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When a coverage or claim problem arises, finding qualified professional help isn't easy. Insurance companies have experts, lawyers and claim professionals advancing their financial interests. You are entitled to the same. This directory can help.
Because you paid premiums that entitle you to coverage for losses, you should not have to hire professional help to get your claim paid fairly. United Policyholders offers free, “road-tested” tips and information and support to help you be your own best advocate in getting the full benefits of your insurance coverage. But, insurance is complicated and claims are time-consuming. The consumer is not on a level playing field when dealing with a for-profit insurance company.
Reality is, if you suffer a major loss or disabling illness or injury, you may need to hire a professional to help you get a full and fair claim settlement from your insurance company. This is especially true when your claim involves a large sum of money. You may need independent experts to evaluate your situation, document and value your losses and help you negotiate.