May 21, 2018

On this website and through the Roadmap to Recovery program you will find tips, tools and resources relevant to the 2017 North Bay wildfires.  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. 

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May 14, 2018

Through our Roadmap to Recovery program you will find tips, tools and resources relevant to the Lilac wildfire.  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....

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May 4, 2018

Wildfire survivors in regions throughout California are using UP's guidance on how to remedy the fact that they are grossly underinsured.  Upon learning that assurances they'd gotten and relied upon from insurers, agents and brokers that their homes were adequately insured were untrue - these homeowners are looking for answers, and remedies. 

UP is doing our best to answer individual questions and stay on top of the many court and legislative developments related to this battleground.  Policyholders need to be able to hold insurers and their sales representatives to...

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May 4, 2018

Hawaii-based insurance policy expert and UP volunteer Robert Joslin was the first to alert us to the May 2018 disaster on the Big Island. An underground earthquake triggered lava eruptions and dangerously high levels of Sulphur Dioxide in the Puna region.  Kiluea erupted...

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April 25, 2018

 

The North Bay wildfire recovery truly is a marathon - and we are all in it together.  We have passed the 6 month marker and are continuing on the road to recovery.

Our six-month survey results show the pace of recovery:

  • 80% of survey respondents have NOT settled the dwelling portion of their claim.
  • 60% of survey respondents have NOT settled the contents portion of their claim.
  • 66% of survey respondents...
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