“I highly recommend bringing United Policyholders into your community. My only regret is that we didn’t bring them in sooner.”
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....Read More
There are good reasons why you might want or need to buy an annuity: You might want the tax-deferred growth they can offer. They can also provide a guaranteed income in retirement. In some cases, they can be used as an estate-planning tool. Over the years, annuity sellers keep increasing the commissions they pay to get agents to sell them. This has led unscrupulous insurance agents to dream up all manner of schemes to get people who don’t need one, into annuities.
It could be an invitation to a steak dinner at a nice restaurant. Maybe an offer for an inexpensive...Read More
A wildfire destroys the trees, plants, bushes and roots that hold soil in place and soak up rain water, which in turn can lead to the kind of damage that occurred in Montecito in the aftermath of the Thomas Fire. The "Fire-Flood Sequence" is a well-known phenomenon, yet insurance companies will sometimes reject claims for post-wildfire mudflow damage under home/fire policies by citing the standard exclusion for flood damage. Fortunately,...Read More
On Thursday, January 25th 2018 United Policyholders will host a Roadmap to Recovery workshop at the Santa Rosa High School Auditorium on
Financial Decision-Making For Wildfire Survivors, 6-8 pm
This workshop will cover financial and tax implications related to casualty losses and insurance proceeds. A panel of personal finance experts will provide guidance on decision points to consider.
Michael Musson, CPA
Eric Goldschlag, Opes Advisers