"We have found the Disaster Recovery Handbook very informative and helpful in getting through the most traumatic experience in our lifetime"
In case you missed Lindsay Lohan careening onto the curb just inches away from two dazed school boys to promote Allstate's Esurance brand, or Nationwide's more serious but controversial point about avoidable accidents - once again, insurance ads were front and center during yesterday's Superbowl. Super expensive commercials during the annual most watched sporting event are now an embedded tradition, and everywhere...Read More
"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like a mobile home. But if you want to protect it, you need to have the right insurance." Dana Dratch • Bankrate.com. We saw just how true this is at an emergency shelter for San Mateo, California residents who'd been flooded out by heavy rains in December 2014. Many of the people...Read More
As they work to establish oversight of new transportation network companies, and set fair rules for licensure, insurance and competition with the taxi industry, regulators are classifying Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing businesses as the "Sharing Economy."
United Policyholders has been engaged in these oversight efforts in relation to insurance. In advancing and protecting the interests of insurance consumers in connection with the Sharing Economy, we are focused on three types of consumers: Riders. Drivers. Business Owners. All three types need insurance...Read More
This recent "Share Your Story" email to UP from a Wyoming consumer captures how the "use it and lose it" phenomenon is one of the most serious threats to the integrity of the insurance system today.
"We had a fire two years ago. It started when an extension chord that had been plugged into to a socket overheated and a box had fallen on top of it. The box caught fire and caused substantial damage in the home. My wife and myself were found to be at no fault in the situation by the fire marshal and...Read More
Our ongoing work helping New Jersey homeowners get fair insurance settlements for Sandy damage includes:
- Distributing sample letters and tips for appealing a claim denial and getting a supplemental claim approved for payment and guiding homeowners and the local aid workers engaged in the long term recovery effort.
- Demanding that the National Flood Insurance Program, (run by FEMA)...