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A FEMA declaration for Individual and Household Assistance has finally been approved for Napa and Solano County earthquake survivors. If you were affected by the earthquake and need assistance you will have 60 days from the October 27th declaration to apply with FEMA. UP participated in a meeting of the Napa Earthquake Long Term Recovery Group today and found out over $50,000 had already been distributed in first 48 hours. The Local Assitance Center will be reopening in Napa to help people register, answer questions and provide referrals to charitable organizations.... Read More
A backbone of our Roadmap to Recovery program are the volunteers and staff members who got involved with UP to make constructive use of the knowledge they themselves gained while navigating the recovery process after a catastrophic loss. Our Survivor's Speak publication series, workshop speakers and Disaster Survivor Support Network volunteers offer wisdom and a brand of...Read More
“Public dollars also need to go to the equally important, though less glamorous projects and services that will help us prepare for the coming heavy weather. That includes things like hiring more firefighters and improving storm barriers. And it means coming up with new, nonprofit disaster insurance programs so that people who have lost everything to a hurricane or a forest fire are not left at the mercy of a private insurance industry that is already adapting to climate change by avoiding payouts and slapping victims with massive rate increases. According to Amy Bach,...Read More
A recent California legal case shines light on a fact that will surprise many, but not me: California's Insurance Commissioner, considered by many to be the most diligent consumer advocate among the 50 state's regulators - does not as a matter of course, review, approve or disapprove the wording in disability (or home, or business) insurance policies before they are sold to the public.
The California Court of Appeal recently ruled: "Well he should" The case, Ellena v. Standard Insurance Company, California...Read More
Shopping for health insurance? Open enrollment for 2015 plans across the nation starts November 15th, 2014 and ends in February, 2015. The penalty for not protecting yourself and family by buying health insurance kicks in in 2015.
Common questions: https://www.healthcare.gov/apply-and-enroll/Read More