November 5, 2017

Recent media coverage has spotlighted the handful of insurance companies that offer "private fire protection" to clients who can afford the cost.  AIG was the first on the block and several others have...

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October 6, 2017

Placer and Mariposa County Officials John McEldowney and Rosemarie Smallcombe have been coordinating with United Policyholders to help their residents keep and maintain quality insurance on their homes.  Pictured here UP Executive Director Amy Bach before a Spring, 2017 meeting of the Insurance Subgroup of CA Governor Brown's Tree Mortality Task Force in Sacramento.

United Policyholders launched a Wildfire Mitigation and Insurance Project in California in 2016 to help...

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September 18, 2017

 

Thank you Board member Jennifer Rosdail for distributing Roadmap to Recovery Guides to Hurricane Harvey Victims in Texas and being a highly effective UP volunteer.  Jennifer is pictured here doing relief work in the Lone Star State this week with a KW Cares team member and son Elvis...

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September 6, 2017

The National Flood Insurance Program has showed strong leadership by granting UP's request to make it easier for households and businesses impacted by Harvey to get their insurance claims filed and paid fairly and on time.  The program operates under rules set by Congress.

The rules for NFIP claims are much more strict and technical than standard property insurance claims.  They say how and when you have to file your flood damage claim, how detailed it has to be, how quickly it can be...

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August 30, 2017

Unless a bank requires you to buy it, you probably aren't paying for flood insurance on your home. Maybe it's because you don't live near water. Maybe it's because your community mapping is outdated. Maybe it's because an insurance agent said you don't need it. Maybe you can't afford it. Whatever the reason, now would be a GREAT time to reconsider.  So much rain fell on Texas during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 that the National Weather Service had to add...

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