January 23, 2018

 

Last night in Ventura, California, UP oriented and empowered a room full of 200 people whose homes were destroyed in the Thomas wildfire.  Bringing the combination of seasoned empathy and technical/legal expertise that makes UP's Roadmap to Recovery program a unique and valuable source of disaster recovery support, Sue Piper led the audience through first steps and strategies for navigating the road to recovering from their...

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November 27, 2017

 

Our non-profit's mission is to inform and advocate for the interests of insurance consumers - policyholders.  When it comes to flood insurance, those interests are fairly simple: 

  • Access to affordable coverage for the damage that floods do to property
  • Policies that pay on time to repair that damage

Only 5 million of the 122 million households in America are insured for damage from flooding. That includes flooding from hurricane-induced storm surges as well as overflowing rivers and waterways.  Climate...

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November 6, 2017

Disaster survivor volunteers Jim Pesout (Butte Fire, 2016), Karen Reimus (Cedar Fire 2003), and Roger Abrahim (House fire 2014) staffing UP's table at a Recovery Resource Center

The scale of the devastation from the recent Northern California wildfires is just as mind-boggling as the number of homes, businesses and lives that were impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria just a few months ago.  

All we can do is all we can do.  And thanks to UP's many years of expertise and national network of volunteers partners - we can do ALOT. We are:...

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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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