August 27, 2018

After Hurricane Katrina decimated communities in his home state of Mississippi, concerned citizen Kevin Buckel was outraged to learn that the average insurance payout to the victims was only $15,000 - far below what people needed to repair, rebuild and recover.  He looked around at the empty lots and lingering debris, teamed up with UP and worked for years to pressure lawmakers in his home state to more aggressively require insurers to treat claimants fairly.  (See ...

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August 22, 2018


On August 22, 2018, United Policyholders asked the top brass at FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program to give hurricane impacted residents until the end of this year to fully document their 2017 Harvey and Irma damage claims and collect all flood insurance benefits owed toward repairs and rebuilding.  In a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long and NFIP Administrator David Maurstad, UP's Executive Director wrote

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June 29, 2018


Liability insurance is considered such an essential protection in our society that anyone who drives is required by law to buy it in every state except New Hampshire. Renters and homeowners buy it. Businesses buy it. Why? Because accidents happen, people get hurt, property gets destroyed and the victims need compensation.

People and businesses in the United States pay insurance companies alot of money for liability coverage.  Liability insurance consumers big and small deserve the protection they pay for.  So when I was invited to be one of the Advisers to...

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June 4, 2018



Organizations to host insurance forum for residents affected by lava flows

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May 24, 2018
The California State Senate Insurance Committee
Insurance funds can and should fuel an individual's or business' ability to repair, rebuild and regain financial health after a disaster. But as our surveys show, these funds don't always flow as they should. Overly detailed proof requirements, bureaucratic delays, confusing depreciation and unreasonably short deadlines create obstacles that get in the way of successful recovery for far too many disaster survivors. So after past disasters in many parts of the United States, United Policyholders has...
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