November 6, 2017


Clearing wildfire debris is the responsibility of each individual property owner.  Help is available to get the work done safely, completely and legally.  For your and your neighbor's protection, wildfire debris must be removed from your property and disposed of properly. Items such as retaining walls and foundations that appear intact should be evaluated and tested by a qualified professional.  The extreme heat generated by wildfires generally destroys the structural integrity of these items and though they may appear re-usable, they may not be.


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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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November 1, 2017


Workshop Topic: Navigating the "Dwelling" portion of your claim

United Policyholders is hosting its second Roadmap to Recovery workshop in Santa Rosa for North Bay wildfire survivors in partnership with Jewish Family and Children's Services.  The workshop will start at 6PM and will be right down the street from the Local Assistance Center at 547 Mendocino Ave. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Rosa. 

This workshop will cover navigating the "Dwelling" portion of your claim.  There will be a Q&A...

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October 20, 2017
The Hotchalk case highlights a coverage defense that some D&O insurers have aggressively asserted and courts across the country have struggled to address. What is the scope of the “professional services” exclusion in D&O liability policies issued to private companies?
Such policies issued to private companies provide sweeping coverage for a wide variety of claims asserted directly against the company.  Subject to certain exclusions, they cover companies against claims asserted asserted against them alleging “acts, errors, omissions,...
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