"I have helped hundreds of families buy homes. Last fall, one of them burned down. I am so grateful for the education from UP that helps me make sure all my clients are adequately protected from catastrophic loss."...
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...Read More
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...Read More
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 Maybe it's because your community mapping is outdated.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...Read More
Reforming and/or re-authorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has moved front and center in our nation's Capitol in the past month, and was mentioned prominently in the budget proposal recently issued by the White House. The NFIP is basically a privatized government program created by Congress through which insurance companies and vendors get paid to sell flood insurance and process claims in coordination with a small staff of public...Read More