May 22, 2018

Executive director of United Policyholders, Amy Bach, details what was discovered in the Fire Rebuild Poll her organization recently conducted, what surprised her about the results, what homeowners are dealing with as far as getting insurance to pay, the percentage of people reporting that they were under insured, the issues...

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May 21, 2018

More than two-thirds of North Bay fire victims responding to the United Policyholders’ survey said they had not yet received insurance money to rebuild and were underinsured. To read the full story, click here.

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May 18, 2018

Amy Bach started working as an advocate for insurance policyholders in 1984. She became an attorney in 1989 and co-founded United Policyholders in the aftermath of the Oakland Hills firestorm two years later.

The San Francisco-based nonprofit has a network of over 200 volunteer lawyers, insurance professionals and disaster survivors to help homeowners navigate...

May 11, 2018

Two new bills will help prevent homeowners from being underinsured when disaster strikes. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says the bills give consumers a better likelihood of being fully insured.

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May 2, 2018

Two bills inspired by the 2017 mudslides and fires in California that are designed to help prevent homeowners from being underinsured when disaster strikes passed the Assembly Insurance Committee on Wednesday.

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April 30, 2018

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Retired and on a fixed income, Victor Reyes needed work done on his teeth. Victor had dental insurance, but it didn’t cover the crowns he needed, so when the dental office gave him the option to pay cash up front for a discount, Victor jumped at the offer.

He says the crowns fell out four days after the dentist put them in.

“I was thinking something’s got to...

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April 27, 2018

Congress may have forced Mark Zuckerberg to reveal more about personal data gathered on Facebook (FB). But consider this: Your insurance company likely knows a lot more about you. 

Insurers' cache of...

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April 24, 2018

Appeals court earlier this year slashed mall’s insurance payout by $150M

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April 15, 2018

Welcome, everybody,” Susan Gorin said. “I’m sorry you’re here.”

The county’s First District Supervisor addressed 30-plus residents who attended a town hall meeting at the Kenwood Depot on a chilly, rainy Thursday evening, April 11. Gorin had assembled county and private experts to talk about how to move forward through the myriad county regulations and insurance problems that seem to...

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April 9, 2018

Two sisters. Two paths to recovery.

Susan Komar and Lynn Van Fleit each lost a home last fall when the Tubbs fire ravaged northern Santa Rosa.

Six months later, Komar and her husband, Chris, said they plan this year to start rebuilding their home in Coffey Park. But Van Fleit said she can’t afford to replace her house near the former Sweet T’s...