January 3, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, AR - It's disaster season; do you know where your insurance
policy is? Think your odds of disaster are low so you don't need to
really worry about what's covered? You're not alone. A recent survey
shows a lot of us don't have any idea what's insured, or what to do when
we need that policy's protection. But experts warn we need to find out,
before...

December 2, 2010

American General Life Insurance Co. markets its policies as protection
for "the hopes and dreams of American families" — a promise Ian
Weissberger took to heart during his losing battle with Lou Gehrig's...

November 3, 2010

What Some Companies Don't Reveal Before You Buy

Only when you have to use it, you find out, it sometimes doesn't cover your emergency.

After several viewers found themselves roadblocked, they called Kurtis to investigate.

We've received a number of complaints over the past five years when it comes to trip insurance.

These couples thought...

November 2, 2010

These tools and workshops apply lessons learned by those who’ve lost homes in past wildfires, plus tips from leading safety and construction experts.

United Policyholders is a national nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that educates consumers on insurance matters with over 19 years of experience helping disaster victims navigate the insurance recovery process on their own and find the...

November 2, 2010

Even though many of the fire victims are still in shock, they must
still pull it together and start of the process of rebuilding and this
type of tragedy is what homeowners insurance is all about.

But dealing with the loss isn't always like one of those TV commercials and there is a lot to watch out for.

First the fire victims must deal with the emotional loss of...

November 2, 2010

Owners or renters of the homes destroyed or damaged in the fire that tore through a San Bruno neighborhood Thursday are staring at a long and challenging process to recoup their losses.

November 2, 2010

Five years after Hurricane Katrina leveled a large part of the Gulf Coast, homeowners as far away as Maine are still paying the bill.

Home insurance rates for some coastal areas have shot up 30% or more. Thousands of homeowners who live along the East Coast have had their policies canceled. And when the next disaster hits, many homeowners will be forced to bear a greater share of the...

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October 13, 2010

After every natural disaster, too many people discover an awful truth: They don't have enough insurance to rebuild their homes.

Nationwide, more than two-thirds of homeowners are underinsured, according to a survey by insurance services firm MSB, by an average of 18%.

That means someone whose house cost $200,000 to replace would find herself short by $36,000.

August 23, 2010

SEATTLE—Two consumer advocates told insurance commissioners they would prefer to see regulation of insurance remain with the states, as opposed to a federal takeover.

Speaking before the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Regulatory Modernization Task Force at the NAIC’s summer meeting held here, Sonja Larkin-Thorne, an...