“United Policyholders organization should be the first line of information to all fire victims. They are positive people who are earnestly trying to help others through a difficult time. They can provide professional people and lay people to answer most any question a fire victim could have.”
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Are policies adequate to help make homeowners whole?
Hundreds of people who lost homes in last year's wildfires did not
have enough insurance to cover their rebuilding costs, according to a
survey sponsored by United Policyholders, a San Francisco consumer
organization. The survey asked 274 people about the losses they incurred
in the wildfires that last fall swept across Southern California.
Commissioner Hosts Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Roundtable with Insurance Industry, Consumer Groups and Fire Officials in San Diego
SAN DIEGO: After bringing together insurance industry executives, consumer groups and fire officials to discuss preparations for future potential fire disasters, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced an effort to create economic or...
After bringing together insurance industry executives, consumer
groups and fire officials to discuss preparations for future potential
fire disasters at a roundtable held on May 12, 2008, California
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced an effort to create
economic or other incentives for insurers and consumers to mitigate fire
risks and increase...
When it comes to health insurance, Valencia resident Tova Hack's
first problem is that she works part time and thus needs an individual
policy for medical coverage because her employer doesn't offer one.
Her second problem is that she's a woman.
Hack, 22, a grad student at Cal State Northridge, is insured by
Blue Shield of California. She just found out that the...
Policies scaled back after Katrina
If Hurricane Gustav hits Louisiana, homeowners will discover that
they have less insurance coverage than they did during Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita, and they'll be reaching into their own pockets to
In the past three years, the use of hurricane, windstorm or
named-storm deductibles, which means that...
Two Informative Seminars Held
Lake Arrowhead, CA – Rebuilding Mountain Hearts & Lives presented
two identical workshops yesterday (September 13) for local residents on
how to be prepared for a disaster including proper insurance coverage.
Participants at the free sessions will learn the ins and outs of
the insurance business from insurance...
Three years after Eliot Spitzer decapitated the world's largest
insurer, his protégé has stepped in to try to save the company from
They spent a recent Saturday creating detailed lists of the contents
of their houses – everything from dishes and bed linens to socks and
unopened tubes of toothpaste. When memories failed, they turned to each
other's lists to jar their recollections.
It was a long and emotional process, but necessary because many
insurers require meticulously itemized lists...
SAN DIEGO -- Lee and Shirley Taylor aren't alone.
They are victims of the October wildfires that destroyed their
Ramona home. They're also underinsured.
"That was our request, insure us against total loss," said Lee
Taylor. He said his agent handed him a 108-page insurance policy he
believed fully insured his home and 8-acre avocado farm.