April 3, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – It will take some effort, but it is possible for San Francisco residents to buy flood insurance.

According to Amy Bach of the consumer group United Policyholders, some San Francisco residents have been having a hard time buying policies. Bach said it’s partly because some agents aren’t up to speed on the product and until now, haven’t been selling many policies...

March 28, 2011

Just 12% of homes in the state with fire insurance also have earthquake coverage, according to the California Earthquake Authority. Here's what consumers shopping for coverage need to know.

Reporting from Sacramento— The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan will cost insurance companies billions of dollars.

March 23, 2011

Most policies don't cover things like Egypt's unrest or New Zealand's quake. They typically pay off if you get sick and need a flight home.

International travelers are cursed with interesting times: The first two months of 2011 already have been marked by an earthquake in New Zealand, mudslides in Brazil, and unrest in North Africa and the Middle East.

March 3, 2011

Patrick Rodgers, the Philadelphia homeowner with the "foreclosure" case against Wells Fargo Home Mortgage that made him a national celebrity, declared victory last week. To settle his claim under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, he says, Wells Fargo (WFC) agreed to reverse thousands of dollars in charges on his mortgage, plus...

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February 22, 2011

Buyer beware: Residents grappling with rebuilding costs after the Fourmile Fire near Boulder may receive only a fraction of the money they need to restore their homes. Do insurance companies underinsure customers as a means of staying competitive?

For many victims of the Fourmile Fire in Boulder County, Colorado, the five months after the fire has brought little relief from insurance...

February 9, 2011

The Hemingway Avenue Neighborhood Watch in San Carlos is well organized and motivated.

(Mission Times Courier, San Diego, CA) - The brightly colored Neighborhood Watch signs are conveniently placed on streetlight poles informing everyone driving into the area that Neighborhood Watch is up and running.

February 2, 2011

LOS ALTOS (CBS 5) — Vivian Barry never thought much about the water pipes under her Los Altos home, until she started getting official-looking letters from a company called Home Emergency Insurance Solutions. They were trying to sell her insurance for the underground water pipes on her property.

January 31, 2011

The topic of insurance may prompt some people to nod off. However, in a community familiar with the ugly side of Mother Nature, the discussion couldn't be more welcome.

January 31, 2011

When Health Care Reform passed last year, millions of parents with uninsured dependents were relieved. But not all dependents will have coverage right away.