June 10, 2010

When Jen Freeland and her husband bought their house in
Chattanooga, Tenn., they purchased a homeowners policy with an annual
premium of $680. Two years later, the bill jumped to nearly double that.

"We've never had a claim on our homeowners insurance and we'd like to
keep it that way," Freeland says. "But our premium kept climbing."

In 2008, their policy hit...

June 10, 2010

“TWICE BURNED”
Press Conference Speakers:
Karen Reimus, ’03 Cedar Fire Survivor and Outreach Coordinator for United
Policyholders, a nonprofit organization
Patrick Craft, ’08 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor – Anaheim Hills
Karla Rinskopf, ’08 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor – Yorba Linda
Edward Pajarito, ’08 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor – Anaheim Hills
Don Waugh...

June 10, 2010

“TWICE BURNED”

WHAT: 2008 Freeway Complex Fire Survivors from Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills hold press
conference as they face one-year fire anniversary to discuss insurance obstacles to rebuilding
and call for action

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:00 am

WHERE: 475 S. Laureltree Drive, Anaheim Hills
2008 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor Patrick Craft’s...

June 10, 2010

First came the fire, jumping the freeway and moving with
such ferocity that Brian Stanley and his then-4-year-old son didn’t
have time to put on shoes as they ran out of their burning house. 

The looters came next, combing the ashes for jewelry and
valuables, ripping copper piping from the rubble of burned-out homes.

June 10, 2010

As Tropical Storm Ida works its way north, it's a good reminder to
check your homeowners insurance and make sure you have the proper
coverage. After all, you don't want to end up like Daniel Zwerdling and
Barbara Zwerdling-Rothschild.

June 10, 2010

ESCONDIDO — Standing in front of an Escondido home
that rose from the ashes of the 2007 wildfires, California Insurance
Commissioner Steve Poizner said yesterday that the pain of post-fire
recovery and rebuilding has finally ended for most of the victims.

Poizner, who is running for governor, said 99 percent of the 40,000
insurance claims filed...

June 9, 2010

With the news media filled with stories lately about
natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and wildfires, many
consumers may be wondering when to purchase additional insurance to
protect their homes from Mother Nature. My husband and I certainly have
been concerned with the topic since moving to California this year.

Here’s a look at how to determine if...

June 9, 2010

Just one third have rebuilt; one half submitted plans for reconstruction

 

June 9, 2010

Bill Clingan was around when the Loma Prieta earthquake sucker-punched
the Bay Area 20 years ago.

His Walnut Creek home suffered no damage, which is why he feels
comfortable today not having earthquake insurance.

"It's very expensive. Deductibles are high. It's just not worth it,"
said Clingan, a retiree who worked in the chemical marketing industry.
"For...

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