January 10, 2011

Karen Reimus bought her Southern California home just four months before the flames from the massive Cedar Fire consumed it in 2003.

Reimus and her husband, both lawyers, had been careful to choose a good insurance policy, one they believed would cover the full cost of replacing their home. So the couple was surprised to find themselves underinsured when their new home was reduced to...

January 10, 2011

 

One company offers policies covering the pipes that bring water to homes for $4.95 a month, but the exclusions are so broad that homeowners could be stuck with the bill for just about all repairs.

Thousands of California homeowners recently received official-looking letters from a company called Home Emergency Insurance Solutions informing them that they face the prospect...

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January 5, 2011
When dogs bite people, insurers often pay. But what happens when bed bugs bite?
Bed-bug infestations in the United States have multiplied at an alarming rate in recent years.
A recent survey of almost 1,000 pest exterminators found that 95% of the firms had dealt with a bed-bug infestation in the past year. That was up from 25% of firms in surveys conducted before 2000...
January 3, 2011

Some residents who lost
their homes in the Fourmile Canyon fire are telling horror stories about
trying to get their insurance companies to reimburse them for the full
cost of their belongings and rebuilding their homes.

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...