In my personal experience as a member of the Weed Long Term Recovery Group from the Boles Fire, the workshop by United Policyholders was one of the most informative and helpful resources we came across in recovery.
UP Sponsors are professionals that support United Policyholders' mission and offer services to individual and business policyholders.
Licensed to practice law and represent individuals and businesses in legal matters. Regulated by State Bar Associations and subject to rules of professional conduct that vary from state to state.
Professionals who represent individuals and businesses in matters relating to the valuation, adjustment and settlement of insurance claims. Licensing, bonding and professional conduct rules vary state to state. All UP public adjuster sponsors are members of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters.
Cleaning and Packout Services:
Professionals who specialize in cleaning up property damage and restoring property to pre-loss condition. Licensing and professional conduct rules vary state to state.
Construction (Repair/Rebuild Contractors):
Professionals who repair and/or replace damaged and destroyed property. Generally regulated by Contractor’s State Licensing Boards, licensing, bonding and professional conduct rules vary state to state.
Loss Estimators and Appraisers:
Professionals who specialize in preparing scopes of loss and/or determining the extent, nature and amount of property damage, appropriate repair methods and calculating the cost of repairing and replacing damaged or destroyed property. Licensing and professional conduct rules vary state to state.
Financial / Wealth Advisors:
Finance experts with varying types of professional qualifications and certifications. Includes Certified Financial Planners, Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents and Registered Investment Advisors. Licensing, bonding and professional conduct rules vary state to state.
Home Improvement / Mitigation:
Retrofit or mitigation products that "harden your home" and may qualify you for a discount on your insurance.
Insurance brokers who represents multiple insurance companies, not just a single one. Licensing, bonding and professional conduct rules vary state to state.
Licensed, experienced Certified Industrial Hygenists evaluate hidden damage, test air quality and estimate the cost of repairs.
Personal Property/Contents Inventory Help:
Professionals who represent insureds in claim related matters specifically related to personal property/contents, including inventory preparation, valuation, depreciation and replacement cost calculations. Licensing and professional conduct rules vary state to state.
Real Estate Professionals:
Licenced Real Estate Agents who represent buyers or sellers in real estate transactions.
Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or Enrolled Agents (EA) that has worked with disaster survivors in the past.