March, 2019 Your assets - Your flood risk?
After insurers began excluding coverage for flood damage in the 1960's, most people's homes became unprotected for that risk. The federal government and the lending and insurance industries created...Read more
October, 2018 Trick or treat...what's in yours?
Make sure your policy has more treats than tricks! The only thing scarier than how devastating the last year has been with wildfires, lava, flooding and hurricanes is language we've been finding...Read more
Smoke and Extreme Heat, Homeowners
July, 2018 Mind the gap - Fill the holes
Any time the topic of insurance catches your attention is a good time to check on yours. Exclusions and high deductibles cause major protection gaps. Once again a UP R2R survey documented that 2/3 of...Read more
April, 2018 The Results Are In...
The bad news: Inadequate insurance and loss valuation disputes are slowing recovery from the devastating 2017 wildfires in Northern CA, according to UP's most recent Roadmap to Recovery survey . A...Read more
March, 2018 Climate insurance wild card
UP's Andrew Cattell with Former Vice President Al Gore at the home of Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor who are supporting our wildfire recovery work in the North Bay, CA. Wondering what you can do to keep...Read more
February, 2018 A Super Search Box
Need to know what exclusions to avoid when buying Directors and Officers insurance for your company? Looking for a good argument to get your insurance company to cover the cost of "matching" (...Read more
December, 2017 People Power
Helping people get a fair deal from their insurance company is the heart of United Policyholders' mission. Our tips and tools include strategies for getting insurers to pay benefits quickly and be...Read more
November, 2017 Holes in your safety net?
UP has been in the news lately working hard to help Americans focus on the dry but important topic of properly insuring assets. Victims of devastating hurricanes and wildfires in Puerto Rico, Florida...Read more
October, 2017 "Total Control" Tip of the Month, October, 2017
An insurance company's decision whether to classify your severely damaged car as fixable or a total loss has big dollar significance to you, the policyholder. You can influence that decision with...Read more
August, 2017 Loaded for Bare: Policyholders Beware...
By Amy Bach, as originally posted on Once again, a storm has devastated a region and broken records. Hurricane Harvey dropped so much rain on Texas, the National Weather Service had to...Read more