October, 2015 El Niño El Uh Oh
East Coasters and Mexican citizens breathed sighs of relief at Joaquin and Patricia's relatively moderate impact, but West Coast residents continue to brace for predicted heavy El Niño rains this...Read more
September, 2015 Paying more than just attention
Our recent conversations with wildfire evacuees and people who've just lost everything inspired us to restate: Recovering from a loss without (any or enough) insurance is a very bleak prospect. If a...Read more
Flood, Homeowners, Renters
July, 2015 Guess who's turning 50?
Medicare, the program that remains essential for many American's health and lifestyles, turns 50 this month. On the positive side, pressure is mounting to amend the absurd rule that prevents the...Read more
June, 2015 Ruff and Ready?
Pet Insurance Check UP As treatment options for sick and injured animals improve, and new (expensive) medications and procedures can extend your pet's healthy life, you may want to give pet insurance...Read more
May, 2015 Shop so you don't drop (more $ than you should)
The quality of your insurance really does matter, but figuring out which policy will give you more protection is tricky. UP can guide you on what to look for and avoid, but getting the real scoop and...Read more
April, 2015 Roadmap to Preparedness UPdate
THRIVE-ing after a flood After a winter storm caused severe flooding south of San Francisco, UP answered evacuees' insurance questions at a temporary shelter and help center in San Mateo, California...Read more
Flood, Homeowners
March, 2015 Home Warranties: Thanks and no thanks
If you're buying a home and a realtor or the seller gifts you a home warranty plan, you can say, "thank you very much." If it's one of the better plans, it can save you hassles and money on minor...Read more
February, 2015 TOTALly worth the effort
If your car is damaged in an accident to the point where repairs would cost more than the car is worth - it's a "total loss." Your, or the other driver's insurance company, is supposed to offer you...Read more
January, 2015 Small words big difference
Most people buy life insurance as soon as they have kids. Far fewer shell out for a disability policy, even people whose income keeps a roof over their family's head and food in their bellies. To...Read more
December, 2014 Smart Insurance Math
With the exception of a health insurance policy, where a high deductible can give you pain in the pocketbook all year long, raising the deductible in your home, car, business, or renter's policy is...Read more