July, 2013 Group vex: Is one enough?
If you depend on your earned income and want to build yourself a safety net, you can buy long term disability (LTD) insurance that will replace that income if you become ill or injured and unable to...Read more
June, 2013 Too Darn Hot
In most areas of the U.S. right now, it's just too darn hot. If you're in the scary position of having to evacuate due to a nearby wildfire, but lucky enough to come home to a house still standing,...Read more
Smoke and Extreme Heat
May, 2013 Unsettling
It turns out the meaning of "settled" in the context of an insurance claim depends on who's using it. 6 months after Superstorm Sandy, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), a national...Read more
April, 2013 Healthy Choices
The Health Insurance Marketplace that will kick in soon will give you new options. They will depend on what your current coverage, employment status and medical needs are, and whether your state is...Read more
March, 2013 Bucks for the bang
It is much easier to save money on your car insurance than your home insurance. Insurers compete hard for auto customers. That's because it's easier for them to make a profit and the risks are much...Read more
February, 2013 Tap in...
People who've negotiated their way through an insurance claim can be an excellent source of success strategies. Many members of UP's staff and volunteer corps fit that bill. If you find yourself...Read more
January, 2013 Go Long?
We all want to be well cared for and comfortable in our old age without being a financial burden to our loved ones. Long Term Care insurance can make those wishes come true. But...if you have a LTC...Read more
Long Term Care
December, 2012 Deck the halls with unclaimed property?
Life insurers are continuing to reach settlements with various states after they were caught failing to pay death benefits despite having reason to know their policyholders had died. Under the...Read more
November, 2012 Speaking UP Pays
In "Sandy Victims Cry Foul Over Insurance" a recent piece that included Executive Director Amy Bach, CNN reporter Deborah Feyerick captured the bad and good news. The bad news is the fear and...Read more
October, 2012 Coverage drying up? UP water alert
As a downpour drenched but did not deter our Giants this week and we watched the East Coast brace for Frankenstorm, it reminded me that it is time to remind our readers that there are now big...Read more