by United Policyholders

In this section you will find tips, tools and resources for recovering from a partial or total wildfire loss. Our main focus is on helping you navigate your insurance claim toward a full, fair and prompt settlement, but we also offer guidance on emotional recovery, debris removal, temporary living arrangements, government aid, construction issues, hiring professional help, and deciding how and if you will repair, rebuild or buy a replacement home.

In addition to what you'll find here, you can use the search box and watch videos of Roadmap to Recovery™ post-disaster workshops.  If you're insured with CSAA, Farmers, Hartford, State Farm or USAA, you're entitled to a 4 month cash advance on ALE benefits and 25% of your contents coverage ASAP under a special agreement.  If your insurer is on that list, you should still ask for these advances.

PLEASE NOTE:  UP is a non-profit that does not charge for services.  If someone tells you they are with our organization and you can hire them for a fee, they are NOT.  You may see flyers for informational meetings about your insurance claim.  If they don't have our logo, chances are they're for profit.

Valley Fire - 1 Year Recovery Survey 

Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey.  The purpose is to gather information at the one year anniversary of the Valley Fire on insurance and recovery, progress and problems. The data collected through this survey will help identify insurance issues and help non-profit organizations and local officials that are serving you and your community during the long term recovery. Your identity will be kept confidential when the survey results are analyzed.

Take the Survey!

 

 


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Here are some items to get you started putting one foot in front of the other on the road to recovery:

To view our full menu of resources or for more information on this program, visit the Roadmap to Recovery page. 

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Previous Roadmap to Recovery Workshops:

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 

Valley Fire - Cobb, CA
Little Red School House
15780 Bottle Rock Rd., Cobb

Workshop Topic: Deadlines and Decisions; Healing and Dealing at the one-year anniversary


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 

Butte Fire - Mountain Ranch

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 6pm
Mountain Ranch Town Hall
8049 Washington Street, Mountain Ranch

Workshop Topic: Deadlines and Decisions; Healing and Dealing at the one-year anniversary

 


Butte Fire - Mountain Ranch

Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 6pm
Mountain Ranch Town Hall
8049 Washington Street, Mountain Ranch

Workshop Topic: Post-Disaster Income Tax Issues. 
Underinsurance was also discussed.

 


Valley Fire - Middletown, CA

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Middletown High School Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria
15826 Wardlaw St., Middletown

Workshop Topic: Tips for resolving claim disputes, including negotition,
mediation, appraisal and litigation.

*If you were unable to attend this workshop, you can watch this workshop online.*


Valley Fire - Middletown, CA

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Middletown High School Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria
15826 Wardlaw St., Middletown

Workshop Topic: Tips for settling the contents portion of your claim.  
Strategies for completing your home inventory and understanding depreciation

 


Valley Fire - Middletown and Lakeport

Wednesday, January 13th, 6pm
Twin Pines Casino Event Center

22223 CA 29, Middletown

 

 

Thursday, January 14th, 6pm
Lakeport City Hall Council Chambers

225 Park Street, Lakeport

Topic: Post-Disaster Income Tax Workshop


Butte Fire - Mountain Ranch

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 6pm
Mountain Ranch Town Hall
8049 Washington Street, Mountain Ranch

Workshop Topic: Tips for settling the dwelling portion of your claim  

 

 

Valley Fire - Middletown, CA

Thursday, December 3rd at 6pm
Middletown High School Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria
15826 Wardlaw St., Middletown

Workshop Topic: Underinsurance and Effective Claims Communication

* If you were unable to attend this workshop, you can watch this workshop online*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Butte Fire - Mountain Ranch, CA

Friday, November 20th at 6pm
Mountain Ranch Town Hall
8049 Washington Street, Mountain Ranch

Workshop Topic: Tips for settling the contents portion of your claim.  
Strategies for completing your home inventory and understanding depreciation

 


Valley Fire - Middletown, CA

Tuesday, November 10th at 6pm
Middletown High School Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria
15826 Wardlaw St., Middletown

Workshop Topic: Tips for settling the dwelling portion of your claim  
 


Butte Fire - Wednesday, October 14th, 6pm

Mountain Ranch Town Hall
8049 Washington Street
Mountain Ranch, CA

Workshop Topic: First steps after a wildfire and insurance recovery orientation


Valley Fire - Thursday, October 8th, 6pm

Middletown High School
Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria
15846 Wardlaw St., Middletown

Workshop Topic: First steps after a wildfire and insurance recovery orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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