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Roadmap to Recovery

High Park and Waldo Canyon Wildfire Help

An open letter from one fire survivor to another

UP offers tips and info from previous disaster survivors and from experts on insurance claims, legal matters and the rebuilding/repair process. Here are the insurance claim and recovery help resources that United Policyholders offers to residents of Colorado. 

To find information on specific topics, please visit the Claim Help Library and use our "search" box.  We also offer educational workshops and long term recovery services after natural disasters (subject to funding and community support).  If we are offering educational workshops or events in your area, you will find times, topics and locations below. Upcoming Workshops:

Claim Help Library
Read tips and information on insurance claims, legal matters and the rebuilding/repair process. For additional help resources specific to Colorado, visit the
Colorado State Help page.

Recovery Tools and Resources
If your home or rental has been damaged or destroyed and you would like any of the free tools listed below, e-mail a current mailing address to info@uphelp.org or send in the Roadmap to Recovery Tools Request Form.

•The Disaster Recovery Handbook/Household Inventory Guide:  Since 2006 "The Disaster Recovery Handbook and Household Inventory Guide"  has been a trusted book that's led thousands of people through the process of overcoming obstacles to repairing and rebuilding after a major loss.  The book is written in plain language by disaster survivors for disaster survivors with tips and expert advice from legal, insurance and personal finance professionals.

• The Roadmap to Recovery Organizer Kit: includes the essential tools for staying organized and recovering financially from serious property damage or loss.  Each kit contains a diary/notebook, essential tips and guidance, business card holders, a pouch for receipts and a messenger bag.

 • Home Inventory Flashdrives:  Most disaster survivors must prepare an itemized and detailed inventory list of every single item they lost in order to recover insurance monies and/or claim tax losses.  Creating this inventory is one of the most challenging and time-consuming tasks survivors must complete on the road to recovery.  To ease this burden, UP created a home inventory flash drive that's pre-loaded with helpful content and is easy to use.

Support from Previous Disaster Survivors
Confidential emotional support, insurance and rebuilding tips from previous catastrophic loss victims/survivors through the United Policyholders Disaster Survivor Support Network ("DSSN") For a list of and contact info for available DSSN recovery mentors, please email your request to info@uphelp.org and put "DSSN" in the subject line.

Expert Answers to Your Questions
The ”Ask an Expert” tool is an easy and safe way to ask direct questions to attorneys, claims professionals and previous disaster survivors who serve as UP volunteers and get the answers you need. The expert doesn’t see your contact info, but you can contact them if you want to follow up on their answer. To use the forum, please visit www.uphelp.org/Ask-an-Expert.

Previous Roadmap to Recovery Meetings

Fort Collins Roadmap to Recovery Meeting
High Park and Woodland Heights Fire Survivors

Topic: Healing and Dealing at the 1 Year Anniversary including:Legal Issues (including the "Suit Against Us" clause), Expiration of ALE Benefits and the Social-Emotional Aspect of the Fire Anniversary. 

Date: Monday, April 22nd at 6:30pm
Location: Larimer County Administration Building
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins
Click here for more information
 
 

Roadmap to Recovery Workshop
Waldo Canyon Wildfire Survivors
Critical insurance deadlines and decisions

Topic: Policy deadlines and issues related to time and dollar limits on Contents, Dwelling, Loss of Use, Landscaping and other benefits, plus the "Suit Against Us" clause. 

Date: Tuesday, April 23nd at 6:30pm
Location: Centennial Hall Auditorium
200 S. Cascade Ave.  Colorado Springs
 

Home Inventory Support Workshop
Waldo Canyon Wildfire Survivors

Topic: Personal Property Insurance Claim

Date: Thursday, April 4th at 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Firestation #18
6830 Hadler View, Colorado Springs
(Located behind Walgreens and ENT Credit Union)
 

Fort Collins Roadmap to Recovery Meeting
High Park and Woodland Heights Fire Survivors

Topic: Insurance Claim
Dispute Resolution Mechanisms:  
Negotiation, Mediation, Appraisal & Litigation.  

Date: Tuesday, January 15th @ 6:30pm
Location: Larimer County Administration Building
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Roadmap to Recovery Meeting 
Topic: Mortgage Issues and the Emotional Recovery

Date: Thursday, December 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Larimer County Administration Building
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Roadmap to Recovery Meeting
Topic: The dwelling portion of the claim, 
including understanding ‘Xactimate’ and scopes of loss, 
as well as strategies for combating lowballing.  

Date: Thursday, October 18th, 2012
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: County Administration Building
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Roadmap to Recovery Meeting
Topic: 'Contents Claim,' including strategies for 
completing the inventory, 
the concept of an
inventory waiver and depreciation 

Date: Wednesday, September 26th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: County Administration Building
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Roadmap to Recovery Meeting
Topics: (1) Effective claims communication;
(2) Underinsurance; and,
(3) Colorado-specific Claims Handling Rules. 

Date: Aug. 27, 2012
Location: County Administration Building
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Recovery Orientation Workshop
High Park Fire and Woodland Heights Fire                  

August 2nd, 2012 @ 6:30pm
County Administration Building
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, Colorado

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