August 26, 2013

If your home or business was damaged or destroyed in recent flooding and mudslides, you can access information and tools through United Policyholders' Roadmap to Recovery® program for overcoming challenges with property, flood and auto insurance claims and reaching a fair settlement. Scroll down for key tips and a menu of resources.  

Focus on completely inventorying and valuing all damage and costs to repair or replace your property, regardless of your insurance situation. Key Insurance Claim Tips:

  • Keep a diary of conversations with insurance...
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July 29, 2013

The New York Department of Financial Services has issued a final report on their investigation into unpaid benefits for consumers at life insurance companies.  The report showed that the investigation recovered more than $1.1 billion in unpaid life insurance benefits for consumers nationwide and that life insurance payments have been made to more than 100,000 consumers nationwide. 
In November, I posted a blog entry titled: "Insurance Companies Continue...

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July 17, 2013

Have you ever tried to track down a life insurance policy that was owned by a family member or find out if they had any life insurance?  If so, you know that this can be a challenging task.

Here are some starting points: 

  • Review all insurance polices and important documents - even if looks like a policy may not be current, it is still a good idea to contact the insurance company to double-check.  You will need to be either the executor or have some form of power of attorney to access information.
  • Review any cancelled checks to...
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June 17, 2013
Black Forest Fire Rebuild

United Policyholders is a non-profit organization that is a voice and an information resource for insurance consumers in all 50 states.  We have helped guide disaster survivors on the road to recovery for over twenty years, including Colorado residents impacted by wildfires in 2010 and 2012, 2013 and the recent flooding. 
 

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May 20, 2013

As the painful process of recovery begins for those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed in recent tornadoes, the focus will be on photographing and removing debris, inventorying losses, negotiating insurance payments and grieving.  In the months ahead, impacted residents will have to plow through paperwork and make important financial decisions.  The word most commonly used to describe people's mind set after a natural disaster is "overwhelmed."  While insurance payments can't bring back cherished mementos, they are critically important on the Road to Recovery....

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