January 16, 2016

Being a small non-profit has it's up side:  United Policyholders is dynamic.  We don't have layers of internal bureaucracy that slow us down when we want to respond to a disaster or make improvements  to our programs, publications and tools.  We are constantly enhancing our tips and tools with new information and feedback from our volunteers, experts and the people we help.

During the Roadmap to Recovery workshop I led in Mountain Ranch, California this past week, we were...

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January 13, 2016

UP is hosting a Roadmap to Recovery workshop for Butte Fire survivors on Wednesday, January 13th at 6pm at Mountain Ranch Town Hall.  This workshop will focus on the dwelling portion of your insurance claim and will discuss how to document and value the damage to your home.  There will be a Q...

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January 13, 2016

This week there will be two post-disaster tax workshops for Valley Fire survivors.  Residents whose homes or businesses have been damaged or destroyed in the recent wildfires are encouraged to attend as well as income tax and personal finance professionals.

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December 14, 2015

Your flood adjuster arrives with a few forms for you to fill out.  Typically, you will be asked some questions about when the water entered the building, how long it stayed and that sort of thing.  He/She will also ask to some questions to update your policy.  You may be asked to confirm your current mortgagee (lender) – this is important.  The claims check will be made out to you and your lender.  If it is made out to the wrong lender it will cause an unnecessary delay in receiving claim proceeds.

Cooperate with your adjuster.  In an event setting like...

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December 3, 2015

UP is hosting a Roadmap to Recovery workshop for Valley Fire survivors Thursday, December 3rd at 6pm at Middletown High School. This workshop will cover how to effectively ...

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