September 19, 2017

As homeowners affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma file insurance claims, many will find out that the level of protection they have when there are problems dealing with their insurance companies depends on the state where their damaged home is located.

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September 19, 2017
A nonprofit policyholder advocacy group on Monday urged the full Ninth Circuit to ax a panel's decision that the Los Angeles Lakers aren't covered for class allegations that the team sent unwanted text messages to fans in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, saying the ruling flouts basic insurance law principles.
 
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September 7, 2017
Imagine losing everything in a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, then having to list all of your possessions to file an insurance claim — every plate, holiday decoration and piece of clothing for starters.
 
Without a home inventory, this would be the toughest memory test you'd ever face, and forgotten items could cost you in the form of a lower insurance payout....
September 7, 2017

Harvey and Irma could trigger requirement that homeowners pay percentage of insured value of property. Tens of thousands of homeowners hit by Hurricane Harvey may soon find out they are on the hook for extra payments under their insurance policies, and that number could rise into the millions if Hurricane Irma sweeps through Florida.

The storms are expected to trigger widespread use of...

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September 6, 2017
Sure, you have homeowners insurance, but there's a good chance you don't have enough. CoreLogic says 1 in 4 homes are underinsured by at least 20 percent.
 
With the average home price up more than 30 percent over the past five years, cruising Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com is likely to set off soothing homeowner net-worth endorphins.
 
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September 6, 2017
Larry Blair of San Mateo buys flood insurance only because his lender requires it, and for years he thought his only option was the National Flood Insurance Program.
 
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August 30, 2017
If the aftermath of past hurricanes is any indication, many Texas homeowners will have to do battle with their insurance companies when Harvey finally runs out of wind and water.
 
"Prepare to push for a fair and full insurance settlement," said Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders, which represents consumers. "We've seen too many disasters in...
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August 25, 2017

United Policyholders Offers Texans Free Home Inventory App, Provides Guidance to Residents for Before and After the Storm

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August 18, 2017
 
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chair of the Sandy Task Force and a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee that oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (N.J.-06), traveled today to Union Beach--a community on Raritan Bay devastated by Superstorm Sandy--to lay out proposed sweeping reforms to address the waste, abuse...
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