August 30, 2016
Recovery continues for folks impacted by the Cold Springs fire last month, which destroyed eight properties and led to evacuations of nearly 2000 others in the Nederland area. With the six year anniversary of the Fourmile Canyon fire on the horizon in September, experts from that fire reflect on insurance claims and lessons learned that provide insight to those impacted by wildfires this...
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August 27, 2016

If the Federal Emergency Management Agency dealt itself a black eye with the poor job it did responding to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the horror stories that came out of the flood insurance claims process after Superstorm Sandy gave the agency another nasty shiner seven years later.

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August 24, 2016
Victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana and wildfires in California should all do one thing: Document the damage to their property.
 
August 23, 2016
Earthquakes are one of the natural disasters that are not typically covered under conventional homeowners insurance policies. And while many people think that Californians are the only ones who need to worry about earthquake insurance, the reality is that earthquake risk is far more widespread than that, says Michael T. McRaith, chairman of the Property and Casualty Committee of the...
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August 22, 2016

Community rebuilding efforts underway include an assistance center in Lower Lake and a public meeting on Wednesday.

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August 19, 2016
Losing a loved-one can be devastating.  The situation can be even more devastating when the future that was supposed to be secured by a life insurance policy is denied.  It doesn’t make sense. The policy was purchased by your loved-one so they could ensure you were provided for in the event of their untimely death.  Now, they’re gone and the insurance company is refusing to honor the...
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August 18, 2016
Some Southern California residents have seen their insurance rates skyrocket as a result of wildfires. The latest round of fires is fueling concerns that rates may eventually be boosted again.
 
Scores of Southern California residents living in or near the path of the latest wildfires have suffered damage to their homes — or barely avoided it.
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July 29, 2016

As of midday Friday, the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County had destroyed at least 41 homes and put at least 2,000 homes and other buildings at risk. Meanwhile, the Sand Fire, which has burned more than 38,800 acres in the Santa...

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July 28, 2016

This August, two of the country's biggest insurance companies, MetLife (MET) and Unum (UNM), will be front and center before the Florida insurance commissioner. They'll have to explain why they're asking some of their 70,000 policyholders for double the amount...

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July 25, 2016

COBB, Calif. – The “Roadmap to Recovery” workshop to discuss “healing and dealing” at the one-year anniversary of the Valley fire will be presented Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The workshop will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 15780 Bottle Rock Road, Cobb.

The workshop is presented by United Policyholders, a nonprofit organization that helps disaster...

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