March 28, 2016

FORBES - After the terrorist bombings in Brussels last week, over 200 flights going to or through the affected airport were canceled, disrupting travel for thousands. The airport remained closed down through Friday. Some of the airlines with itineraries to Brussels issued refunds to their customers. However, if individuals had other trips or hotel stays that depended on this leg of their...

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March 25, 2016

US News and World Report - Four ways to help fund the removal of toxins from your home.

Discovering toxins in your home is often terrifying – it's not just lowering the value of your home, but it's also potentially causing long-lasting health problems.

While remediation or mitigation of the issue is often a necessary step upon discovery, that is sometimes easier said than done....

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March 14, 2016

When it comes to insurance, we all look for ways to save money. One of the easiest and most common ways to save is by bundling auto and home insurance with one company.

Insurance companies typically offer discounts in exchange for carrying more than one type of insurance with them. In addition to auto and home insurance, some companies offer discounts for bundling renters, condo, life,...

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March 7, 2016

USA Today - It’s your “good neighbor.” It’s “on your side.” But after a car accident, some drivers fear their insurance company won’t be such a pal.

“Hopefully, your insurer will step up,” says Amy Bach, executive director of consumer advocacy group United Policyholders. “But auto claims...

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February 26, 2016

United Policyholders, a San Francisco-based nonprofit agency that assists insurance holders after disasters, will host a workshop offering tax tips for Butte Fire victims at 6 p.m. Friday in the Mountain Ranch Community Club, 8049 Washington St., Mountain Ranch.

United Policyholders Executive Director Amy Bach said the workshop is open to the general public and provides information that...

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January 27, 2016

Many Jersey Shore residents had to mop up from flooding after the weekend blizzard --  despite what Gov. Chris Christie initially said -- and experts offer these five tips to residents and business owners looking to maximize their flood insurance claims.

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January 27, 2016

Atlantic Coast residents digging out from last weekend’s blizzard may be relieved to know that a standard homeowner’s insurance policy covers most types of damage caused by...

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January 14, 2016

An expert on wildfire insurance claims Wednesday night told a small group of property owners who lost buildings in the Butte Fire not to be in a hurry to settle with their insurance carriers.

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January 14, 2016

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recently named 35 consumer liaison representatives for 2016.

The 20 funded and 15 unfunded consumer representatives began their terms Jan. 1, 2016.  Funded representatives receive travel expense reimbursement from the NAIC; unfunded representatives pay their own expenses.

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January 12, 2016

LA Times - For the last several months, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have sounded a lot more like salesmen than bureaucrats. And their sales pitch for flood insurance — which harps on the dangers of El Niño while espousing the benefits of protecting your property — has largely worked.

Last week, as long-awaited rains arrived in California, FEMA announced a...

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