2020 Colorado Wildfires – Insurance and Recovery Help

GRANTS AND LOANS AVAILABLE TO COLORADO WILDFIRE VICTIMS. Governor Polis has signed a bill to provide financial relief to wildfire survivors. The Disaster Resilience Rebuilding Program (DRR) aims to help close gaps from other funds offered for the rebuilding of owner-occupied homes affected by natural disasters across the state. Applicants may apply for grants and loans up to $50,000 depending on different qualifying factors. DRR hopes to support rebuilding safer, energy efficient structures that can better withstand any future natural disasters. The program will provide funds for fire resistant building materials to better protect communities in the future. The application and eligibility information will be available in August or early September 2022.

 

The Cameron Peak, Calwood, Lefthand Canyon, and East Troublesome Fires have affected many Colorado residents.  Through our Roadmap to Recovery program you can access free, trustworthy help navigating the process of returning to a wildfire damaged area, repairing and replacing damaged and destroyed property, and collecting all available insurance funds.

If your property is damaged or destroyed, our guidance will help you get started on the road to recovery, make good decisions and keep moving forward.  United Policyholders is non-profit and has expertise based on nearly three decades of assisting in communities hit by wildfires.  Our staff, disaster veteran and professional volunteers and our partnerships with public, private and non-profit partners will help lighten your load.  We’re rooting for you and here to help.  No strings attached.

We encourage you to take advantage of wildfire recovery help that is available through the Colorado Division of Insurance.  They have issued comprehensive guidance for those impacted by the fires – click here to access those resources. We will post relevant Bulletins from the Colorado Division of Insurance at the bottom of this page.

The following are selected items from the extensive library of resources we offer.  Through our Roadmap to Recovery program you can access tips, tools and the straight scoop on insurance, clean up, contractors, lawyers, adjusters, avoiding ripoffs and mistakes, your legal rights and emotional support from people who genuinely care about helping you navigate successfully.

New Bulletin B-5.42 Concerning Extension of Policyholder Benefits in the Event of a Catastrophic Disaster, issued by the Colorado Division of Regulatory Agencies. This bulletin asks insurers to consider adverse circumstances beyond the insured’s control and extend policyholder benefits beyond those afforded in an individual policy.

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Eyes tired from reading?  Watch our FIRST STEPS AFTER A WILDFIRE video here.

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