June 22, 2017

As the painful process of recovery begins for those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by tornadoes, storms, or flooding in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Texas the focus will be on photographing and removing debris, inventorying losses, negotiating insurance payments and grieving.  

In the months ahead, impacted residents will have to plow through paperwork and make important financial decisions.  The word most commonly used to describe people's mind set after a natural disaster is "overwhelmed."  While...

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June 1, 2017


The fourth installment of Catch UP was a success! 

Catch UP on how to successfully mediate insurance cases.  Registration fees support our non-profit's important work empowering the insured.  A recording of the webinar is available for purchase at www....

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April 25, 2017

In an a recent order, Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Travelers' California home insurance policies contain an unlawful notice provision related to smoke damage. Travelers is one of a handful of insurance companies that have begun to include limitations to coverage for smoke damage in their homeowner's policies. The Travelers policy at...

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March 16, 2017

Reforming and/or re-authorizing the ​National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has moved front and center in our nation's Capitol in the past month, and was mentioned prominently in the budget proposal recently issued by the White House. The NFIP is basically a privatized government program created by Congress through which insurance companies and vendors get paid to sell flood insurance and process claims in coordination with a small staff of public...

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March 16, 2017

Catch UP on how to use the appraisal process to settle an insurance dispute from the comfort of your home or office.  Lawyers can earn continuing ed credit for registering for the webinar.  And best of all, your registration fee supports our non-profit's important work empowering the insured.  A recording of the webinar will be available for purchase after the event at www.uphelp.org/catchup.

The one-hour long segment of Catch UP, slated for March 21, 2017, features UP Executive Director Amy Bach in...

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