“United Policyholders is a 501(c)(3) with unique expertise in insurance recovery and financial preparedness and a teaching team that has proven valuable to our citizens.”
Here you will find first steps after a fire and tips, tools and resources for recovering from a partial or total wildfire loss. Our main focus is on helping you navigate your insurance claim toward a full, fair and prompt settlement, but we also offer guidance on emotional recovery, debris removal, temporary living arrangements, government aid, construction issues, hiring professional help, and deciding how and if you will repair, rebuild or buy a replacement home.
If you are told to evacuate immediately, do so. If you think you may have to evacuate, we suggest the following ASAP:
1) Document your home and "stuff". If you do not have a home inventory, create one before you evacuate. Take pictures or a video of each room and the exterior of your house to document your property. If you have the time, open closets and drawers. Build as much of an inventory as time permits including furnishings, artwork, jewelry, appliances, electronics, collections and special...Read More
Placer and Mariposa County Officials John McEldowney and Rosemarie Smallcombe have been coordinating with United Policyholders to help their residents keep and maintain quality insurance on their homes. Pictured here UP Executive Director Amy Bach before a Spring, 2017 meeting of the Insurance Subgroup of CA Governor Brown's Tree Mortality Task Force in Sacramento.
United Policyholders launched a Wildfire Mitigation and Insurance Project in California in 2016 to help...Read More
If your home or business has been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, United Policyholders' Roadmap to Recovery® program will help guide you in valuing and documenting your loss, understanding insurance rules, settling your insurance claims fairly and finding qualified professional, charitable and government help.
The ...Read More