November 21, 2017

On this website and through the Roadmap to Recovery program you will find tips, tools and resources relevant to the 2017 North Bay wildfires.  Our main focus is on helping you navigate your insurance claim toward a full, fair and prompt settlement.  We also offer guidance on 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.

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November 15, 2017

 

Workshop Topic: Navigating the "Contents" portion of your claim

United Policyholders is hosting its third Roadmap to Recovery workshop in Santa Rosa for North Bay wildfire survivors in partnership with Jewish Family and Children's Services.  The workshop will start at 6PM and will be right down the street from the Local Assistance Center at 547 Mendocino Ave. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Rosa. 

This workshop will cover navigating the "Contents" portion of your claim including strategies to start your...

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November 6, 2017

Disaster survivor volunteers Jim Pesout (Butte Fire, 2016), Karen Reimus (Cedar Fire 2003), and Roger Abrahim (House fire 2014) staffing UP's table at a Recovery Resource Center

The scale of the devastation from the recent Northern California wildfires is just as mind-boggling as the number of homes, businesses and lives that were impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria just a few months ago.  

All we can do is all we can do.  And thanks to UP's many years of expertise and national network of volunteers partners - we can do ALOT. We are:...

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November 6, 2017

 

Clearing wildfire debris is the responsibility of each individual property owner.  Help is available to get the work done safely, completely and legally.  For your and your neighbor's protection, wildfire debris must be removed from your property and disposed of properly. Items such as retaining walls and foundations that appear intact should be evaluated and tested by a qualified professional.  The extreme heat generated by wildfires generally destroys the structural integrity of these items and though they may appear re-usable, they may not be.

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November 5, 2017

Recent media coverage has spotlighted the handful of insurance companies that offer "private fire protection" to clients who can afford the cost.  AIG was the first on the block and several others have...

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