September 6, 2017
Sure, you have homeowners insurance, but there's a good chance you don't have enough. CoreLogic says 1 in 4 homes are underinsured by at least 20 percent.
 
With the average home price up more than 30 percent over the past five years, cruising Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com is likely to set off soothing homeowner net-worth endorphins.
 
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September 2, 2017
Larry Blair of San Mateo buys flood insurance only because his lender requires it, and for years he thought his only option was the National Flood Insurance Program.
 
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August 30, 2017
If the aftermath of past hurricanes is any indication, many Texas homeowners will have to do battle with their insurance companies when Harvey finally runs out of wind and water.
 
"Prepare to push for a fair and full insurance settlement," said Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders, which represents consumers. "We've seen too many disasters in...
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August 30, 2017

Once again, a storm has devastated a region and broken records. Hurricane Harvey dropped so much rain on Texas, the National Weather Service had to add new colors to its map graphics. Where will the money come from to repair the damage?

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August 29, 2017

Seeing Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas has left some people wondering if they have adequate home insurance. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, the answer is no, and that can end up costing thousands of out-of-pocket dollars if disaster strikes.

Mistake No. 1: Considering only cost, not value

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August 25, 2017

United Policyholders Offers Texans Free Home Inventory App, Provides Guidance to Residents for Before and After the Storm

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August 18, 2017
 
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chair of the Sandy Task Force and a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee that oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (N.J.-06), traveled today to Union Beach--a community on Raritan Bay devastated by Superstorm Sandy--to lay out proposed sweeping reforms to address the waste, abuse...
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August 10, 2017
 
The State Supreme Court Wednesday ended a long legal battle between a Richmond homeowner and her homeowner insurance company when the court refused to consider the insurance industry's petition to overturn a lower court's precedent setting decision that insurers must pay to repair a home even if repair costs exceed the home's market value. 
 
August 10, 2017

Insured homeowners in California whose homes have been badly damaged, but not destroyed, are entitled to coverage for the cost of repairing them, even if that cost far exceeds the property’s market value, under a ruling that has now become final.

The state Supreme Court unanimously denied review Wednesday of an insurance association’s appeal from a lower-court decision favoring a...

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August 8, 2017

Wells Fargo is in the hot seat again.

The jumbo bank, which is still recovering from a massive fake account scandal that broke less...

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