June 18, 2010

Dealing with an insurance company is never on anyone's list of favorite
things to do, but you'll be more successful if you know how to make your
case when filing a claim.

That includes what not to say to your insurance company.

Charles Thomas still isn't sure which was worse - the fire that broke
out on the deck of his home two years ago, or trying to get his...

June 14, 2010

I am not much of a fan of "could it happen here" stories, but the earthquake in Haiti does remind us that much of the United States, in fact much of the world, lives along fault zones. In the last 110 years, quakes have shaken the ground in 39 states. Ninety percent of Americans live in potential quake zones.

Geologists now believe that major quakes anywhere could weaken faults...

June 14, 2010

When Jen Freeland and her husband bought their house in Chattanooga, Tenn., they purchased a homeowners policy with an annual premium of $680. Two years later, the bill jumped to nearly double that.

"We've never had a claim on our homeowners insurance and we'd like to keep it that way," Freeland says. "But our premium kept climbing."

In 2008, their policy hit nearly $1,000 and...

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June 10, 2010

Scratching your head about what to get those on your gift list this
year? You may want to consider something practical like a gift
certificate for groceries or a prepaid calling card.

June 10, 2010

When Jen Freeland and her husband bought their house in
Chattanooga, Tenn., they purchased a homeowners policy with an annual
premium of $680. Two years later, the bill jumped to nearly double that.

"We've never had a claim on our homeowners insurance and we'd like to
keep it that way," Freeland says. "But our premium kept climbing."

In 2008, their policy hit...

June 10, 2010

“TWICE BURNED”
Press Conference Speakers:
Karen Reimus, ’03 Cedar Fire Survivor and Outreach Coordinator for United
Policyholders, a nonprofit organization
Patrick Craft, ’08 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor – Anaheim Hills
Karla Rinskopf, ’08 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor – Yorba Linda
Edward Pajarito, ’08 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor – Anaheim Hills
Don Waugh...

June 10, 2010

“TWICE BURNED”

WHAT: 2008 Freeway Complex Fire Survivors from Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills hold press
conference as they face one-year fire anniversary to discuss insurance obstacles to rebuilding
and call for action

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:00 am

WHERE: 475 S. Laureltree Drive, Anaheim Hills
2008 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor Patrick Craft’s...

June 10, 2010

First came the fire, jumping the freeway and moving with
such ferocity that Brian Stanley and his then-4-year-old son didn’t
have time to put on shoes as they ran out of their burning house. 

The looters came next, combing the ashes for jewelry and
valuables, ripping copper piping from the rubble of burned-out homes.