Thank you to our donors during the #giveBIG event sponsored by The San Diego Foundation, we were able to raise $1800 which we will use to help disaster survivors better understand their insurance claim. After our family's loss we were able to almost double our insurance payout because of the information provided by CARe which allowed my mother to continue with her life and retire on schedule. (You can read more about our story in the introduction of CARe's ebook A Survivor's Guide to Insurance available for free download HERE.)
There is not enough thanks in the world I can personally give to CARe for the simple act of teaching. Dollar for dollar it's the best money spent after a disaster. I thank you for helping to support that vision.
As you may know, this last month fires tore through San Diego County with a vengeance leaving hundreds of people in a similar situation as you might have experienced. CARe will be hosting an upcoming recovery meeting and would love to hear what kinds of tips you would share with these new survivors. If you got this via email, just reply to the email. If you're reading this online, submit your tip on the Contact Us page.
If you know anyone that was personally effected by the fires, please forward our information to them and we can connect them to the support community that is starting to rally behind these survivors.
The owners of The Perk Downtown were burned by more than the fire that temporarily closed the coffee house in late January. Don and Kay Heaberlin say they have battled for more than four months with their own and their landlord's insurers over payments for damaged and destroyed equipment, food that had to be thrown out and other costs related to the Jan. 24 fire.
Of the 498 homes destroyed in the Black Forest Fire, 198 have rebuilding permits as of the end of May 2014. At almost a year since the devastating fire, the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department said these numbers are a positive sign, even if the rebuilding process isn't as quick as some people would hope.
More than 100 Santa Clarita Valley residents and businesses joined together in a lawsuit likely to seek at least $20 million from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over the Powerhouse Fire, an attorney said Tuesday.
Although classic movie monster Godzilla has been crushing cities (specifically, Tokyo and Manhattan) since 1954, his latest incarnation in this spring’s hit movie has shed new light on the damage wreaked by the old lizard—this time on San Francisco.
May 20, 2014, marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly tornado outbreak in Moore, Oklahoma, which contributed to the state’s designation as the site of the costliest U.S. natural disasters in 2013, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).
The recent plague of wildfires in Southern California and in neighboring states seems to have more people checking on their homeowners policies – and more people concerned about the threat of wildfires may be taking some mitigation steps insurers have been harping on for so long.
Before we had to deal with this directly I had never heard of Policy Reformation and the insurance company certainly didn't tell us anything about it until we learned about it from CARe. Here's a blog post series that talks about that very subject.
"Contracts I, first semester, first year of law school, teaches contract reformation. My professor, Cleveland Ferguson, III, lectured on this topic and I remember it well. This basic principle of contract law is tested on the multi-state bar examination but policyholders may not know of this common remedy for property insurance contract changes."
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. states plagued by historic drought are bracing for an early wildfire season with a cost that may rise as high as $1.8 billion, or almost $500,000 more than what’s available to control the blazes.
When Thomas Jeffery visits states like California, he likes to take some time out to drive around and take a hard look at the conditions and the landscape. As a scientist, Jeffery feels this helps put first-person observations into his numerical assessments of risk so that when he studies and talks about wildfires he can do so with more authority and confidence.
Appreciate this and every moment, no matter how imperfect, for this moment is your life. When you reject this moment, you reject your life. You don't have to settle for this moment, you are free to steer a different course, but for now, this moment is yours, so be mindful to make the most of it.
I can't thank you and the fire survivors group enough for what you provided me as well as countless others in this process. What I learned from you gave me the confidence to move forward. Especially with the insurance company. Knowing what to expect and how to build my case made me comfortable enough to proceed without waiting to see how insurance shook out.