Resources for California Lightning Complex Wildfire Survivors

Our hearts go out to California residents who have been caught up in the devastating disruption of the August 2020 Lightning Complex wildfires. 

When an unexpected disaster strikes, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure about where to turn for information. Abacus encourages anyone affected by the fires to visit the United Policyholders (UP) website for an extensive list of resources, insurance tips, and tools to help them on their road to recovery.

Please feel free to reach out to an Abacus advisor for further questions or concerns.

About United Policyholders

United Policyholders (UP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and an effective voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50 states.” 

UP was created to help level the playing field between insurers and insureds. Their Roadmap to Recovery™ program outlined below provides access to free, trustworthy help through the process of returning to a wildfire damaged area, repairing and replacing damaged and destroyed property, and collecting all available insurance funds.

10 Steps on the Roadmap to Recovery

  1. Taking it in and getting started
  2. Arranging temporary housing
  3. Getting organized
  4. Getting debris removed
  5. Being proactive in documenting and valuing your losses
  6. Creating your home inventory and navigating your contents claim
  7. Making financial decisions
  8. Choosing a contractor
  9. Working with your mortgage company
  10. Getting help if/when you need it

Learn more about UP, The Roadmap to Recovery™ program, and additional services by visiting their website

If you are in a position to support UP, please consider donating to help them meet the high demand for their services across the United States.


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