R2R Meeting 7 pdf


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January 31, 2008

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R2R Meeting 7 pdf

  1. 1. Wildfire Roadmap to Recovery: Wildfire Roadmap to Recovery: Meeting #7, January 31, 2008 Meeting #7, January 31, 2008 Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church Public Officials: Helping You On The Road To Public Officials: Helping You On The Road To Recovery Recovery www.unitedpolicyholders.org
  2. 2. Fine print: The information provided in this program is intended for general educational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice. The speakers at today’s program are volunteering their time as educators. Neither United Policyholders nor the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church endorse or warrant the message or services of any volunteer speakers.
  3. 3. Mark Your Calendars… Next Roadmap to Recovery Meeting is Thursday, 2/21 at 7 pm Topic: Tax Implications of the 2007 Firestorm Income Tax Issues: Tracy Bolton, CPA Property Tax Issues: Jeff Olson, San Diego County Assessor’s Office Future Meeting Dates: 3/13, 3/27, 4/17, 5/1
  4. 4. Public Officials Are A Valuable Resource When Navigating a Catastrophic Loss Insurance Claim They can provide important information For example: City of San Diego: Info. on debris removal, erosion control, variances, permits and other issues CDI: Helpline available at 1(800)927-4357 They can put pressure on the insurance industry CDI, State legislators, National legislators
  5. 5. Post-2003 Wildfires: Enactment of the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights”…a look back After the ’03 Wildfires, survivors from San Diego and San Bernardino “citizen lobbied” in Sacramento for legislative change The legislative changes implemented in 2004 provided BOTH: Current Help to ’03 Fire Survivors: Extension of the CDI Mediation Program to Wildfire Loss Cases, AND Help to Future Disaster Survivors: Extension of ALE Benefits, Extension of Time to Rebuild/Replace and Policy Renewal Assurances
  6. 6. THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS! As a group…the 2007 Firestorm Survivors…you have CLOUT! You have every right to ask your elected officials any or all of the following: TO HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEMS YOU ARE NOW FACING; TO FIX THESE PROBLEMS FOR THE FUTURE; TO ASK WHY THESE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST AFTER 2003, (e.g., How did THEY vote on homeowner’s insurance reform measures in 2004 and 2005?)
  7. 7. Our heartfelt thanks to: The Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church All our UP Mentors and Sponsors The speakers at tonight’s meeting
  8. 8. TONIGHT’S SPEAKERS Brian Maienschein, Councilmember for District 5, City of San Diego Tony Cignarale, Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Services, California Department of Insurance
  9. 9. http://genesis.sannet.gov/infospc/templates/cd5/index.jsp
  10. 10. Meet Tony Cignarale Deputy Commisioner, State Dept of Insurance http://www.insurance.ca.gov/consumer-alerts/index.cfm
  11. 11. Break Out Sessions for Fire Survivors Open to 9:30 pm: Firm Stop time Upstairs: State Farm : Dormer West Farmers : Skylight West Allstate : Upper Courtside East Other Companies: Sanctuary