UPC Insurance Extends Deadline for Policyholders’ Repair Contracts Submission

As per UP’s announcement, policyholders have been granted an additional 30 days to submit repair contracts to their insurance companies. The extension applies to policyholders who had an active insurance claim as of February 11, 2021, and whose repairs were delayed due to factors outside their control, such as supply chain and contractor shortages, permitting delays, and other storm-related issues.

This move is a step in the right direction, considering the numerous challenges policyholders have been facing in Texas in the aftermath of the storms. The unprecedented winter storms caused extensive damage to homes and property, leaving many policyholders with a significant financial burden. Policyholders who had filed claims have been struggling to get their homes and property repaired due to a shortage of contractors and construction materials, leading to lengthy delays.

Moreover, policyholders have also been facing significant delays in receiving payments from their insurance companies. These delays have left many homeowners unable to make necessary repairs to their homes, leading to further damage and financial distress.

By extending the deadline for submitting repair contracts, UP is helping to ease the burden on policyholders and ensure that they have enough time to complete the necessary repairs to their homes and property. This move will also give policyholders the time they need to negotiate with contractors and ensure that they are getting the best possible deal.

However, while this extension is a positive step, policyholders should still remain vigilant when dealing with their insurance companies. Insurance claims can be complex, and insurance companies may try to deny or delay payments to policyholders. It is essential for policyholders to keep accurate records of all communication with their insurance companies and to seek legal assistance if necessary.

In conclusion, the extension granted by UP for policyholders affected by the recent winter storms in Texas is a positive step in the right direction. This move will give policyholders extra time to complete the necessary repairs to their homes and property and negotiate with contractors. However, policyholders should remain vigilant when dealing with their insurance companies and seek legal assistance if necessary.

Thomas Elliott

Education: Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York. Pace University, White Plains, New York.
Professional Associations and Memberships: American Bar Association, New York State Bar, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Brooklyn Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

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