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Free insurance workshop next week for Black Forest residents

Published: July 3, 2013, 4:14 pm, by Ryan Handy

El Paso County will host free insurance help workshop next week lead by United Policyholders, a non-profit insurance advocacy group that has given workshops to victims of the Waldo Canyon, High Park and Four Mile Canyon fires.

The workshop will be on July 8, and starts at 6 p.m. at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 8292 Woodmen Valley View in Colorado Springs. The workshop is titled “Roadmap to Recovery,” and no commercial solicitations will be allowed, according to a news release from El Paso County. Those who attend the workshop will get free organizers, handbooks and flash drives to help them organize their insurance documents.

Steve Price, a Mountain Shadows resident who lost his home in the Waldo Canyon fire, will also share tips for putting together an inventory of lost contents as well as tips for rebuilding decisions. Amy Bach, co-founder of United Policyholders, will go over some insurance basics, including what to expect during the claims process, common problems and how to avoid them, and where to look for advice and help. For more information about United Policyholders, visit www.uphelp.org/BlackForestFire.