California earthquake insurance sales skyrocketed last year

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Californians have been warned for many years, but 2017 seemed to be the year to take action. Scientists have been cautioning homeowners to buy California earthquake insurance for decades. They have been warning that there is a major tremor overdue in the state. However, many Californians have balked at the thought of buying, afraid premiums would be too high. California earthquake insurance, despite the threat of a serious potential quake, has been a very tough sell for insurers and agents. Only about 10 percent of households in the state had…

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Interest in California earthquake insurance rises following Mexican tremors

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The devastation in Mexico City, among other parts of the country, was eye opening to many Californians. California earthquake insurance still isn’t all that popular, but the Mexican quakes have generated a marked increase in interest. Only the minority of people in the state carry earthquake insurance policies due to the high premiums. The last major tremor that affected Los Angeles was 23 years ago. At that time, a 6.7 magnitude quake struck Northridge, killing 57 people, injuring hundreds and causing an estimated $44 billion in property damage. Since that…

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California earthquake insurance ownership rises among state homeowners

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Last year, authorities launched a campaign to inform consumers and encourage them to cover themselves. A record number of homeowners have purchased California earthquake insurance following a significant effort to encourage consumers to buy coverage. In 2016, the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) rolled out a number of new policy options and other offerings to boost the accessibility of coverage. The CEA is the leading American insurance policy provider for residential earthquake coverage. Last year the CEA rolled out several new California earthquake insurance policy types and deductible options. Moreover, it…

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California earthquake insurance in spotlight due to Northridge anniversary

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January 17 was the 23rd anniversary of the 6.7 magnitude quake that shook LA’s San Fernando Valley. California earthquake insurance is receiving attention once again as the anniversary of the Northridge quake took place on Tuesday. The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) released a notice to remind state residents that only 23 years ago, a 6.7 magnitude tremor caused massive damage to homes, workplaces, roads and freeways. On January 17, 1994, the San Fernando Valley region of L.A. was the center of millions of dollars in damage. If a similar quake…

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The cost of California earthquake insurance is lower than most think

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The hope is to make the coverage more affordable so a larger number of homeowners will buy it. The leading barrier to the purchase of California earthquake insurance is its cost. It is an expensive form of additional coverage. Many homeowners feel it is simply out of their financial reach. CEO Glenn Pomeroy of the California Earthquake Authority says homeowners feel the premiums are too high. That said, Pomeroy also spoke to real estate agents in Santa Rosa this week and explained that his organization has new options. Homeowners frequently…

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New earthquake insurance options being offered in California

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California Earthquake Authority launches new options to make earthquake insurance more available Homeowners in California will have more options when it comes to earthquake insurance in 2016. The California Earthquake Authority will be offering new options for consumers, allowing them to purchase more affordable insurance coverage that better suit their needs. This comes as a response to the fact that many homeowners lack earthquake insurance coverage, which can expose them to significant financial risks that they may not be able to handle on their own. Many consumers lack the earthquake…

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Earthquake insurance recommendations issued to California homeowners

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Officials in the state feel that residents simply are not taking the threat of a quake seriously enough. State officials in California and earthquake insurance companies are working together to help to boost the sense of urgency among the residents, as the vast majority of homeowners do not have any kind of coverage against quake damage. The latest official estimate is that as much as 10 percent of Californian homes have quake insurance. The problem that seems to be holding people back from buying earthquake insurance for their homes is…

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Will earthquake insurance sales rise with popularity of “San Andreas” movie?

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The film starting Dwayne Johnson has triggered a preparedness trend among California residents. For people who live in California, the ever looming threat of the “Big One” is not something new, but the popularity of the “San Andreas” movie has spurred an interest in earthquake insurance and other preparedness steps and products. The question that is now being asked is whether this could help Californians to step out of a phase of denial. The release of the “San Andreas” movie occurred shortly after the release of a US Geological Survey…

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Earthquake insurance is becoming more important in California

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Homeowners may need to prepare for an earthquake with the right kind of insurance coverage The United States Geological Survey has released a report that warns that California may experience a major earthquake in the next 30 years. The report claims that an earthquake of a magnitude of 6.7 or higher is coming, but there is no telling exactly when in the next three decades the event will come. Those living in the state may need to prepare for the disaster, but most Californian homeowners are unaware that there is…

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Earthquake insurance may soon be more important than many Californians realize

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A new scientific report has shown that the state will nearly definitely be hit by a massive quake inside three decades. The results of a new U.S. Geological Survey are now showing that earthquake insurance could become one of the most important investments that the residents of California can purchase in order to protect themselves. The scientific report has shown that before 30 years have passed, the state will see a mega-quake almost definitely. The industry has been warning about the importance of earthquake insurance, particularly areas along the San…

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