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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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 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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Earthquake Insurance Affordability Act may become higher priority

A couple of California Senators have issued a letter calling for a hearing on the law following the recent quake. In response to the quake that shook the Napa Valley near the end of last month, which has recently caused President Obama to declare the situation to be a major disaster, two senators are now calling for a hearing that will focus on the Earthquake Insurance Affordability Act. The two senators that issued the news release are Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). The two senators are hoping…

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Earthquake insurance losses from Napa Valley could break the $1 billion mark

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The stunning wine region of California was, however, saved from extreme levels of damage from the quake. The quake that shook California’s prestigious Napa Valley region at a magnitude of 6.0, just over a week ago, is now estimated to have caused damages covered by earthquake insurance that could reach up to $1 billion. The damage in the region was centered in the actual Napa city, which essentially spared the nearby wineries. In fact, the majority of the wineries and vineyards were able to continue to operate as usual despite…

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Earthquake insurance is too expensive to be worth the risk in California

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For many people in the state, the premiums are higher than the perception of the threat. Just over a week ago, the Napa Valley of California was shaken by a 6.0 magnitude tremor that led to surprising amounts of damage, particularly in terms of broken bottles of alcohol, but at the same time, on the whole, homeowners and business owners still feel that earthquake insurance is too expensive to be worthwhile. Even some of the companies most affected were not convinced that insurance coverage would be worth the price. Despite…

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