California Legislature enacts homeowners insurance reforms regarding wildfires

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Victims of the fires that destroyed thousands of homes in 2017 will not benefit from the changes. The California Legislature has approved homeowners insurance reforms designed to boost consumer protections. This is particularly important as Californians battle with wildfire risks for yet another year. Devastating wildfires have become the new normal throughout the second half of every year. Wildfires are occurring statewide and the Legislature decided it was time to come to terms with these new trends. This was reflected in the new homeowners insurance reforms that have received approval.…

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California insurance industry will face more wildfire losses in 2018

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A new Moody’s report shows that insurance companies will endure more wildfire losses this year. The California insurance industry isn’t getting a year off from wildfire losses after facing a costly year in 2017. A new Moody’s Investors Service Inc. report showed that despite current losses, there will likely still be another major wildfire loss event this year. The Carr wildfire in California has caused about an estimated $1.5 billion in insured losses. After the California insurance industry copes with the $1.5 billion in losses likely already caused by the…

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Could Hippo Insurance model really change the homeowners market?

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The startup insurer officially launched in California with a new way of looking at coverage. Hippo Insurance had its official launch in California this week and has taken a different perspective for homeowners policies. The concept is to offer smart homeowners insurance for modern homes. This insurance company is based in Mountain View, California and hopes to freshen the market. The insurer claims that the homeowners insurance market has barely seen any change at all in fifty years. Hippo Insurance hopes that with the changes it’s making, consumers will be…

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California wildfire insurance rates are heading skyward

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In southern parts of the state, residents have been watching their premiums rise due to the fires. Dozens of Southern Californians are threatened by forest fires and at the same time as they worry for their homes, they are watching their California wildfire insurance premiums skyrocket. Many houses have already been damaged – or nearly damaged – which can be enough to affect premiums. That said, it’s important to note that wildfire insurance won’t automatically spike right away. The odds are that California wildfire insurance rates will rise. This is…

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California homeowners are purchasing flood insurance aggressively

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Worries over El Nino lead to an increase in the acquisition of flood insurance coverage Homeowners in California are beginning to show worry over the coming of El Nino. This year, El Nino is expected to be much stronger than it has ever been, which may place many homeowners in serious danger of having their properties damaged. Much of this damage is likely to come from flooding, which has lead more homeowners to purchase flood insurance coverage. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there has been an influx…

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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 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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