Insurance companies must boost wildfire preparedness, says California commissioner

Wildfire preparedness - firefighter and scorched home

Ricardo Lara has called on property insurers to play a role in assisting homes and businesses in readiness. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has called for property insurers across the state to play a larger role in boosting wildfire preparedness among homeowners and businesses. The goal is to create improved widespread readiness as the fire risk season approaches this year. At the end of last week, Lara gave an update on the actions that California communities are taking to help promote wildfire preparedness among state residents. He spoke during a…

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What Types of Business Insurance Does an LLC Need?

business insurance what types and what is needed

A limited liability company (LLC) is a preferable business structure due in part because of the level of security it offers owners when it comes to their personal assets and personal privacy through a third party registered agent. But while you’re able to limit your personal liabilities, your business assets are still without protection against a variety of possible unfortunate events. The good thing is that there are things you can do to minimize the risks that come with your LLC — one of these is investing in necessary business…

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Edison must pay insurers $1.16B for Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides

Thomas Fire - Money burning

The power company announced the settlement of the lawsuit with insurance companies. Southern California Edison has announced that it has reached a settlement with insurance companies that sued it over the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslide disasters. The utility will pay $1.16 billion to insurers over the disasters in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Edison announced this settlement in a news release in which it explained that the agreement was not an admission of any wrongdoing or liability. “We are making significant progress toward resolving wildfire-related litigation,” stated president and…

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California wine country flooding leaves thousands of homes and businesses damaged

California wine country flooding - Vineyard at Sunset

The floodwaters have turned two communities in Northern California into temporary islands. California wine country flooding is the worst the region has seen since 1995 when the Napa river reached record peak levels. The rain in Northern California has turned two wine country communities into temporary islands. At the moment, they can be reached only by boat. Thousands of homes and businesses are flooded as rivers across the region crest their banks. The Russian River crested at over 46 feet last week and the water did not recede until later…

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20,000 California doctors see a decrease in their business insurance premiums

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Rate regulation decreases these rates by an additional $21 million. Should a pending ballot initiative pass, patients in California will receive the same level of protection against health insurance premiums that are deemed unfair as doctors are receiving through their business insurance. The Department of Insurance in the state has announced that it will also be using its prior approval rate regulation authority to decrease the premiums for medical malpractice insurance for the approximately 20,000 medical professionals who are covered by The Doctors Company. The decrease in rates should total…

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Senate Health Committee passes SB 1431 with the praise of Insurance Commissioner Jones

California life Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has announced the passage of a bill for the regulation of stop-loss coverage to small businesses. Jones has given his applause for this change to the California insurance industry, as the state Senate Health Committee passed SB 1431, which places a minimum number of aggregate and individual attachment points and which bans the exclusion of workers on the grounds of health status during the sale of stop-loss coverage for self-insured employers of 2-50 people. The bill passed by a 5 to 3 vote. It was authored…

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InsureCA4less.com website provides California residents with best insurance quotes and comparisons

The new insureca4less.com website has announced the availability of its full service insurance quote website that is specifically designed to cater to the needs of the residents of California. The site is now offering Californians fast and easy access to free instant insurance quotes from insurers located within their area. It also provides the ability to compare the top quotes from several insurance companies so that users will always know that they are receiving the coverage they need, but at the best possible price that can be found. The insureca4less.com…

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