Interest in California earthquake insurance rises following Mexican tremors

Los Angeles California Earthquake Insurance

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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The cost of California earthquake insurance is lower than most think

San Andreas Fault Line California earthquake insurance

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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