Homeowners insurance regulations bill altered by a Senate committee

Homeowners Insurance

The changes were made following Waldo Canyon fire victim testimony by the members. A Colorado Senate committee heard the testimony of victims of the Waldo Canyon wildfires two weeks ago and has now made a few small changes to some of the homeowners insurance industry regulations proposal. The committee took the time to take the concerns of the witnesses under consideration before continuing. According to Senator Jeanne Nicholson (D-Black Hawk), “We wanted to take some time to consider some of the concerns that were raised by some of the witnesses…

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Wildfire insurance claims in Colorado approach $500 million

High Park and Waldo Canyon fire victims have already started making their filings. Wildfire insurance data from the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association has indicated that the claims from victims of the High Park and Waldo Canyon wildfires will generate payouts of almost $450 million from insurers. This estimate is preliminary, as the claims process is just getting started. Insurers have begun looking into the tallies of the losses from personal property and home damage from the fires that caused destruction to over 600 houses in El Paso and Larimer…

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Insurers seek to “share the risk” with communities with a higher chance of wildfires

Insurance news – Can industry and consumers find a common ground Insurance companies have announced their hopes to “share the risk” of wildfires with the communities and homeowners located within wild land-urban interface areas. A Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association presentation outlined the details of the fact that insurance companies are not as willing to provide or renew insurance to customers who are at a high risk of wildfires. As stated by a New Mexico-based State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company official, Matt Brenner, “Why should homeowners be interested…

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