September 27, 2016
Among the decisions you must make when buying life insurance, one of the most important is: How long should the policy last? Choose wrong and it could cost you or your survivors.
 
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September 21, 2016

Analysis shows agency sites vary widely when it comes to providing people with useful, timely information. Insurance is a complex purchase — policies are hard to understand, the reputations of insurance companies can be difficult to determine, and what exactly you’re paying for isn’t always clear. Making an informed decision amid the overwhelming amount of information takes some effort,...

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September 16, 2016
As California’s five-year drought continues, and with fire danger an ongoing threat to many homeowners, it comes as no surprise that insurance companies are feeling increasingly antsy about the risk of policyholders’ property going up in flames.
 
But that doesn’t mitigate the kick in the teeth some homeowners are receiving from insurers by losing their coverage...
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September 12, 2016
Cobb Mountain - Maya Leonard sighed deeply as she stood between her parents on a sun-dappled morning in late spring, her freckled face somber.
 
Her mother, Cindy, and father, David, each draped an arm around her shoulders. Maya watched as one of six men in hard hats and heavy boots poured fuel into a chainsaw with a long, jagged blade.
 
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September 8, 2016
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook Oklahoma on Saturday, tied for the strongest quake ever recorded in the state. Odds are it was triggered by fracking operations, specifically the subsurface injection of fracking wastewater.
 
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August 31, 2016
One-half to two-thirds of homeowners who experience a total loss don't have enough insurance to rebuild their home and replace their belongings, according to post-disaster surveys of homeowners by United Policyholders, a consumer advocacy group. Here's how to be sure you're covered.
 
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August 31, 2016
Recovery continues for folks impacted by the Cold Springs fire last month, which destroyed eight properties and led to evacuations of nearly 2000 others in the Nederland area. With the six year anniversary of the Fourmile Canyon fire on the horizon in September, experts from that fire reflect on insurance claims and lessons learned that provide insight to those impacted by wildfires this...
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August 24, 2016
Victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana and wildfires in California should all do one thing: Document the damage to their property.
 
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August 23, 2016

Community rebuilding efforts underway include an assistance center in Lower Lake and a public meeting on Wednesday.

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August 23, 2016
Earthquakes are one of the natural disasters that are not typically covered under conventional homeowners insurance policies. And while many people think that Californians are the only ones who need to worry about earthquake insurance, the reality is that earthquake risk is far more widespread than that, says Michael T. McRaith, chairman of the Property and Casualty Committee of the...
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