August 8, 2018

 

Heather and Alex Apons are making their way back to Coffey Park, but the journey has been a roller coaster.

The couple lost their Banyon Place home to October’s Tubbs wildfire. In March, they celebrated the birth of their first child, Etienne. In the days after the fire, they received an outpouring of generosity, including about $10,000 from crowdsourcing and $2,000 from the...

July 30, 2018

With the devastating wildfires going on right now in Northern California, like the Carr Fire, the Mendocino Complex Fire, the Ferguson Fire, and the Steele Fire, do you have adequate fire insurance? And how can we forget the...

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July 28, 2018

On Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin is hosting a Housing and Rebuilding Fair at Oakmont’s Berger Center. This event is cosponsored by the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa.

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July 23, 2018

Survivors of the October fires, or anyone interested in the resources necessary for rebuilding and recovery in its wake, are invited to attend a workshop and resource fair on Saturday, July 28, in Oakmont.

Supervisor Susan Gorin will host the event, co-sponsored by the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa. It is intended for fire survivors or residents to...

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July 19, 2018

Executive Director of United Policyholders, Amy Bach, shares her view of how the community is doing presently as we continue to navigate the post-October wildfire era, how proactive our community has been when it comes to home insurance coverage that they paid for, suggestions on how to deal with the insurance companies going...

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July 18, 2018

Many homeowners lack flood insurance or have insufficient policy limits for repairs or rebuilding following a natural catastrophe

Many U.S. homeowners are inadequately insured for natural-catastrophe damage ahead of the height of the Atlantic hurricane season.

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July 17, 2018

 

Three of every five homes in America are underinsured by an average of 20 percent less than full value, according to analytics firm CoreLogic.

Is yours one of them? Could you easily put your hands on $50,000 to help rebuild a house with a $250,000 replacement value?

July 11, 2018

This week, Community Foundation Sonoma County (CFSC) announced grants to help people impacted by the fires who are struggling with insurance claims, legal issues and securing the resources they need to recover.

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July 9, 2018

In a closely-watched case on insurance coverage in an age of expanding cyber risk, a federal appeals court in New York has upheld a lower court ruling that a commercial crime insurance policy covers wire transfer losses resulting from a spoofing attack.

The ruling is a reminder of how traditional wording in policies continues to be closely scrutinized by insureds for any ties to cyber...

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