December 10, 2019
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Thursday issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders — helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California, a news release states, but Nevada County residents will not be impacted by the policy change.   The one-year moratorium only includes customers living in...
As posted at: The Union

December 10, 2019
Helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders Thursday. The action is the result of Senate Bill 824 in order to give temporary relief from non-renewals to residents living near a declared wildfire disaster. This is the first...
As posted at: Gold Country Media

December 8, 2019
Really good news regarding insurance companies cancelling homeowner policies in areas devastated by wildfires. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Thursday, Dec. 5, issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders — helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in California. Lara’s action is the result of Senate Bill 824 —...
As posted at: The Ukiah Daily Journal

December 6, 2019
The state insurance commissioner took a bold step Thursday to prevent property insurance companies from dropping a slew of homeowner customers, banning insurers for a year from canceling coverage for people residing in or near areas where the state’s 16 wildfires burned this year. It protects 140,000 policyholders living close to the Kincade fire that sparked in north Sonoma County in late...
As posted at: The Press Democrat

December 5, 2019
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Thursday issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders — helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California, a news release states, but Nevada County residents will not be impacted by the policy change. The one-year moratorium only includes customers living in a state-...
As posted at: The Union

December 5, 2019
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Beginning on Thursday insurance companies doing business in California cannot cancel a homeowners policy in fire zone areas. The moratorium is good for one year. This action will help residents of more than 800 thousand homes in wildfire areas whose policies were not renewed. Ten months after Sean Coffey purchased his home in Montclair, he lost his insurance coverage...
As posted at: ABC 7 News

December 5, 2019
Action to head off growing insurance availability crisis follows: OAKLAND, Calif. — Today Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders--helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California. The commissioner’s action is the result of Senate Bill 824 — authored last year by...

December 2, 2019
Plumas County homeowners may soon get some much needed home insurance relief.   The Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan, which is referred to as the home insurance plan of last resort, is quickly becoming the only resort for many California homeowners due to devastating wildfires statewide. This plan costs significantly more than a traditional plan and only covers fire...
As posted at: Plumas News

November 29, 2019
Nevada County sits in the Sierra foothills in the heart of Gold Country. Narrow roads snake through towering old-growth pine trees and cedars. Cal Fire has designated the county seat, Nevada City, and nearby Grass Valley as "very high fire hazard severity zones." Right in that zone, in Grass Valley, Kathy Lafayette and her mother live in the home their family built almost four decades ago. For 35...
As posted at: KQED

November 25, 2019
California regulators announced on Thursday new protections aimed at helping the growing number of people living in wildfire-prone areas who cannot find adequate homeowner’s insurance. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said that starting early next year his agency will significantly expand a state-created program that acts as the insurer of last resort. Follow several years of destructive...