“(United Policyholders) provided helpful insights into the state of the current insurance market for earthquake, fire and flood coverage, and the critical rile insurance plays in the ability of our communities recover from such catastrophic events. You brought an important and unique perspective to the hearing, that of homeowners themselves.”
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Press Conference Speakers:
Karen Reimus, ’03 Cedar Fire Survivor and Outreach Coordinator for United Policyholders, a nonprofit organization
Patrick Craft, ’08 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor – Anaheim Hills
Karla Rinskopf, ’08 Freeway Complex Fire Survivor – Yorba Linda
Edward Pajarito, ’08 Freeway...
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know it. And insurance companies have already been hedging their bets -
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