April 27, 2018

Congress may have forced Mark Zuckerberg to reveal more about personal data gathered on Facebook (FB). But consider this: Your insurance company likely knows a lot more about you. 

Insurers' cache of...

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April 24, 2018

Appeals court earlier this year slashed mall’s insurance payout by $150M

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April 15, 2018

Welcome, everybody,” Susan Gorin said. “I’m sorry you’re here.”

The county’s First District Supervisor addressed 30-plus residents who attended a town hall meeting at the Kenwood Depot on a chilly, rainy Thursday evening, April 11. Gorin had assembled county and private experts to talk about how to move forward through the myriad county regulations and insurance problems that seem to...

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April 9, 2018

Two sisters. Two paths to recovery.

Susan Komar and Lynn Van Fleit each lost a home last fall when the Tubbs fire ravaged northern Santa Rosa.

Six months later, Komar and her husband, Chris, said they plan this year to start rebuilding their home in Coffey Park. But Van Fleit said she can’t afford to replace her house near the former Sweet T’s...

April 1, 2018


For many homeowners, the full extent of the devastation from the October fires is still unfolding — on their calculators.

March 26, 2018


Josh Nix thought he was doing everything right in August when he renewed the insurance policy for his Mark West area home just east of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

Nix answered the questions posed by his carrier, USAA, in an online form used to determine the proper amount of coverage for his three-bedroom, three-bathroom house on Willowgreen Place. The home, which he...

March 25, 2018

If you take action to make your home less likely to be seriously damaged or destroyed in a wildfire, your insurance company should reward you with a discount on your premium ... or at the very least keep you as a customer and not drop you. United Policyholders’ Wildfire Mitigation and Insurance Project aims to make this common-sense concept a reality.

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March 24, 2018


Kitty Loberg said she could only devote minimal blocks of time to remember all the personal items she lost when the October wildfires destroyed her Redwood Valley home.

“When your body is still in a shocked state in trying to deal with the reality (of rebuilding) and everything with that ... It hurts,” said Loberg. “Your mind starts screaming at you and says, ‘No, I just don’t...

March 16, 2018
Insurance companies and policyholders will be keeping an eye out this spring for courts' guidance on a slew of key insurance issues, including the Florida Supreme Court's decision on the requirements for holding an insurer liable for bad faith claims handling and a federal court's ruling on whether a traditional liability policy covers data breach losses.
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