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Taking the Heat – Wildfires and Homeowner’s Insurance

On February 12th, Rex and our Senior Legislative Advocate Seren Taylor testified at an informational hearing for the Senate Insurance Committee, titled Wildfires and Homeowners Insurance: Availability in High Risk Communities. Testifying alongside Rex and Seren were representatives from the California Department of Insurance (CDI). While representatives from CDI tried to focus on the Insurance Commissioner’s town halls and people’s emotions regarding non-renewals, they did not have strong arguments, data, or any concrete solutions to offer.  Committee members seemed unimpressed with CDI and asked them a lot of questions focused on the lack of any meaningful statewide mitigation standards or data to support their effectiveness in reducing property damage
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