Commissioner Lara calls for insurance companies to support home-hardening and community mitigation safety efforts during Wildfire Awareness Month

Joined by California homeowners and first responders during Wildfire Awareness Month, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara gave an update on the proactive actions he is taking to protect and prepare Californians. He also announced that some insurance companies are providing premium discounts to homeowners who take steps to harden their homes and neighborhoods against wildfires – and called on more insurance companies to incentivize this important and necessary fire mitigation. “The science is clear: wildfire-hardened homes and neighborhoods better resist damage and are easier for firefighters to defend, protecting lives, homes and our first responders,” Lara said. “When insurance companies recognize the benefit of hardening your home and offer incentives to consumers that just bu
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