Wildfire survivors now covered by new insurance protections

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Larger payouts for claims, less red tape will help people recover more quickly As wildfires once again threaten Californians, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is alerting consumers to new insurance protections in effect for the summer wildfire season that increase payouts and evacuation benefits for wildfire survivors. These reforms are the result of input received from past wildfire survivors that Lara championed in the state Legislature. “I listened to the uphill battles that wildfire survivors face in their efforts to recover and rebuild their lives and I took on the insurance companies,” Lara, whose Department of Insurance has held in-person meetings in 36 counties to listen to the needs of consumers, said. “These new insurance protections for wildfire survivors will mea
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