Insurance commissioner protects insurance coverage for over 236,000 homeowners following wildfire emergencies in Northern and Southern California

SACRAMENTO – As wildfires continue to threaten homeowners throughout California, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara ordered insurance companies to preserve residential insurance coverage Thursday, Sept. 22, following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest emergency declarations. The commissioner’s bulletin shields those policyholders within the wildfire perimeter or in adjacent ZIP codes of the Mosquito and Fairview fires in Riverside, Placer and El Dorado counties from insurance non-renewal or cancellation for one year from the date of the governor’s Sept. 8, declaration regardless of whether they suffered a loss.“Wildfires are devastating even if you did not lose your home, so it is absolutely critical to give people breathing room after a disaster. This is not the time to be having t
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