California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Seeks New Laws To Protect Homeowners After Wildfires

 Friday, January 5, 2018

 Santa Rosa Press Democrat

State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday called on the state Legislature to change California law to prevent more homeowners from losing their coverage because of wildfire risk, an issue that has been exacerbated by last year’s North Bay fires.
Jones called for quick action, noting 3.6 million California homes are located in areas identified by insurers as being at high or very high risk of fire. In Sonoma County, 17 percent of dwellings are in high or very high-risk areas, while Mendocino County had 49 percent of its residences in those classifications.
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