Fire-damaged homeowners face insurance troubles


People whose homes are damaged by fire may face a challenging time dealing with their insurance companies. The results of major wildfires, such as the Camp Fire, have changed the way that many insurers do business. Homeowners devastated by fires have faced massive losses, from their homes themselves to the landscapes that once surrounded them. After a claim, however, or…

Fire-damaged homeowners face insurance troubles2019-11-18T06:00:00-06:00

Fire threats are leading to a loss of insurance coverage


In California, 167,000 homeowners were unable to get their insurance policies renewed in 2018, which was an increase of 6% throughout the state. Furthermore, there was a 10% increase in the number of policies that were not renewed in areas likely to be impacted by wildfires. Of those who had their coverage terminated, 88,000 lived in areas where there was…

Fire threats are leading to a loss of insurance coverage2019-11-07T06:00:00-06:00

Insurance companies may turn against policyholders


A fire can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. In its aftermath, an individual may be left without a home or business, and the fire may have destroyed many prized possessions stored within the property itself. Those who have fire insurance may be able to get help rebuilding their homes and their lives after such an event. However,…

Insurance companies may turn against policyholders2019-06-13T05:00:00-05:00

Wildfire insurance claims continue to rise


Many people around the country are likely aware of some of the deadly fires that claimed lives and property in California in 2017 and 2018. This has caused insurance costs to soar for some homeowners. Insurance claims related to wildfires that swept through the state in November 2018 are the costliest in state history at more than $12 billion. Prior…

Wildfire insurance claims continue to rise2019-06-06T05:00:00-05:00

How to file an insurance claim


Those who have an insurance policy may feel at ease knowing that there is financial protection in case of emergency. However, the process of filing a claim after a natural disaster or other event that causes damage may be confusing to policyholders. The first step in the process is to review the policy itself to get a better idea of…

How to file an insurance claim2019-02-22T06:00:00-06:00