State Expands Insurance Protections In Contra Costa, Solano Wildfire AreasMore than a million California homes are now protected under a new law that temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, officials announced Wednesday.
PG&E Agrees To Extend Deadline For Wildfire Damage ClaimsPacific Gas & Electric has agreed to extend by two months the deadline to file claims against the company for damages suffered from a series of wildfires in California.
In Heart of Earthquake Country, Most Homeowners Go Without Quake InsuranceAside from the physical danger, earthquakes can also take a huge financial toll. Why are so few people willing to protect themselves from that?
Homeowners In Wildfire-Affected Areas Being Dropped By Insurers, Data ConfirmsStories of homeowners receiving notices of non-renewal have circulated since the wine country wildfires in 2017.
California Insurers Drop Thousands Of Policies In High-Fire Risk AreasNew California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015.
San Jose Police Dispatcher Accused Of $84K Disability Insurance FraudA San Jose police dispatcher has been charged with felony fraud for cashing in disability insurance for more than a year after returning to work.
San Jose Gun Owners May Be Required To Buy Liability Insurance Under Mayor's ProposalAll San Jose gun owners could be required to purchase liability insurance for their weapons under a new city ordinance proposed by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday.
California Eyes Health Care For Immigrants In US IllegallyCalifornia lawmakers are considering proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally.
Risk Pool Considered As California Struggles With Wildfire CostsCalifornia officials are struggling to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone areas and for utilities to survive devastating wildfires.
Silicon Valley Online Insurance Company 'Gabi' Launches NationwideMegan Lookabaugh, Head of Growth for online insurance broker 'Gabi' talks to BAF about the company's nationwide launch.
California May Seek Insurance Policy To Cover Unexpected Disaster CostsState Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced a bill Thursday that would authorize state officials to enter into an insurance policy that pays out when California has unexpected costs for disaster response.
California's Camp Fire 'The World's Costliest Natural Disaster Of 2018'Northern California's historic wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise and threatens to bankrupt PG&E, has been deemed the world’s costliest single natural disaster of 2018.
Fire-Weary California Homeowners Face Long Road To RecoveryCalifornians who lost a home to the state's wildfires could face a nightmarish recovery as they try to rebuild.
Unethical Drug Rehab 'Body Brokering' Leads To Tragic DeathIt has been dubbed "the Florida Shuffle." Drug addicts from across the country get lured to the sunshine state for decades with the promise of treatment, only to be traded from one unscrupulous drug rehab to another.
Rebuilding Is A Struggle After Wine Country WildfiresAs of late August, only nine of nearly 2,700 single-family homes lost here had been rebuilt, according to figures from the city's permitting office.