San Francisco Chronicle: State officials seek legislative fix to insurance problems in fire-prone areas

January 04, 2018

By Kimberly Veklerov

The California insurance commissioner and a state legislator running to replace him have released competing proposals for how to solve the problem of insurance availability and affordability in fire-prone developments abutting wildland.

The two plans would add regulations to the industry in an effort to help homeowners keep their residential insurance policies or find new ones at low rates. They come after a record wildfire season destroyed or damaged more than 20,000 homes and buildings across the state.

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