Homeowners near California wildfires won't lose insurance

Homeowners and renters in 22 counties impacted by wildfires in Northern California will not lose property insurance policies.

Posted: Sep 20, 2021 3:41 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties impacted by wildfires are guaranteed not to lose property insurance policies for the next year.

State law temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers who live in ZIP codes that are either next to or within the perimeter of a declared wildfire disaster.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued six "state of emergency" declarations for wildfires since July 23.

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a temporary moratorium Monday for about 325,000 policyholders who live near those wildfires.

This is the third year California has issued this moratorium since the law was first passed in 2018.

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The next in a series of storms is approaching northern California tonight, and we'll have more rainy weather in the valley overnight with mountain snow. Showers will still fall Wednesday, with many more rain chances ahead.
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