The wildfires of 2017-2020 caused devastating property damage and loss of life. This has resulted in many property owners being unable to procure adequate or affordable property insurance. OVFSC is participating in a series of workshops exploring approaches to increase the availability and affordability of property insurance in California. These workshops are hosted by United Policyholders, CAL FIRE, Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), California Insurance Commissioner and others. Areas explored include home hardening standards, wildfire catastrophe Modeling in Ratemaking, tips for procuring homeowners insurance and avoiding insurance scams following a loss in a catastrophic event.
From these workshops, OVFSC will create online resources and provide valuable links to homeowners to assist in procuring adequate, affordable insurance and in making a claim in the event of loss.