The Press Democrat: Gov. Brown signs two wildfire insurance bills

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Press Democrat

By Bill Swindell

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed two minor bills that would provide additional consumer protections in the aftermath of the October wildfires, where many homeowners found themselves underinsured.

Brown signed AB 1799 by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, that would mandate the specific information carriers are required to provide to fire victims after a loss. It would include the full insurance policy, any endorsements to the policy and the declarations page. Some fire victims said they had trouble accessing those documents from their companies after the North Bay fires.