Jackson and Glazer to Scrutinize Homeowners Insurance in the Wake of California’s Destructive Wildfires, Climate Change and Drought

March 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO —Following the most destructive wildfire season in California history, Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) will convene a joint informational hearing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 on the affordability and availability of homeowners’ insurance amid the growing threat of increasingly catastrophic wildfires. An agenda and background paper are available on the Joint Committee on Emergency Management’s website.

“The 2017 wildfire season was the most destructive in California history, with insured losses exceeding $11 billion and counting. Amid this growing threat of increasingly destructive wildfires, it is critical that California homeowners are able to find and afford adequate insurance coverage so they are able to rebuild and recover when the next disaster strikes,” said Senator Jackson.

WHAT:  Joint Committee on Emergency Management and Senate Committee on Insurance Informational Hearing: Drought, Climate Change and Fire: How is the California Homeowners’ Insurance Market Responding?

WHEN:        Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:      State Capitol, Room 112 or live on calchannel.com

SPEAKERS:

•          Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management

•          Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), Chair, Senate Committee on Insurance

•          Dave Jones, California Department of Insurance Commissioner

•          Matthew Reischman, Asst. Deputy Director CAL FIRE

•          Staci Heaton, Rural County Representatives of California

•          Jeff Carman, Fire Chief, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

•          Dan Wade, United Policyholders

•          Kara Cross, General Counsel, Personal Insurance Federation of California

•          Others