If you have been affected by a recent disaster such as the wildfires in California, you might have some questions about how the insurance claims process works. This article details what you need to know about how to file a claim, how the claim process works, what's covered and what's not. See also: What is covered by standard homeowners insurance?
This presentation discusses the steps that consumers and businesses are recommended to take in preparation for wildfire, and the process around recovery.
From January 1, 2018, to October 26, 2018, there were 50,546 wildfires, compared to 52,572 wildfires in the same period in 2017, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The Camp wildfire broke out in Butte County, California, on November 8 and became the deadliest and most destructive fire on record. Further south two other major fires, Hill and Woolsey are still burning. Learn more here. See also: California State Fact Sheet
INSURANCE- A system to make large financial losses more affordable by pooling the risks of many individuals and business entities and transferring them to an insurance company or other large group in return for a premium.
WATER-DAMAGE INSURANCE COVERAGE- Protection provided in most homeowners insurance policies against sudden and accidental water damage, from burst pipes for example. Does not cover damage from problems resulting from a lack of proper maintenance such as dripping air conditioners. Water damage from floods is covered under separate flood insurance policies issued by the federal government.See Full Glossary
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