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Updated Residential Earthquake Damage Guidelines for California Released

The California Earthquake Authority today released updated guidelines for identifying, evaluating and repairing residential earthquake damage were The guidelines were updated at CEA’s annual claim manager meeting. Experts from CEA and the Applied Technology Council presented the new CEA-ATC publication …

California Earthquake Authority Policy Sales Spiked After Ridgecrest Quakes

The California Earthquake Authority gained 23,861 earthquake insurance policies following the magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes and aftershocks that struck on unnamed faults near Ridgecrest beginning on the July 4 holiday. That’s the second-largest monthly net increase in the 23-year …

California Earthquake Authority Board Expands Policyholder Eligibility for Retrofit Grants

The governing board of the California Earthquake Authority has voted to increase the number of policyholders eligible for a $3,000 retrofit grant. The CEA board voted to make the grant available to roughly 30,000 CEA policyholders as part of CEA’s …

Southern California Quakes Push Interest in Coverage

Visits to the California Earthquake Authority website reportedly increased by nearly 10 times normal following the largest earthquakes to hit Southern California in 20 years. The quakes over 4th of July holiday weekend were big. A 6.4 magnitude occurring on …

California Lawmakers Advance Resilient Homes Initiative

A bill to enable the California Earthquake Authority to expand mitigation programs cleared its first hurdle this week when it passed the Senate Insurance Committee. The Resilient Homes Initiative, Senate Bill 254, was authored and introduced in earlier this month …

California Earthquake Authority Board Votes to Sponsor Resilient Homes Initiative

The California Earthquake Authority’s governing board has voted to sponsor and support the Resilient Homes Initiative, a bill aimed at helping Californians prepare for earthquakes by restructuring the CEA to strengthen its long-term financial sustainability and increase the number and …

California Lawmaker Introduces Resilient Homes Initiative

A bill to that would enable the California Earthquake Authority to expand mitigation programs is making its way through state Legislature. State Sen. Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, this week released the details of the Resilient Homes Initiative, an …

ShakeOut an Opportunity to Sell Earthquake Policies in California and Beyond

Millions of people are expected to drop, cover and hold on at 10:18 a.m. PST on Thursday, which should be a good opportunity for insurance agents to try and sell some policies, according to the head of the California Earthquake …

Registration Opens For 2019 Seismic Retrofit Grant Program in California

Registration opens today for the 2019 Earthquake Brace + Bolt program, which offers eligible homeowners grants of up to $3,000 for seismic retrofits to strengthen their older houses and make them more resistant to earthquake damage. EBB will offer 2,000 …

Record Number of Californians Applied for Earthquake Retrofit Grants

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program closed its latest registration with more than 7,500 California homeowners applying for 2,000 retrofit grants. The EBB, funded primarily by the California Earthquake Authority, closed registration on Friday. The CEA reported the turnout on …