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A major hurdle for residents considering returning or rebuilding after the Camp Fire and for those currently living in the WUI (wildland urban interface), is insurance cost & availability. The Rebuild Paradise Foundation along with trusted partners are working to help provide information opportunities to demystify and positively affect insurance. We have developed three phases to approach the challenges we currently face.
Phase 1 “Information” – WE ARE PROVIDING BASIC INSURANCE EDUCATION & CURRENT LOCAL AVAILABILITY
Phase 2 “Engagement” – UNDERSTAND RISK MODELING PRACTICES, MITIGATION & ATTRACTING INSURERS TO THE MARKET
Phase 3 “Sharing” – WE ARE PAYING IT FORWARD TO OTHER COMMUNITIES BY SHARING THE LESSONS WE’VE LEARNED
While navigating all three phases of the insurance availability project, we need to connect with residents, businesses, town/city management, risk modelers, insurance agents/brokers, insurance companies and our government officials. Let’s work TOGETHER to find solutions!
The Rebuild Paradise Foundation is happy to provide local and basic insurance resources. If you are looking for individual help or in-depth information in regards to insurance in disaster recovery, please visit United Policyholders online at www.uphelp.org. United Policyholders is a non-profit organization that offers a Roadmap to Recovery (“R2R”) program. This program offers free information and help to fire-impacted households through public workshops and clinics, an online library and webinars. Through R2R you can access help related to insurance, financial decision-making, home repairs and replacement. Visit their free online Camp Fire Recovery Help Library at www.uphelp.org/blog/camp-fire-paradise-insurance-claim-help. If you have questions about debris and mudflow damage after a wildfire, please read THIS information from United Policyholders. You can also get free help from the California Department of Insurance at 1-800-927-4357 or online at insurance.ca.gov.
Click on the resources below for insurance information from the Rebuild Paradise Foundation.
A Homeowner’s Insurance Video Overview
This 26 minute video presentation summarizes how insurance companies decide if they will insure your home, types of homeowner’s insurance carriers and how the cost of a policy can vary so dramatically.