Exploring the California Wildfire Insurance Legislative Landscape

By Jan Larson and Jenna Conwisar (May 26, 2022, 5:26 p.m. EDT) — In California, warmer temperatures and longer days mean wildfire season is fast approaching.

This year, Californians are already on edge with unprecedented water restrictions meant to keep Southern California from running out of water before summer ends.[1] Thanks to these alarming drought conditions caused by the worst mega-drought in at least 1,200 years, the 2022 wildfire season could be fraught with exceptional peril for residents.[2]

Insurers have been battling state regulators over how to protect California homeowners and business owners while maintaining insurers’ financial viability.[3]

The result was lower limits and dramatically…

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