CA to Carriers: Expedite Fire Claims
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued an emergency notice to all property and casualty insurance companies doing business in California, requesting they expedite claims handling for California wildfire survivors in order to help them begin the recovery and rebuilding process more quickly. “I have met with many wildfire survivors since taking office, and they need immediate help to start the rebuilding process, not red tape and unnecessary paperwork that adds to their problems,” he said.
Lara asked insurance companies to provide greater flexibility to survivors affected by wildfires across the state with some deadlines and documentation typically required to pay claims. “I urge insurers to do the right thing for these survivors,” Lara said.