Ever since my own home burned down in the 2003 Cedar Fire, I have worked to understand why so many people think they have a fully insured home, only to later learn they do not. This is a particularly troubling and stubborn problem because it only emerges after-the-fact when a homeowner believes he had asked for full insurance, and the insurer says they sold the homeowner as much insurance as the homeowner wanted. I have spent a lot of time reading and researching the problem, and I think part of the answer is the unfortunate result when insurance companies use technology to estimate the cost to rebuild a home, rather than consulting with those who have the time and expertise necessary to get an accurate number. If you are interested in learning more (from an academic point of view), then see my law review article, recently published – Minding the Protection Gap: Resolving Unintended, Pervasive, Profound Homeowner Underinsurance in the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.
In partnership with @SBCounty, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has opened a Local Assistance Center in Running Springs.
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It’s important to plan ahead for any potential evacuations. With another storm approaching, pack a go bag for each member of your household with essential items. Take time now to plan ahead and prepare.
Good Advice on top of good advice!
Good advice, @MD_Insurance . Also good advice: take an inventory of what your insurance policy covers and what it pays #RUInsureScore https://crr.rutgers.edu/homeowners-insurance-policy-scoring/ https://twitter.com/MD_Insurance/status/1637771278521192451
Now in print and online, my article Policyholder Misrepresentation in Insurance Claims, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, rethinking the false swearing rule in #insurance https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4387718
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