California Lawmaker to Introduce Bill to Free up Funding for Retrofits

Article 0 Comments California state Sen. Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, on Tuesday announced a bill to allocate $1 billion in funding over the next 10 years to retrofit homes across California. The bill was timed to follow the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake that took place in […]

California OKs $16.3M Rate Reduction for Earthquake Policyholders

Article 0 Comments California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a rate reduction for California Earthquake Authority residential earthquake policyholders that he says will bring millions of dollars in premium savings for 10s of thousands of homeowners and renters in the state. Jones and the California Department of Insurance worked […]

ShakeOut an Opportunity to Sell Earthquake Policies in California and Beyond

Article 0 Comments 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 Authority. The annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drills […]

Registration Opens For 2019 Seismic Retrofit Grant Program in California

Article 0 Comments 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 retrofit grants expanding into 18 additional high-hazard […]

Another 2K California Homeowners Eligible for Retrofit Grants

Article 0 Comments More than 2,000 homeowners will get free money to retrofit their homes to help them better withstand earthquakes, according to the top official at the California Earthquake Authority. The homeowners were on a waiting list for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program, which gives seismic retrofit grants […]

Quake Scenario: More than 1M Bay Area Homes Could Suffer Extensive Damage

Article 0 Comments More than a million San Francisco Bay Area residents would face extensive damage to their homes after a major earthquake on the Hayward fault, according to a new earthquake scenario developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS findings, which were developed with contributions from partners that […]

Record Number of Californians Applied for Earthquake Retrofit Grants

Article 0 Comments 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 Monday. EBB is designed to help lessen […]