Insurance, wildfire and protecting your home

Staff Writer

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion regarding insurance coverage, fire mitigation and the rising cost of protecting our homes. How homeowners are being affected by changing insurance policies, however, directly depends on where the home is located.

Some homeowners are seeing only a slight increase in the price of coverage; others have been told that their insurance company will not renew coverage unless certain mitigation requirements are met. Still other homeowners are faced with the reality of losing their coverage, or, for new homeowners, are finding it difficult or impossible to find a company willing to take them on if their home is in an extreme wildfire risk area.

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This story was posted on June 26, 2014.