News: 2009 Press Release
For Release: June 1, 2009
Media Calls Only: 916-492-3566
Insurance Commissioner Poizner Announces Hearings to Examine Availability of Homeowners Insurance and Fair Plan Concerns in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles
Seeks Feedback from Wildfire Survivors, Insurers and Consumer Groups
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced today that the Department of Insurance will hold hearings for Santa Barbara and Los Angeles residents to discuss any concerns they have with the availability of private homeowners insurance and the Fair Plan.
The hearing for Sayre and Freeway Complex Fire survivors will be held on August 19 at 1pm in Los Angeles. The hearing for Tea Fire survivors will be held on August 25 at 7pm in Santa Barbara.
Commissioner Poizner invites all stakeholders to attend the hearings so that he may gather information and feedback from policyholders, insurance agents and brokers, consumer groups and Fair Plan representatives. The Commissioner will use information gathered in the course of the hearing process to determine any recommendations he may make to improve the availability of private homeowners insurance in wildfire areas, and how Fair Plan policies are assigned.
Location of the August 19 hearing:
Ronald Reagan Building
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
Location of the August 25 hearing:
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room County Administration Building
105 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA
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