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Advisory - Commissioner Jones informs mudslide survivors of insurance options

News: 2018 Press Release

For Release: January 28, 2018
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Commissioner Jones informs mudslide survivors of insurance options
Jones joins with FEMA to share recovery and preparation information


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will visit residences impacted by the mudslides and share actions he is taking to help homeowners recover.

WHO:     California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

Roy Wright, FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation

Tom Fayram, Deputy Director, Santa Barbara County Public Works Department


WHEN:  Monday, January 29, 2018



10:30a.m. Tour property at 50 Olive Mill Road, Montecito, CA (Bonnymede Condominium Association)

Tour property at 200 Olive Mill Road, Montecito, CA (single family historic home). Visual of officials working with the property owners and adjusters to review damages and address the claim. Reporters will not be permitted inside the properties.

11:30 a.m.  Press conference and availability with flood and insurance experts. Briefs comments and questions at the courtyard area, 1187 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA


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Media Notes:

 Flood Insurance Resources

Led by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, the California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards all of the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry. Under the Commissioner’s direction, the Department uses its authority to protect Californians from insurance rates that are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, oversee insurer solvency to pay claims, set standards for agents and broker licensing, perform market conduct reviews of insurance companies, resolve consumer complaints, and investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. Consumers are urged to call 1-800-927-4357 with any questions or contact us at via webform or online chat. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800-927-4357. Teletypewriter (TTY), please dial 800-482-4833.

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