Legislation Related to Wildfires and Homeowner’s Insurance Signed

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 2229, one of several bills Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced to address the challenges residents have experienced related to California’s wildfires and the rebuilding process.

“I introduced this bill to require insurance companies to provide more clear and definitive information about available discounts and fire safety programs to policyholders and to incentivize homeowners to better understand and take advantage of any fire safety-related discounts offered by their insurer,” Wood said.

AB 2229 would require a disclosure that is provided to homeowners on and after Jan. 1, 2020, to include any fire safety-related discounts offered by the insurer. (read more)