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California Policyholders Have 24 Months to Collect Wildfire Insurance Money

November 22, 2017

California’s insurance commissioner says homeowners who lost their homes in last month’s wildfires in Northern California have up to 24 months to collect insurance payments.

Dave Jones said this week some out-of-state insurance adjusters brought in by companies to help with the high volume of claims have wrongly told homeowners they have between six and 12 months.

They have also erroneously told homeowners that additional living expense benefits would expire in 12 months. Jones says that when a state of emergency is declared, California homeowners have up to 24 months to claim those benefits.

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