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California Issues 1-Year Moratorium on Homeowner Insurance Cancellations And Non-Renewals

September 20, 2021

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Monday ordered insurance companies to preserve residential insurance coverage for more than 325,000 policyholders who have been affected by Northern California wildfires across 22 counties.

Lara in early September issued similar orders following emergency declarations by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The order protects those living within the perimeter or adjoining ZIP Code of a declared wildfire disaster regardless of whether they suffered a loss, including the Dixie, Caldor, River, Tamarack, Antelope, McFarland, Monument, Fly and Cache fires.

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