SACRAMENTO (KGO) -- The day started with Gov. Gavin Newsom signing an executive order urging Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to take swift action to address issues with the insurance market, and swift he was. This afternoon, the commissioner announced a major overhaul of California's property insurance regulations.
"We are at an insurance crossroads," Commissioner Lara said. "Making insurance more available and becoming critical for our entire economy. With the climate crisis and historic inflation, we are truly living in unprecedented times."
Among the changes insurance companies will be able to:
In return the companies will:
"If these proposals go through, people will be paying much more money for their home insurance. I mean, reinsurance costs can add 30% to the cost of home insurance," Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court says.
Insurance regulations are complex, a tweak here or there makes a major difference. 7 On Your Side will be keeping track.
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