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Who Should Have Earthquake Insurance?


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A passerby stops to look at a collapsed carport following the 6.0 South Napa Earthquake on August 24, 2014.
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A passerby stops to look at a collapsed carport following the 6.0 South Napa Earthquake on August 24, 2014.

Last weekend's South Napa Earthquake is a dramatic reminder to Bay Area property owners that they're vulnerable. The city of Napa estimates that it has sustained $300 million in damage so far to privately owned buildings. And yet, only one of nine Californians has earthquake insurance. We'll discuss who should have earthquake insurance and how to get it.

Host: Rachael Myrow

Guests:

  • Bob Hartwig, president and economist at the Insurance Information Institute, an industry trade group
  • Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, a public-private provider of earthquake insurance
  • Amy Bach, executive director and co-founder of United Policyholders, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that advocates for insurance consumers
  • Robin Respaut, finance reporter for Reuters News

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