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After the Fire: Resources & Links

We’re all still reeling with the devastation of the wild fires that swept through the county last week, and that our brave firefighters continue to battle. We have been grieving with our friends, families, and clients, and trying to get your claims handled as quickly as possible. So what’s next? These fires have left a … More

Tips for Supporting a Loved One after a Total Loss

Last week, our county was swept with devastating fires that still haven’t been extinguished completely. Overnight, thousands of our friends and family were displaced from their homes, and many of them lost everything. In the face of such tragedy, it can be hard to figure out how to help. There are lot’s of great places … More

Fire FAQ for Foremost Customers

FOREMOST CUSTOMERS: Here are your nearest Catastrophe Response Units: Napa Valley College Gym 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy Napa CA Elks Lodge in Ukiah 1200 Hastings Rd Ukiah CA Home Depot in Rohnert Park 4825 Rosewood Dr Rohnert Park CA All open 8a – 5pm Look for “Farmers/Foremost” signage – it will be a trailer or … More

Fire FAQ for Mercury Customers

MERCURY CUSTOMERS: In response to the recent Santa Rosa wildfires, here is some additional detail concerning their response efforts. Mercury Insurance will have staff available to assist their customers with questions and concerns at the following address: Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building (near the entrance to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds) 1351 Maple Ave Santa Rosa, … More

FAQs For Fire Victims

IF YOU ARE EVACUATED your homeowner or renter insurance coverage could help with evacuation and relocation costs, even if your home is not damaged or destroyed. Known as additional living expense (ALE) the coverage typically includes food and housing costs, furniture rental, relocation and storage, and extra transportation expenses. If power is cut to their … More

Do I need insurance for a child going away to college?

With burglaries constituting approximately 50 percent of all on-campus crimes, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, it is more important than ever that college students and their parents review their insurance coverage. For students who live in a dorm, most personal possessions are covered under their parents’ homeowners or renters insurance policies. However, … More

Can I own a home without homeowners insurance?

Unlike driving a car, you can legally own a home without homeowners insurance. But, if you have bought your home and financed the purchase with a mortgage, your lender will most likely require you to get homeowners insurance coverage. That’s because lenders need to protect their investment in your home in case your house burns … More

Wildfire Prevention & Preparation

Summer has arrived, and as the brush dries out and temperatures rise, so does the risk of wildfire. Year after year, devastating fires take their toll on Californians, and you never know when they will strike again, but if there’s one thing we do know, it’s that a little preparation can go a long way. … More

What Type of Insurance Do I Need If I’m Renting Out My Home?

Vacation Home? Income Property? Here’s How to Cover It There are many reasons you might want to rent out your home on either a short- or long-term basis. Depending on the rental scenario, your standard homeowners policy may not cover losses incurred while your home is rented out, and you may require a more specialized … More

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