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Media Resources

For interviews with CEA experts, or for help getting information about earthquakes and earthquake insurance, please contact:

Sarah Sol
Media Relations Manager/Information Officer II
(916) 661-5502
(916) 425-1225

For information about CEA's community outreach efforts and upcoming events, and for Spanish media inquiries, please contact:

Pamela Diaz
Community Relations Manager/Information Officer II
(916) 661-5508
(916) 291-8519

Reporters looking for information about the Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program, established by a joint powers authority created by CEA and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, can find additional media support here.

Background Information

The following resources are intended to provide information helpful to reporters covering the California Earthquake Authority, earthquakes in California and residential earthquake insurance.

CEA 20th Anniversary Report (PDF)
CEA Financial Overview December 2017 (PDF)
CEA Media Backgrounder 2018 (PDF)
Great California ShakeOut Backgrounder (PDF)
ShakeOut Letter of Support from ​CEA CEO Glenn Pomeroy 2016 (PDF)
CEA and USGS Experts Talk Earthquake Risk, Recovery and Mitigation 2015 (MP3)
Open Letter to Californians from CEA CEO Glenn Pomeroy 2014 (PDF)
Earthquake Recovery Guide - SF Examiner 2014 (PDF)

Public Affairs and Testimony

Governor Brown Commends CEA on its 20th Anniversary (PDF)
Earthquake Insurance Affordability Act - Protecting Homeowners and Taxpayers 2011 (PDF)
OECD - Affordable and Available Earthquake Insurance Underscoring the Need for Risk Transfer 2011 (PDF)
Testimony of CEA CEO Glenn Pomeroy Before Congressional Joint Subcommittee 2010 (PDF)

Fast Facts

Browse these fast facts or our FAQs for details about CEA and earthquake preparedness that can be included in a news story.
California Earthquake Authority
  • CEA has more than 1 million policies in force, and CEA policies are now more than 76 percent of all residential earthquake insurance policies sold in California.
  • CEA is not-for-profit, privately funded and publicly managed. 
  • California created CEA in 1996  to address a home-insurance market crisis. 
CEA Insurance Policies
CEA's Financial Strength
Mitigation (Seismic Retrofitting)

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