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We Provide Earthquake Insurance for Californians

Press Releases

Media Contacts

For information about CEA press releases, please contact:

Media Relations Manager Sarah Sol 
Office: (916) 661-5502
Cell: (916) 425-1225
Chief Communications Officer Chris Nance
Office: (916) 661-5521
Cell: (916) 799-5558


April 07, 2015 | Fourth Annual Star-Studded Auction to Support American Red Cross

Opening today is the fourth annual star-studded Get Prepared, California! AuctionSM to promote earthquake preparedness and support the American Red Cross. ...

March 10, 2015 | What CEA Has to Say About New Earthquake Research Results

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new long-term earthquake forecast for California called "UCERF3." ...

February 24, 2015 | CEA Surveys Napa Homeowners about Recent Earthquake Damage—City of Napa Encourages Participation

Today the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), in cooperation with the City of Napa, will begin to survey homeowners to better understand how single-family houses fared during the August 24 South Napa earthquake. The research data obtained from the voluntary responses of survey participants will help paint a picture of how houses performed and provide insight into effective retrofit techniques to be shared statewide. …

October 23, 2014 | California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Expand Coverages and Decrease Rates

The not-for-profit California Earthquake Authority (CEA), which provides about 75 percent of the residential earthquake insurance in California, today proposed more policy enhancements and an average 8 percent decrease in rates. …

October 10, 2014 | Moody's rates proposed CEA revenue bonds at A3

Moody’s Investors Service press release

September 18, 2014 | Governor Signs New Legislation that Changes the Way Californians Learn About Home Earthquake Insurance

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2064 today, which will change the way Californians learn about earthquake insurance for their homes. ...

August 24, 2014 | CEA policyholders already submitting claims for damage to homes from American Canyon Earthquake

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) estimates that about 15,000 of its policyholders may have experienced moderate to strong shaking from the M6 American Canyon earthquake that struck near Napa, Calif. this morning at 3:20 a.m. …

May 30, 2014 | CEA reports increase in earthquake insurance policy sales

CEA earthquake insurance policy sales jumped following the March 29, 2014, magnitude-5.1 La Habra earthquake in Southern California by nearly as much as the increase in CEA policy sales following the March 11, 2011, magnitude-9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan. ...

May 06, 2014 | Half-Million-Dollar Milestone Reached in Annual Get Prepared, California! Auction

To date, $524,000 has been raised to benefit the American Red Cross through the California Earthquake Authority's Get Prepared, California! Auction. During its third year, the Auction raised nearly $184,000. All Auction proceeds will go to support Red Cross disaster preparedness programs in California. …

April 30, 2014 | New CEA campaign gets Californians ready to rock!

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) this month has launched a statewide advertising campaign that plays on a double entendre – California rocks as a cool place to live, yet it rocks with earthquakes, too. …
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