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In The News – Town Hall opens NV insurance commissioner’s eyes on wildfire driven challenges

July 5, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, 07/05/2024, Written by Katelyn Welsh

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – There was standing room only at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, even after organizers added rows of chairs to accommodate the many community members who attended the Town Hall in Incline Village on Friday, June 28. 

That’s where Nevada Division of Insurance Commissioner Scott Kipper addressed wildfire related homeowner and condominium insurance challenges in the state. It also provided an opportunity for him to hear community member insurance experiences, hardships and challenges. 

You don’t have to look far to see the culprit behind these challenges. Ryan Sommers, Fire Chief for North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, says you can probably turn to any news source and see the catastrophic wildfires on the west coast burning at a frequency of just about every summer. “That has obviously raised the hairs on insurance companies,” he says, “and the amount of monies that they would be out if they were to lose one of their client’s properties in these fires.”


Photo: Tahoe Daily Tribune

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