Media Advisory: Triple-I Experts Are Able to Discuss the Insurance Implications of California’s Wildfires Amid Statewide Emergency


For immediate release
California Press Office: (707) 490-9365;


NEW YORK, August 20, 2020 —Reporters covering California’s wildfires are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) for interviews and analysis.

The SCU Lightning Complex’s multiple blazes are collectively the largest ones in the state, impacting the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).  In addition, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency this week.

The Triple-I subject matter experts listed below can discuss wildfire-related autohomeownersrenters, and business insurance coverage issues while also providing evacuation and claims-filing tips.  


  • Janet Ruiz, CPCU, AIM, Director, Strategic Communications707-490-9365;

New York:

  • Michael Barry, Head of Media and Public Affairs: 917-923-8245;
  • Loretta Worters, Vice President, Media Relations: 917-208-8842;


Video: Triple-I’s Janet Ruiz reports from Northern California

Facts & Statistics: Wildfires

Articles: Insurance for WildfiresFacts About WildfiresSettling Insurance Claims After A Disaster

The Triple-I Blog: Category: Wildfires

The Triple-I has a full library of educational videos on its YouTube Channel. Information about Triple-I mobile apps can be found here.

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