Home Insurance 9-1-1

View “Home Insurance 9-1-1”, an investigative video exposé revealing some of the behind the scenes examples of controversial insurer bad faith home insurance practices. “In the fall of 2003, one of the largest recorded wildfires in California’s history destroyed over 2,200 houses and killed fifteen people. Soon after, many who’d lost their homes had a rude awakening: their insurance did not nearly cover their losses as expected.” PBS’ NOW in collaboration with Bloomberg Markets Magazine investigate tactics some insurance companies may be using to reduce, avoid, or stall homeowners’ claims in an effort to boost their own earnings. Two major insurers are referenced: State Farm and Allstate. To this day because of these such dealings, many claimants have yet to be properly compensated. (PBS/Bloomberg, Aug. 2007)