Protecting Earthquake Risk in Washington and Oregon

Jumpstart is thrilled to announce that we’ve expanded our parametric earthquake insurance to Washington and Oregon. The Pacific Northwest faces nearly as much earthquake risk as California. And now, residents of Washington and Oregon have a new way to protect themselves from earthquakes. Jumpstart’s simple, affordable coverage pays a lump-sum immediately after an intense earthquake.

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Why Do Less Than 10% Of People Buy Earthquake Insurance?

Californians live with the threat of earthquakes every day. Most people are aware that a large earthquake, especially along the San Andreas fault, is inevitable. Yet, financially we’re woefully underprepared. Did you know that less than 10%* of Californians have earthquake insurance? Why is that?

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The Worst Places to Be When an Earthquake Strikes

We’ve secured our bookshelves, packed go-kits, and set emergency plans. We like to think we’ll be cozy at home when the “Big One” hits. But, consider the worst-case scenarios: What are the most dangerous places to be when a major earthquake happens? We explore three earthquake danger spots.

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Important Ways You Can Protect Your Home from a Natural Disaster

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. You can never be too prepared, because you never know what’s coming. Whether it’s the global pandemic, murder hornets (where’d they disappear to anyway?), economic collapse or natural disasters, there are safety measures you can take.

If you live in an area that’s prone to natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes or tornadoes, these helpful tips will help you protect your home. 

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Commemorating the Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence

I’ll never forget the 4th of July 2019. And nor will the residents of Ridgecrest, CA where large earthquakes on back-to-back days rumbled more dramatically than the fireworks. Felt throughout Southern California, Magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes occurred in Ridgecrest on July 4 and 5, 2019. We commemorate this one-year anniversary with stories of resilience.

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