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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 to find the safest place during an earthquake. 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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Soil Liquefaction, Landslides & Buying a House in Earthquake Country

When buying a house, you’ll want to know how future earthquakes might affect you, and which of the natural hazard disclosures to read closely. This is part two of a three-part series looking at what to consider when buying a house in earthquake country.

When there’s a house you’re serious about, you’ll receive a substantial disclosure packet. In part one of this series, we looked at the earthquake fault zone disclosure. Here, we’ll explore the seismic hazard zone disclosure, which examines the risk of soil liquefaction and landslides for a property.

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Fault Lines, Zones and Buying a House in Earthquake Country

Finding a house to buy is whirlwind of emotions. It’s important understand how future earthquakes might affect you, and which of the natural hazard disclosures to read closely. This is part one of a three-part series looking at the importance of location, location, location when buying a house in earthquake country.

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