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.
We’ve peered into the terror of the most dangerous places to be during a major earthquake, but for most of us who live in earthquake country, the opposite question is much more relevant.
“Where is the safest place to be during a major earthquake?”
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?
Living in earthquake country brings a special sense of uncertainty to life. It’s time for all of us living in earthquake country to get “earthquake-proof” by securing our homes. Take a few simple steps, and you’ll sleep safer at night.
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.
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.
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.
Did you just feel an earthquake and want to figure out for yourself if it triggered a Jumpstart payment? Here’s how anyone can look this up:
Did you start signing up for Jumpstart and want to continue? Here’s how to do it. These same steps also work if you’re a current Jumpstart customer and want to access your account.