More Insurance Companies Are Leaving California

Home and auto insurance coverage is getting harder to come by in California and other disaster-prone regions.

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California residents, like their counterparts in Florida and other states hit hard by climate-related disasters, are about to find it even tougher to get insurance coverage.

Four Kemper Corp. subsidiaries — Merastar Insurance, Unitrin Auto and Home Insurance, Unitrin Direct Property and Casualty, as well as Kemper Independence Insurance — will no longer renew preferred home and auto insurance policies in California, a state that has suffered a number of wildfires, floods and other extreme weather events in recent years.

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Jamie Feldman

Jamie Feldman is a journalist, essayist and content creator. After building a byline as a lifestyle editor for HuffPost, her articles and editorials have since appeared in Cosmopolitan, Betches, Nylon, Bustle, Parade, and Well+Good. Her journey out of credit card debt, which she chronicles on TikTok, has amassed a loyal social media following. Her story has been featured in Fortune, Business Insider and on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and NPR. She is currently producing a podcast on the same topic and living in Brooklyn, New York.