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What Agents Should Know About Wildfire Coverage Changes

As wildfires blaze in Yosemite National Park, carriers are adjusting underwriting guidelines for high-risk areas. A Colorado broker looks at changes in his state and what agents should know in advising clients.

By Vince Ciulla, vice president of personal lines, Van Gilder Insurance 

Claims from wildfires have skyrocketed in the last decade as more urbanites move to forested areas. In Colorado alone, more than 1 million people live near National Forest lands or in the mountains and foothills, otherwise known as the Wildfire Urban Interface (WUI).

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