Public policy and insurance expert to testify at House committee hearing on wildfire risk

From: University of Georgia

WHAT:

  • Dean Matt Auer will testify as a witness for the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled, “State of Emergency: Examining the Impact of Growing Wildfire Risk on the Insurance Market” on September 22 at 9:00 am
  • Link to the event can be found here.
  • Dean Auer was previously covered regarding research on wildfire risk to lower-income households, see here for more information.

WHY:

  • Previous coverage was featured by LA Magazine, Fast Company, The Hill, and others.
  • Wildfires disproportionately affect lower-income families across the U.S. With consolidating insurance markets, homeowners in wildfire-prone areas are at high risk of skyrocketing premiums or even losing their insurance coverage entirely.