Activities & Events
The California Earthquake Authority: Past, Present, and Future - Chapter meeting of EERINC
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
The California Earthquake Authority: Past, Present, and Future by
Tim Richison, Chief Financial Officer
California Earthquake Authority
While the focus of much of the work of EERI members is on technical aspects of earthquake hazard assessment and risk reduction, a crucial component of dealing with the hazard of earthquakes is earthquake insurance – an arcane subject most of us do not understand and would rather ignore. All that will change if you attend the November Chapter meeting. Tim Richison, CFO of the California Earthquake Authority has graciously agreed to enlighten us with an energetic and informative presentation on residential earthquake insurance in California. Tim will be providing an overview of the CEA, including the circumstances of its formation, its organizational structure and relationship with its member insurance companies, its outreach and mitigation initiatives, the challenges of responding to a major earthquake, and the challenges of selling earthquake insurance to an apathetic public. He will also address the science behind earthquake insurance rate setting and the CEA's efforts in research and risk reduction. Lastly he will touch upon areas where advances in science or practice could lead to improved affordability of earthquake insurance in California.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
5:30 - 8:00 PM
offices of Degenkolb Engineers, 235 Montgomery Street,
Suite 500, San Francisco.
Attendees will learn about earthquake insurance and the state organization resposnible for much of the earthquake insurance sold in California.
Ivan Wong, (510) 874-3014