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We Provide Earthquake Insurance for Californians

Press Room

CEA’s Press Room provides information intended to assist reporters covering earthquake-related topics. Read below for contact information, fast facts, quotes and links to helpful documents.

Media Contacts

For interviews with CEA experts, or for help getting information about earthquakes and earthquake insurance, please contact:

CEA Media Relations Manager Sarah Sol 
Office: (916) 661-5502
Cell: (916) 425-1225

For information about CEA's community outreach efforts and upcoming events, please contact:

Chris Nance, Chief Communications Officer
Office: (916) 661-5521
Cell: (916) 799-5558


Reporters looking for information about the Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program, established by a joint powers authority created by CEA and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, can find additional media support here.

Fast Facts

  • CEA has more than 1 million policies in force, and CEA policies are now more than 76 percent of all residential earthquake insurance policies sold in California.
  • CEA is not-for-profit, privately funded and publicly managed.
  • California created CEA in 1996  to address a home-insurance market crisis.

Media Resources

The following resources are intended to provide information helpful to reporters covering the California Earthquake Authority, earthquakes in California and residential earthquake insurance.

CEA Expert Quotes

CEA’s experts are available for interviews. Learn more.

Insurance: As we move into our third decade of serving California, we are inviting everyone to take another look at what CEA now has to offer. Earthquake risk is real, but so is the value of earthquake insurance. Our new products and tools put every Californian in the driver’s seat to select the policy that meets their own needs and budget.” CEA CEO Glenn Pomeroy

Mitigation:After the Napa earthquake, I saw quite a few houses that slid off their foundation. A brace-and-bolt retrofit beforehand could have made the difference." — CEA Chief Mitigation Officer Janiele Maffei

Education:If a damaging earthquake strikes close to home, repairs and recovery can be costly. Whether you own or rent your home, getting ready before the ground shakes will improve safety, save time and reduce expenses." CEA Chief Communications Officer Chris Nance

Public Affairs and Testimony