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The San Fernando Earthquake of 1971 - A Look Back

On February 9, 1971, just after 6:00 a.m., a M6.5 earthquake struck the San Gabriel mountains, in the northwestern part of Los Angeles County.

February 09, 2021

One Year Later: Ridgecrest Earthquake Tests Resolve and Resiliency of Local Insurance Agents

One year later, CEA’s Agent and Community Liaison Mark Toohey speaks with residential insurance agents about their experience with the Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence of 2019.

June 26, 2020

Standard vs Homeowners Choice Policies for Earthquake Insurance

CEA offers two policy options for home and mobilehome owners: our Homeowners Choice policy, and our standard Homeowners policy. Each policy can benefit the different needs of your insureds. Learn more about how to help your insured choose the policy that best fits their needs and budget.

May 05, 2020

Debunking CEA Deductible Myths

Did you know that CEA's deductible never has to be paid out-of-pocket by your insured before getting a claim payment? Our deductible works a bit differently than other types of insurance; learn more about our deductible and how to explain it to your insureds.

March 03, 2020

Condo Coverage Basics

Is your customer’s condo unit ready for the next earthquake, and have you explained how Loss Assessment and Loss of Use coverages from CEA may help them recover?​ We can help! 

February 04, 2020

Marilyn Sparks is a Southern California insurance agent, who wears a lot of hats

Recently, Sparks was handed another hat that she is proudly wearing across a 2,800-square-mile area of Los Angeles County. Sparks was recently appointed Insurance Commissioner of District 5, a District that includes 2,800 square miles, 22 cities and 87 unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Sparks’ new gig is a prestigious appointment by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. ​

January 07, 2020

Tips from the CEA Information Desk

Chances are good that at least one of the times you’ve called CEA’s Information Desk, you have spoken to Brad Warfield. Brad, our Information Desk Supervisor, estimates he’s handled in excess of 20,000 calls during his 11-year tenure with CEA. Brad and his amazing team field all sorts of questions from consumers, policyholders, agents and adjusters regarding all things CEA. We thought we’d ask Brad what sorts of inquiries his team handles most often and what responses his team provides, in ...

December 13, 2019

Agents Getting The Most Out of The Marketing Value Program

The Marketing Value Program (MVP) store was created to provide CEA-trained agents with FREE marketing materials as well as some useful CEA promotional items to share with potential clients and insureds. On average, agents just like you order over 62,000 FREE promotional items each month. We asked a couple of frequent MVP Store users what they like about the MVP store.  

November 13, 2019

CEA Deploys “Hands-on Approach” To Ramp Up Agent Support And Outreach!

CEA's Agent and Community Liaisons   discuss their plan to ramp up outreach activities and are anxious to meet with agents and their agency’s staff to explain all that CEA has to offer, including our agent tools, resources, certified agent training programs and our Marketing Value Program (MVP).

October 16, 2019

ShakeOut Earthquake Safety Drill Can Prepare You and Your Insureds

The 2019 Great ShakeOut is a key opportunity to prepare yourself and your policyholders. Take advantage of this worldwide earthquake safety drill to get ready before the ground shakes, and to sell more earthquake policies.

October 02, 2019

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