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Insurers Work To Ensure Access to Care for Displaced Californians
California Healthline

California insurers are taking steps to ensure that policyholders who have been evacuated from their homes in the wake of two large wildfires will have uninterrupted access to health care and prescription medications, Payers & Providers reports (Payers & Providers, 9/16).

Background on Fires
More than 23,000 Californians have been displaced by the wildfires burning south of Sacramento and north of San Francisco. As of Tuesday, about 138,660 acres were consumed by the two fires.

Mark Bove, senior research meteorologist at reinsurance firm Munich Reinsurance America, said the fire near San Francisco is on track to be the most destructive in the state — when measured by insurance costs — since 1991 (California Healthline, 9/16).