California Earthquake Authority (CEA)
In 1996, the California Legislature went one step further and created the California Earthquake Authority (CEA)—a not-for-profit, publicly managed, privately funded entity. Residential property insurers could offer their own earthquake insurance or become a CEA participating insurance company.
About 76 percent of California residential property insurance companies offer CEA earthquake policies. By selling our policies exclusively through these participating insurance companies, CEA has become one of the largest providers of residential earthquake insurance in the world.
News and Events California
News And Events
May 23, 2023
The Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program is offering a total of $2 million in grants to eligible area homeowners for seismic retrofits to thier homes after damaging earthquakes in Ferndale, Rio Dell and other parts of Humboldt County.
April 25, 2023
Starting today and continuing through May 31, 2023, qualified homeowners in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Pasadena can apply for a seismic retrofit grant of up to $13,000 to strengthen their soft-story homes against earthquake damage.