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CEA developed the CEA BB program to help policyholders reduce the risk of damage to their older house during an earthquake with a “code-compliant” brace and bolt retrofit. As part of the program, once the retrofit is complete, policyholders may qualify for up to a 25 percent discount (after July 1, 2019) on their CEA earthquake insurance premium. Invited Policyholders register here.
The CEA Brace + Bolt (CEA BB) program provides policyholders up to $3,000 to strengthen their
Many policyholders will decide to hire a contractor to do the retrofit work instead of doing it themselves. If a Participating Policyholder decides to hire a contractor to complete the retrofit work, they must hire one listed on the Contractor Directory.
The CEA BB program relies on adherence to the California Building Code, Appendix
Chapter A3 allows:
CEA BB is limited to funding residential retrofit expenses in the crawl space that:
Houses that meet
Policyholders must be invited into the CEA Brace + Bolt program to participate. Qualifying policyholders have been a CEA policyholder for at least three consecutive years; own a pre-1940 house with a raised foundation in one of the selected ZIP Codes; and have a house whose characteristics qualify for a brace-and-bolt retrofit. A link to the ZIP Codes is listed below (Note: Eligibility is solely based on ZIP Code, not city.)
For a complete list of 2019 ZIP Codes click here
Policyholders invited into the program must ensure their house qualifies for a Chapter A3 retrofit. While our data shows your property has house characteristics that would qualify for the code-compliant retrofit, we need to verify your information. Simply select “Register” to begin the process using the Policy Number and Module Number provided in your invitation letter.
You will be asked to confirm information and answer specific questions about your house characteristics.
If your house qualifies, you will receive an immediate notification. You will also receive a Policyholder Packet in the mail with all program details and information to share with your contractor.