(CBS Los Angeles)

Safeco Waits 57 Days To Inspect House Under Fungus Attack, Only Pays 5% Of Repair Costs

When your house is being devoured by a rare fungus, the last thing you want is for the insurance company to drag its feet in checking the problem out. Actually, that’s second-to-last. The last thing you want is for the insurance company to pay you pennies on the dollar for the repairs. [More]

Fungus Devours House, Insurance Company Error Leaves Homeowners Holding The Bill

Fungus Devours House, Insurance Company Error Leaves Homeowners Holding The Bill

Like a freeloading cousin who shows up unexpectedly, a rare fungus moved in and quickly took over a California house. The homeowners say they got it in writing from its insurance company, Safeco, that it would pay for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and fungus removal, but the insurer says that was a mistake and is only offering to foot a fraction of the bill. [More]