Oregon now joins Arizona, California, Colorado and Texas in being one of five states where USAA policyholders living in a recognized Firewise Communities/USA site, are eligible to receive a discount on their homeowners insurance premium.
There are currently 102 communities actively participating in the Firewise Communities/USA recognition program throughout Oregon; with more than 26,000 people living in those sites. Over the past year, those communities have invested close to $1,706,000 in wildfire risk reduction activities.
USAA has been working with NFPA for several years to develop an incentive for residents living in wildfire-prone areas. Their discount is applicable to new homeowners and rental property policies issued or renewed in the state.
The Firewise discount is an incentive for individuals to proactively implement scientifically proven concepts that will increase their homes survivability in a wildfire.