Article 3.8. Disaster Indemnity of California Military And Veterans Code >> Division 4. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 3.8.

The department shall maintain an Indemnity Fund, which is hereby created in the State Treasury, for the purpose of indemnifying eligible purchasers, for any of the following:
  (a) The cost of repairing structural damage in excess of five hundred dollars ($500) caused by flood, including floods by surface water, waves, tidal water, tidal wave, overflow of streams or other bodies of water, spray from any of the foregoing, whether wind driven or not, and water that backs up through sewers or drains.
  (b) The cost of repairing structural damage in excess of 5 percent of the total covered loss or five hundred dollars ($500), whichever is greater, caused by earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, or mudslide.
  (c) Money accruing to the Indemnity Fund is hereby appropriated for carrying out the purposes of this article.
All purchasers shall participate in the Indemnity Fund. Purchasers shall pay a reasonable charge, prescribed by the department, in addition to the regular monthly installment. Money so collected shall be deposited in the Indemnity Fund.
The department shall, consistent with the purposes of this article, prescribe and publish rules and regulations for the administration of the Indemnity Fund.
The department may purchase insurance against any risk, or portion of any risk, otherwise payable out of appropriated moneys in the fund. The department shall make an annual report on or before September 1st of each year to the Legislature regarding any insurance coverage implemented or required by it. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the type of insurance coverage, its cost, the reason for purchasing the insurance, and any changes in existing insurance coverage and the reason for those changes.
Eligible purchasers shall be indemnified pursuant to this article solely from moneys in the Indemnity Fund, and the state shall not be liable beyond the assets of the Indemnity Fund for any obligation in connection therewith.
Nothing in this article shall impose any liability upon a purchaser electing to participate in the Indemnity Fund for any obligation imposed under this article, except for participation charges as provided in Section 989.5.