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News: 2011 Press Release
For Release: August 18, 2011
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Insurance Commissioner Jones Announces Major Recognition for Department Web Site
CDI site named one of the best state-run web sites in the nation
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today the CDI website has been named one of the best in the country for giving consumers access to critical insurance information. The recognition came from InsuranceQuotes.com, a website that provides thousands of consumers with a way to shop and compare insurance quotes online.
According to the company, California's web site is easy to navigate and effectively provides a way for consumers to perform such tasks as comparing auto insurance premiums, filing a complaint against an insurance company or reporting insurance fraud.
"I'm proud that our website was singled out for this recognition," said Commissioner Jones. "One of my goals is to make the CDI the best consumer protection agency in the country. Having a website that is easy for the public to navigate and that offers useful information are important parts of that mission."
InsuranceQuotes.com noted the CDI site provides phone numbers and web addresses of all the auto insurers operating in the state, along with a comparison shopping guide.
"Our consumers like having insurance information available online," said Commissioner Jones. "It makes it easy to check on the license status of an insurer, or shop for the insurance that fits their specific needs." The CDI web site receives nearly one million page-views per month.
The CDI site was one of six singled out for recognition. The other states were Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Texas and Utah.
The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California, regulating the $123 billion insurance marketplace. In 2012 the California Department of Insurance received more than 160,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $64 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance web site at www.insurance.ca.gov. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.HELP. Out-of-state callers, please dial 213.897.8921. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.
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