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News: 2012 Press Releases

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Automobile Insurance

September 7, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Jones Announces Approval Of Esurance Filing To Offer Pay-Drive Program

August 29, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Consumer Groups Condemn End Of Session, Anti-Consumer Legislation

June 20, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Driver Safety Experts, and Parents Highlight Teen Driver Safety Issues

May 17, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Good News for California Drivers

Disasters Back to Top

July 10, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Reminds Californians to Be Prepared for Extreme Heat, Wildfires

May 9, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Reminds Homeowners to Be Prepared for Wildfires

Enforcement/Investigations Back to Top

November 30, 2012
Former Ventura County Agent Sentenced in Theft Case

October 26, 2012
Former San Diego Agent Sentenced in Theft Case

October 26, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Former Life Agent for Grand Theft, Burglary

October 25, 2012
Former Insurance Agent Sentenced in Premium Theft Case

October 11, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Settlement in Death Master Investigation

September 28, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Former Life Agent for Theft

September 20, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Los Angeles County Agent for Grand Theft; Burglary

August 31, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Sentencing of Former Life Agent for Grand Theft

July 25, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Sentencing of Former Clovis Agent for Stealing from Seniors

July 3, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Another $1.5 Million for State General Fund as a Result of Enforcement Action

June 25, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Conviction of Former Los Angeles Life Agent

June 22, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Sentencing of Former Beverly Hills Life Agent

June 18, 2012
Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Travelers Companies to Pay $10.5 Million in Premium Refunds and Fines in Settlement of Enforcement Action

June 8, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Southern CA Agents in Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

April 25, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Life Agent For Financial Elder Abuse

April 23, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Belmont Business Owners For Insurance Fraud

April 11, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Sentencing Of Los Angeles Life Agent For Grand Theft

March 26, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Redlands Agent for Premium Theft

March 22, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Extradition Of Former Indiana Bail Agent

March 6, 2012
California Department Of Insurance Launches Enforcement Action Against Insurers Over Claims Handling Practices

February 28, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Settlement Benefitting Earthquake Insurance Policyholders

Fraud - Auto Back to Top

October 29, 2012
Friends Arrested In Staged Sacramento Auto Collision And Insurance Fraud

June 14, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Fugitive Accomplice In Organized Auto Theft Ring

June 8, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Suspects In Staged Auto Theft, Title Fraud Ring

May 22, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Key Figure in Organized Auto Insurance Fraud Ring

February 15, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Agent in Commercial Auto Insurance Scam

Fraud - Other Back to Top

November 9, 2012
Contra Costa County to Receive $1.3 Million in Grant Funds to Fight Insurance Fraud

October 31, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Sacramento Woman for Disability Insurance Fraud

October 15, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces $1 Million In Grant Funds To Combat Insurance Fraud In Ventura County

October 4, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces $3.2 Million In Grant Funds To Combat Insurance Fraud In Alameda County

September 7, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Former Life Agent for Grand Theft; Embezzlement

August 15, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces $1.7 Million in Grant Funding to Combat Disability and Health Insurance Fraud

July 27, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Bay Area; Central Valley Suspects for Insurance Fraud

July 18, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Sentencing of Fresno Man for Insurance Fraud

July 17, 2012
Department Of Insurance Issues Warning Regarding Bogus Checks

July 9, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Statewide Joint Enforcement Strike Force Operation

May 30, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Bill To Help Fight Insurance Fraud Passes California Assembly

May 10, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Registered Nurse for Insurance Fraud

May 9, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Van Nuys Real Estate Agent, Mission Viejo Man for Arson, Conspiracy

May 4, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Jones Announces Arrest of Health Care Provider and Staff for Insurance Fraud

May 2, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Partners with U.S. Treasury to Enhance Anti-Fraud Efforts

April 5, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Pasadena Broker - Agent For Embezzlement

March 2, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Los Angeles County Insurance Agency Owner For Identity Theft

February 14, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Sentencing of Los Angeles County Business Owner for Insurance Fraud

Fraud - Workers' Compensation Back to Top

October 25, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrests of Central Valley Business Owners in Workers' Compensation Premium Fraud Case

October 9, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Los Angeles County Educator For Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud

October 4, 2012
Family Members Convicted In Central Valley Workers' Compensation Fraud Case

September 5, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Passage Of Bill To Help Fight Insurance Fraud

September 4, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest Of Los Angeles County Probation Officer For Insurance Fraud; Forgery

August 30, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Riverside County District Attorney Announce Workers' Compensation; Automobile Fraud Grants

June 28, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Monterey County District Attorney Announce Workers' Compensation Fraud Grant

June 21, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Bay Area Business Owners for Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud

June 21, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Jones Announces $32 Million in Grants to Local Law Enforcement to Fight Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud

May 8, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Bay Area Business Owners, Employee for Workers' Comp Insurance Premium Fraud

April 24, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arraignment of General Contractor for Insurance Fraud

April 5, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrest of Southern California Man for Insurance Fraud

January 27, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arraignment of Bay Area Business Owner for Insurance Fraud

Health Care Back to Top

December 12, 2012
California Department Of Insurance Reminds Consumers To Use Their 2012 Health Benefits Before They Expire

December 5, 2012
Commonwealth Fund Study Shows CA Health Insurers Increased Profits In Individual Market Despite New Medical Loss Ratio Requirements

November 5, 2012
Notice Issued to Health Insurers Reminding Them of Legal Obligation to Consumers When Claim Is Denied

September 28, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor for Signing AB 999

September 24, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor For Signing Bill To Help Fight Insurance Fraud

September 13, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Bill to Protect Consumers When Medical Provider Contracts Terminate Goes to the Governor

August 30, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Passage Of Bill To Create Non-Profit Health Insurance Plans

July 31, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Health Insurance Rebates For California Policyholders

July 30, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Reminds Consumers: Insurers Must Cover Contraception Without Co-Pays Beginning August 1

July 6, 2012
Major Health Insurers Agree to Lower Rate Increases for Small Employers

July 3, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Disapproves Blue Shield's Proposal to Close Health Insurance Products for Individuals

July 2, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Reminds Californians of New Autism Treatment Law Effective July 1

June 29, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Highlights Importance of Maternity Coverage Laws

June 28, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Affordable Care Act

June 11, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Medical Malpractice Rates Lowered for Largest Med Mal Insurer

June 5, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Court Decision on Coverage Under California Mental Health Parity Act

June 1, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces California State Senate Passage of Bill to Regulate Stop-Loss Insurance

May 30, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage of AB 1846 by California State Assembly

May 4, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage of AB 2152 (Eng) by State Assembly

April 26, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage Of SB 1431 By Senate Health Committee

April 25, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage of AB 1846 by California Assembly Health Committee

April 16, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Settlement With UnitedHealthcare To Ensure Autism Coverage

April 11, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Medical Malpractice Rates Lowered For Two More Malpractice Insurers

April 5, 2012
Aetna Health Insurance Rate Increases for Small Employers are Unreasonable

March 22, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Issues Statement Commemorating 2nd Anniversary of Health Care Reform

March 8, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Medical Malpractice Rates Lowered For Three Companies

March 1, 2012
Commissioner Dave Jones Releases a Statement on Important Defeat of Controversial Blunt Amendment in U.S. Senate

February 27, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Agreements with Major Health Insurers to Provide Autism Coverage

February 22, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Releases PPO Report Card

February 9, 2012
Emergency Regulation Requiring Health Insurers to Put More Premiums Into Medical Care, Not Overhead and Profits, Is Made Permanent

January 31, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Settlement with Blue Shield to Ensure Autism Coverage

Homeowner's Insurance Back to Top

November 29, 2012
CDI Announces $1 Million Rate Reduction For Policyholders Of "Force-Placed" Mortgage Insurance

September 12, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Warns Vista And San Diego-Area Homeowners To Be Prepared For Wildfires

August 28, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces $40 Million In Savings From Homeowners Insurance Rate Reductions

August 16, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Reminds Wildfire Evacuees That Insurance May Cover Living Expenses

June 15, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces "Death Master File" Settlement Payment from Prudential Insurance Company

May 3, 2012
Appellate Court Summarily Dismisses Insurance Companies' Challenge to Homeowner Protection Regulation

April 11, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Reminds Californians About Storm Damage Coverage

March 14, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Calls on "Forced-Placed" Mortgage Insurers to Reduce Rates

Miscellaneous Back to Top

December 28, 2012
Fourteen New Insurance Laws Aimed to Protect Consumers

December 3, 2012
Department of Insurance Receives Award for Contracting with Disabled Veterans and Small Businesses

December 2, 2012
Commissioner Jones Disappointed In NAIC Vote To Proceed With PBR Without Addressing Resource, Capacity And Oversight Issues

November 30, 2012
California Department of Insurance Approves Major Rate Reductions for Top Earthquake Insurance Carriers

November 29, 2012
California Department of Insurance Announces Streamlined License Application Process

November 28, 2012
Insurance Commissioner To Conduct A Review of Nationwide Insurance Due to Information Security Breach

November 16, 2012
Settlement Reached In Death Master Investigation

November 8, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Names New Press Secretary

October 29, 2012
Department of Insurance Announces Jury Declines to Award Damages in Longstanding Executive Life Case

October 29, 2012
Californians Are Advised To Use Extra Caution On Halloween

October 22, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces $42.7 Million Rate Reduction For Policyholders Of "Force-Placed" Mortgage Insurer

October 22, 2012
Controller Chiang, Insurance Commissioner Jones Announce Settlement With AIG Insurance

October 18, 2012
Commissioner Jones Encourages Residents to Prepare For Disaster During 2012 Great California ShakeOut Drill

October 17, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Urges Teens To Remember Risks Of Driving During National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 15, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor Brown For Signing Seven Department Sponsored Bills In 2012

October 1, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor For Signing AB 1846

October 1, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor For Signing AB 2029

October 1, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor For Signing AB 2303

October 1, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Second Medical Malpractice Rate Reduction For NORCAL Mutual

September 25, 2012
California Department Of Insurance Settles Enforcement Action Against Insurers Over Wildfire Claims Handling Practices

September 21, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Insurers Invest $681 Million In Solar Facility

September 21, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor for Signing Bill to Encourage Diversity in Insurer Procurement

September 7, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor For Signing SB 1448

September 7, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor for Signing SB 1216

September 4, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Legislature Passes Bill To Encourage Diversity In Insurer Procurement

September 4, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Passage Of Omnibus Bill To Streamline Insurance Licensing And Training Standards And Delete Obsolete Reports

August 24, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage Of AB 2029 By California State Legislature

August 23, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage Of SB 1448 By California Legislature

August 21, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage Of SB 1216 By California Legislature

August 20, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Settlement With Insurer Over Noncompliance Issue

July 24, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces "Death Master File" Settlement Payment From Metlife, Inc.

July 18, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces New Public Advisor to Assist Consumer Groups

July 3, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Major Community Development Investments from Insurers

June 28, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage of AB 2029 by Senate Public Safety Committee

June 26, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Another Company Severs Ties with Iran and Is Removed from List of Companies Posing Substantial Investment Risk

June 21, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage of SB 1216 and SB 1448 by Assembly Insurance Committee

June 15, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Passage of Long-Term Care Insurance Legislation In Senate

May 30, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage Of AB 2029 By California State Assembly

May 30, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage of SB 1216 and SB 1448 by California State Senate

May 21, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Driver Safety Experts Highlight Teen Driver Safety Issues

May 15, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces 27 States Join MetLife Settlement Agreement

April 27, 2012
Strong Consumer Protection Bills Sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Move Forward in California State Legislature

April 26, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Launches CDI Facebook Page

April 26, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage Of SB 1216 By California Senate Insurance Committee

April 25, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage of SB 1448 by California Senate Committee on Insurance

April 23, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Settlement In Death Master Investigation

April 20, 2012
In Celebration Of Earth Day Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Reminds Consumers How To Go Green With Their Coverage

March 27, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Passage Of AB 2029 By California Assembly Public Safety Committee

March 22, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Names COIN Advisory Board Members

March 15, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Issues Statement that Metropolitan Life Insurance Group Exceeds Insurance Financial Solvency Requirements

February 15, 2012
"Death Master" Settlement Becomes Effective as 20th State Signs Agreement with Prudential Insurance Company

February 2, 2012
"Death Master" Investigation Results in National Settlement With Major Life Insurer

February 1, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Multi-State Effort on Climate Risk Disclosure Survey

January 27, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Insurers Reach Agreement on Iran Investments

January 17, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Reflects on First Year In New Post, Highlights Important Achievements

January 12, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Insurance Diversity Task Force

January 10, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces $54 Million in Consumer Dollars Recovered by Department in 2011

January 5, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Names New Deputy Commissioner

Seniors Back to Top

October 12, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Warns Seniors Of Marketing Scams During Medicare Open Enrollment

October 3, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Launches Innovative New Senior Protection Web Site

September 18, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Governor For Signing AB 1747

August 31, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Legislature Passes Major Long-Term Care Insurance Reform Bill

February 7, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Sentencing Of Agent For Elder Abuse And Grand Theft

Workers' Compensation Back to Top

November 30, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Issues Decision Recommending Workers' Comp Pure Premium Advisory Rate

August 27, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Releases Report On Workers' Compensation Reforms

August 24, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Pure Premium Rate Filing By WCIRB

June 13, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Issues Advisory Claims Cost Benchmark

June 7, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces AIG to Pay $15.6 Million Fine for Underreporting Workers' Compensation Payments

February 28, 2012
California Department Of Insurance Files Action Against Workers' Compensation Insurers Using Illegal Agreements

January 17, 2012
Workers' Compensation Rate Filings Indicate That Significant Number of Companies Are Using Insurance Commissioner's Advisory Pure Premium Rates

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