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News: 2014 Press Releases

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Automobile Insurance

June 12, 2014
Proposed CPUC regulations improve consumer protection for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar

April 9, 2014
Insurance commissioner recommends Uber, Lyft & Sidecar bear the burden of providing insurance

March 25, 2014
Insurance Commissioner makes initial recommendations on Uber, Lyft, Sidecar insurance

March 14, 2014
Insurance Commissioner encouraged by Transportation Network Companies increasing insurance coverage

January 29, 2014
Department of Insurance responds to Consumer Watchdog

Disasters Back to Top

July 28, 2014
Homeowners displaced by Sand Fire eligible for living expense reimbursement

July 3, 2014
Homeowners displaced by Butts Fire eligible for living expense reimbursement

April 30, 2014
Etiwanda wildfire evacuees may have certain living expenses reimbursed

March 29, 2014
5.1 Southern California earthquake reminds Californians to be prepared for the Big One

Enforcement/Investigations Back to Top

July 2, 2014
Five arrested for ripping off insurers for more than $600k

Fraud - Auto Back to Top

July 30, 2014
Bay Area auto body shop owner sentenced for insurance fraud

July 9, 2014
Sentencing update on glass harvesting ring

June 25, 2014
Pair arrested for fraud associated with staging three fake collisions

June 25, 2014
Phantom collisions result in multiple arrests in auto insurance fraud case

June 12, 2014
Couple surrenders following investigation of false theft claim for Lincoln LS

June 3, 2014
$270,000 Lamborghini damaged by uninsured tow company

May 28, 2014
Department of Insurance cracks down on auto insurance fraud in Los Angeles area

May 23, 2014
Million dollar organized fraud ring targeting Southland auto dealers and insurers leads to 13 arrested in LA area

May 16, 2014
Department of Insurance investigation leads to arrest in arson for hire case

May 13, 2014
Los Angeles family of three arrested for auto insurance fraud

January 15, 2014
Rancho Cucamonga attorney convicted of using paid recruiters to prey on accident victims

Fraud - Other Back to Top

June 25, 2014
Husband pleads guilty to insurance fraud after wife sets home on fire

June 20, 2014
Operation Bogus Burglary nets six arrests in San Diego County

June 18, 2014
Ex-insurance broker arrested for embezzlement

June 13, 2014
CDI leads multi-agency task force in fraud sweep

June 11, 2014
Falsified medical documents discovered in disability investigation

June 4, 2014
Dancing hamster arrested on insurance fraud charges

May 16, 2014
Beverly Hills dentist pays more than $780,000 in restitution for insurance fraud

May 15, 2014
Business owner fails to report payroll and is arrested on premium insurance fraud

May 12, 2014
Social Media post leads to guilty plea in healthcare fraud case

May 9, 2014
Individuals scammed out of more than $3 million by worthless investment contracts

May 9, 2014
Fraudulent disability claim nets care facility owner more than $174,000

April 11, 2014
Fullerton insurance agent sentenced to five years for Ponzi scheme targeting Latino seniors

March 26, 2014
Restitution received for victims of Woodward senior fraud case

Fraud - Workers' Compensation Back to Top

June 25, 2014
Business owner arrested on multiple felony charges for illegal business operations and workers' compensation insurance fraud

June 12, 2014
CDI leads multi-agency task force in statewide underground economy sweep

June 10, 2014
City of Los Angeles employee arrested for grand theft

June 6, 2014
Paving Contractors Arrested for Workers' Compensation, Prevailing Wage and Payroll Fraud

June 5, 2014
Pacific Grove architect pleads guilty to workers' compensation fraud

May 29, 2014
Department of Insurance intensifies efforts to fight workers' compensation fraud in Southern California

May 28, 2014
Postal worker charged with workers’ compensation fraud

May 19, 2014
Former L.A. Unified School District officer arrested for workers' compensation fraud

May 7, 2014
Sentencing set for former Murrieta broker

May 7, 2014
Parks and recreation worker exploits Lyme disease diagnosis for $364,000 through a fraudulent workers' compensation claim

May 6, 2014
Workers’ compensation fraud and habitual lying result in eight year sentence

April 11, 2014
U.S. Postal letter carrier arrested for Workers’ Compensation fraud

March 13, 2014
Semi-truck mechanic arrested for workers' comp fraud after video evidence reveals him performing strenuous activities

February 21, 2014
500 million dollar medical and workers’ comp fraud conspiracy uncovered

Health Care Back to Top

July 29, 2014
Department of Insurance analysis finds California consumers experienced steep health insurance rate hikes in 2014

July 7, 2014
Small Employer Health Coverage urgency bill signed into law

June 30, 2014
Commissioner Jones’ response to Supreme Court contraceptive decision

June 18, 2014
Department of Insurance selects University of California to improve information transparency of healthcare pricing and quality for consumers

June 11, 2014
California Court of Appeal issues reversal and orders necessary mental health treatment to be covered by insurers

May 29, 2014
Small employer health coverage bill passes Senate Floor

May 8, 2014
Urgency bill to give small employers the option to keep existing health policy coverage passes Senate Health Committee

April 16, 2014
New regulations assure appropriate treatment for autism

March 25, 2014
Statement regarding Hobby Lobby contraceptive case before Supreme Court

February 28, 2014
Transgender access to care

January 7, 2014
Department of Insurance finds Blue Shield 9.8 percent increase on grandfathered policies excessive and unreasonable

Homeowner's Insurance Back to Top

July 3, 2014
Homeowners in high fire risk areas sold bogus insurance policies

May 14, 2014
Northern California residents urged to prepare for wildfire season

May 14, 2014
Poinsettia Fire evacuees may have certain living expenses reimbursed

May 13, 2014
Los Angeles residents urged to prepare for wildfire season

May 12, 2014
Rate reduction generates $38 million in savings for USAA policyholders

February 26, 2014
What you need to know if you receive a non-renewal notice from your insurance company

Miscellaneous Back to Top

July 18, 2014
Modesto bail extortion bust results in plea deal

June 20, 2014
Pet insurance bill provides important consumer protection for rapidly growing market

June 13, 2014
Court affirms Insurance Commissioner’s Rate Regulation Authority

April 29, 2014
CEA policyholders file claims, receive payments for damage from La Habra earthquake

March 14, 2014
Community development investment policies of California’s largest insurers now on Department of Insurance website

February 10, 2014
USAA shows industry best practice with its use of the Death Master File

February 6, 2014
More than $63.7 million recovered for California consumers in 2013

January 21, 2014
Another multistate settlement reached in Death Master case

Seniors Back to Top

July 23, 2014
Seniors win more protection with new annuity disclosure requirements

April 8, 2014
Annuities are good retirement tools, but exercise caution

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