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December 31, 2015
New year - new insurance laws

December 29, 2015
One million travelers will ring in 2016 using Airbnb

December 26, 2015
Drones top holiday wish lists and bring pilot responsibility

December 23, 2015
Former Southland insurance broker guilty of stealing premiums

December 21, 2015
Janitorial Company for Major Hotels Hides Hundreds of Employees; Owners Indicted for $7 Million Insurance Fraud and Tax Evasion

December 18, 2015
Multi-million dollar settlement reached in major pharmaceutical pay-for-play health insurance fraud case

December 17, 2015
Multimillion dollar Death Master settlements reached

December 17, 2015
Nine Southern Californians arrested in $24 million fraudulent billing scheme

December 15, 2015
California Insurance Commissioner signs Paris Pledge for Action

December 10, 2015
Tax credits awarded to insurers investing in California’s underserved communities

December 8, 2015
Commissioner Jones participates in Climate and Capital Conference

December 8, 2015
Lakewood man arrested for insurance fraud after crashing BMW in race

December 5, 2015
California Insurance Commissioner to attend World Climate Conference in Paris

December 2, 2015
Major insurer makes life insurance available for people with HIV

November Back to Top

November 24, 2015
Parking lot hazards increase dramatically during busy holiday season

November 24, 2015
Five People, including Two Doctors, Charged in Kickback Schemes Involving nearly $600 Million in Fraudulent Claims by SoCal Hospitals

November 23, 2015
Ventura insurance agent pleads no contest in $2 million annuity scam

November 19, 2015
Southland insurance agent arrested for allegedly bilking 20 consumers in life insurance commission scam

November 18, 2015
School security officer arrested on workers’ compensation fraud charges

November 18, 2015
Homeowners encouraged to apply for funds to brace and bolt their homes

November 12, 2015
Injured worker's hearing representative and co-conspirator caught cashing settlement check intended for deceased client

November 4, 2015
Insurance industry increases spending with California diverse suppliers by nearly $587 million since 2012

November 3, 2015
Healthcare company CEO arrested for insurance fraud

October Back to Top

October 26, 2015
El Niño predictions bring advice to consider flood coverage

October 20, 2015
Wildfires spur reminder of homeowner insurance options

October 15, 2015
Californians prepare for the big one with statewide earthquake drill

October 15, 2015
Major health insurer imposes unreasonable rate on California businesses

October 14, 2015
Butte and Valley fire insurers agree to voluntary claim handling reforms to speed victim recovery

October 12, 2015
Commissioner Jones approves new ridesharing insurance option for Lyft drivers

October 9, 2015
New law improves rate filing review process

October 8, 2015
New law allows consumers to transact more insurance via e-commerce

October 7, 2015
Seniors gain greater consumer protections under new law

October 5, 2015
Former Palmdale insurance agent sentenced for felony fraud

October 1, 2015
Jones honored for work on behalf of people with mental illness

September Back to Top

September 28, 2015
Governor signs law to improve elements in California’s insurance code

September 21, 2015
New online tool puts healthcare price and quality information in consumers’ hands

September 20, 2015
Commissioner visits Valley Fire burn area and speaks to fire victims

September 17, 2015
Former insurance agent scams elderly members of First AME Church

September 16, 2015
Two arrested in alleged $21 million movie investment scheme

September 15, 2015
Residents evacuated by wildfires may have insurance coverage for living expenses like food and shelter

September 11, 2015
Sacramento siblings sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud

September 11, 2015
Living expense reimbursement may help victims of Butte fire recover

September 9, 2015
Update: South Bay bail agents targeted in law enforcement sweep

August Back to Top

August 27, 2015
Former L.A. County probation officer arrested for fraud while on probation for first fraud conviction

August 25, 2015
California Supreme Court decision holds insurers to policy obligations

August 24, 2015
Geico agrees to pay $6 million and change allegedly misleading and discriminatory business practices

August 17, 2015
New law improves oversight of corporate governance of insurance companies to reduce insolvencies

August 6, 2015
Six sentenced in multi-million dollar scam targeting Verizon Wireless

August 5, 2015
$34.9 million in grants awarded statewide to assist law enforcement in fighting workers’ compensation fraud

August 3, 2015
Living expense reimbursement may help victims of Rocky fire recover

July Back to Top

July 27, 2015
Cal Fire Captain arrested, along with insurance agent brother, for insurance fraud

July 24, 2015
Insurance Commissioner raises concerns about impacts of health insurance mergers on competition, choice and prices

July 23, 2015
Living expense reimbursement may help victims of Wragg fire recover

July 23, 2015
Victims scammed by former insurance broker receive restitution

July 16, 2015
Tens of millions invested in California’s underserved communities brings jobs, housing and neighborhood revitalization

July 16, 2015
New law increases financial protections for seniors investing in annuities

July 16, 2015
South Bay staged car crash scam ring busted – 33 suspects charged

July 15, 2015
Agent scams seniors out of more than $2 million

July 9, 2015
Settlement in Executive Life Insurance case ends 16 years of litigation

July 1, 2015
New insurance rules for ride-share companies and drivers take effect today

June Back to Top

June 26, 2015
Court upholds insurance commissioner’s revocation of broker-agent’s license for sexual misconduct

June 25, 2015
State expands funding for incentives to protect vulnerable homes and property from earthquakes

June 25, 2015
Insurance Commissioner issues statement regarding Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act

June 24, 2015
Seven charged with more than 100 counts of auto insurance fraud

June 15, 2015
Insurance Commissioner hosts town hall on senior financial protection

June 12, 2015
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones appoints new General Counsel

June 9, 2015
Former insurance broker found guilty of grand theft

June 1, 2015
Insurance Commissioner appoints new leader of Department of Insurance law enforcement branch

May Back to Top

May 27, 2015
Insurance commissioner approves new insurance product to fill gap for UberX, Lyft and Sidecar ride-hailing drivers

May 21, 2015
Insurance Commissioner issues statement regarding Covered California’s decision on prescription drug cap

May 21, 2015
Two Los Angeles business owners arrested in alleged million dollar mobile phone insurance scam

May 21, 2015
Multi-agency team conducts statewide outreach and enforcement effort targeting thriving underground economy

May 18, 2015
Los Angeles scammers busted for felony insurance fraud

May 18, 2015
San Diego man pleads guilty to setting car ablaze to cash in on insurance

May 15, 2015
Bakersfield woman impersonates dead mother to collect annuity proceeds

May 8, 2015
Insurance Commissioner issues advisory pure premium rate reduction of five percent for workers’ compensation insurance

May 6, 2015
New online tool helps consumers shop for home and renter insurance

May 6, 2015
Former Ventura County insurance agent arrested for premium theft and issuing bogus insurance

May 1, 2015
Regulator approves statewide rate reduction and new features for Earthquake Authority policies

April Back to Top

April 28, 2015
Palmdale marijuana dispensary owners arrested for workers’ comp insurance fraud

April 24, 2015
Bikes, burglaries and bogus claims

April 22, 2015
Anthem Blue Cross fails to justify rate increase on individual grandfathered health insurance policies

April 17, 2015
Californians encouraged to plan for their financial futures

April 16, 2015
Subcontractors of True Religion Brand Jeans allegedly conspired with CPA in multi-million dollar workers’ comp insurance fraud scheme

April 15, 2015
Commissioner Jones and patients urge Covered California to make life-saving drugs affordable for Californians with severe illness

April 13, 2015
San Diego man nabbed for masterminding insurance fraud scheme

April 10, 2015
California among first to green light new consumer discounts for life insurance

April 7, 2015
Bay area agent arrested for allegedly selling bogus bonds and stealing $100,000 in premiums

April 6, 2015
Jury finds San Diego woman guilty on multiple counts of insurance fraud

April 2, 2015
Former Roseville insurance agent convicted of stealing school district employees' identities

April 1, 2015
Insurance regulators address ridesharing insurance coverage gaps

March Back to Top

March 27, 2015
Licensed insurance broker illegally pocketed more than $500,000

March 27, 2015
Pomona man and ex-wife arrested for workers' compensation insurance fraud

March 23, 2015
El Cajon insurance agent arrested for stealing premium payments

March 23, 2015
Two additional insurers agree to appropriate use of Death Master File

March 20, 2015
California insurance agent arrested in Chicago faces 96 felony counts

March 19, 2015
Beverly Hills doctor and CEO conspire to commit health care disability fraud

March 19, 2015
Employer caught denying workers’ comp benefits after employee loses limb

March 18, 2015
Commissioner Jones statement on revocation of Blue Shield’s tax-exempt status

March 17, 2015
Two providers arrested in alleged $3.5 million health insurance fraud

March 16, 2015
Commissioner Jones appoints new Insurance Diversity Task Force

March 10, 2015
Mercury Insurance agrees to $1 million settlement for compliance violations

March 6, 2015
Los Angeles resident’s sleight of hand leads to 19 felony charges and arrest for insurance fraud

February Back to Top

February 24, 2015
Renters need to consider their recovery plan before disaster strikes

February 18, 2015
Insurance Commissioner notifies insurers to cease illegal pricing

February 17, 2015
Pomona woman charged with 18 counts for committing disability fraud

February 12, 2015
Getting new California drivers insured

February 10, 2015
First 30 days of Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ second term defined by action

February 7, 2015
Consumers urged to review insurance policy before second storm

February 6, 2015
Insurance Commissioner Jones to conduct financial and market conduct examination of Anthem data breach

February 5, 2015
Insurance commissioner reviewing Anthem’s response to large-scale cyberattack that may impact 80 million people's personal information

February 4, 2015
San Diegan arrested for auto insurance fraud in crash and buy scheme

February 4, 2015
Department of Insurance investigation reveals insurer took advantage of seniors with deceptive annuity sales tactics

February 3, 2015
Former Inland Empire insurance agent pleads guilty to federal bank fraud and tax charges in scheme that netted nearly $6 million

February 2, 2015
Emergency regulation requiring health insurers to have sufficient medical providers goes into effect immediately

January Back to Top

January 29, 2015
29 charged in bust of Southland organized family insurance fraud

January 28, 2015
New insurance option for UberX drivers approved by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

January 26, 2015
More crashes occur on Super Bowl Sunday than other Sundays

January 22, 2015
Insurance agent conspires with brother to con seniors out of more than half a million dollars

January 21, 2015
Court rejects insurance industry challenge to Proposition 103 protections

January 20, 2015
Former Southern California agent sentenced in $100,000 fraud case

January 12, 2015
Mercury Insurance ordered to pay $27.5 million fine

January 8, 2015
California Insurance Commissioner issues statement regarding passage of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

January 8, 2015
Allianz agrees to change its use of the Death Master File

January 5, 2015
Commissioner Dave Jones issues emergency regulation at his inauguration requiring health insurers to have sufficient medical providers to provide patients timely access to care

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