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Automobile Insurance

June 13, 2018
Southland auto insurance appraiser gets 10 years for involvement in staged collision ring

June 7, 2018
100 Deadliest Days of Summer begins as young driver at-fault collisions trend upward

April 4, 2018
Are You ‘Intexticated?’

March 29, 2018
Access Insurance consumers urged to find new coverage now

Cannabis Back to Top

June 4, 2018
California’s cannabis insurance marketplace continues to grow with commissioner’s latest approval

May 16, 2018
Commissioner approves new product liability program for cannabis industry

May 16, 2018
Weeding through the unique insurance needs of the cannabis industry

May 1, 2018
Insurance Commissioner approves first coverage to protect property owners leasing to cannabis industry

April 24, 2018
Commissioner Jones renews request to insurers to offer insurance for cannabis industry

February 21, 2018
First surety bond program for cannabis industry approved by insurance commissioner

January 4, 2018
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Condemns Attorney General Jeff Session’s Rescission of the Cole Memoranda

Climate Change Back to Top

May 8, 2018
First-in-the-nation stress test conducted to determine climate-related risk to insurance industry investments

May 7, 2018
First in-the-nation stress test conducted on insurance industry’s financial climate risk

COIN Back to Top

May 21, 2018
New investment marketplace facilitates high impact investments in California’s underserved communities

Disasters Back to Top

June 27, 2018
Insurance industry 2, wildfire survivors 0

April 2, 2018
Montecito mudslide insurance claims top $421 million

March 6, 2018
New private flood insurance offers consumers more choice

January 28, 2018
Commissioner Jones informs mudslide survivors of insurance options

Diversity Back to Top

April 18, 2018
Department receives honor as a model for diversity and gender equity

March 5, 2018
Summit convenes insurer executives focused on governing board diversity

Earthquake Back to Top

January 23, 2018
Registration opens for $3,000 seismic retrofit grants

Enforcement/Investigations Back to Top

July 6, 2018
Central Coast insurance agent sentenced for embezzling from employer

June 21, 2018
Former life insurance agent sentenced to 15 years for elder financial abuse

May 9, 2018
Former Zenefits CEO surrenders insurance license following department enforcement action

May 7, 2018
Insurance agent Michael Wolf ̶ in sheep’s clothing as he victimizes dependent adult

January 25, 2018
Ex-insurance agent serving 10 years in prison denied parole

Fraud - Auto Back to Top

January 5, 2018
Former agent sentenced for stealing $100,000 in premiums and investment funds

Fraud - Other Back to Top

May 30, 2018
Family arson ring roasted for $4 million insurance fraud case

May 24, 2018
Southland agents arrested for fraud and ID theft in commissions scam

May 16, 2018
Department of Insurance employee receives Governor’s Medal of Valor Award for first time

April 12, 2018
Case Update: Former agent who pocketed insurance premiums pleads guilty to fraud

March 21, 2018
Former life insurance agents busted for $1.9 million scam

March 12, 2018
Orange County agent arrested in $1.6 million fraud scheme targeting elderly

February 8, 2018
Southland husband and wife arrested for allegedly scamming seniors

February 7, 2018
Case Update - San Diego insurance agent charged in $1.1 million senior investment scam

Fraud - Workers' Compensation Back to Top

May 10, 2018
San Jose based security company busted for $3.2 million premium fraud

May 3, 2018
Department grounds Daly City electrician for workers’ comp fraud

April 27, 2018
Brawley woman sentenced for disability insurance fraud

Fraud – Healthcare Back to Top

April 17, 2018
Judge orders drug rehab co-conspirator to state corrections’ custody

Health Care Back to Top

July 9, 2018
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ statement on Trump Administration’s latest action to undermine the ACA

June 19, 2018
Insurance Commissioner Jones issues statement on federal Association Health Plan rule

May 21, 2018
Commissioner Jones statement on Trump rule to restrict funds for women’s health services

April 23, 2018
Commissioner Jones urges federal government to withdraw proposed health care rule

March 27, 2018
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones urges Trump Administration to withdraw rule that encourages discrimination

February 12, 2018
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issues statement confirming Aetna investigation

Healthcare Back to Top

March 19, 2018
Statement from California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones regarding today’s federal health insurance proposal from Republicans

February 20, 2018
Insurance Commissioner Jones issues statement opposing Trump’s proposal attacking health insurance markets

February 15, 2018
Insurance Commissioner Jones opens investigation into alleged denials of life insurance policies for gay men taking HIV/AIDS prevention medications

Legal Back to Top

June 12, 2018
Commissioner Jones announces legal action against life insurers to protect 50,000 policyholders

May 7, 2018
Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. agrees to $1.875 million settlement with Commissioner

April 10, 2018
Investigation into sale of short-term health policies leads to $5 million settlement with HCC Life Insurance Company

March 7, 2018
Regulator orders insurer to stop all business operations to protect policyholders

February 20, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Mercury’s latest attack on Proposition 103

February 16, 2018
Jones prevails in legal challenge to bail regulation

January 23, 2018
Department takes additional legal action against Access Insurance Company to protect policyholders

Legislation Back to Top

July 17, 2018
Commissioner-sponsored bill to protect California seniors signed by Governor

July 11, 2018
Governor Brown signs department-sponsored bill to protect wildfire survivors

June 28, 2018
Commissioner sponsored bills to protect Californians pass Senate Insurance committee

June 14, 2018
Four department sponsored bills to help wildfire survivors pass Senate committee

May 31, 2018
Insurance industry fear tactics kill legislation aimed at helping wildfire survivors

May 30, 2018
Bill to help collect billions owed in child support payments passes Assembly

May 29, 2018
Legislation designed to help wildfire survivors rebuild passes Senate floor

May 2, 2018
Commissioner sponsored bills addressing underinsurance for disaster survivors clear Committee

April 26, 2018
Department sponsored bills protecting wildfire survivors pass first test

April 25, 2018
Jones vows to fight industry assault on proposed solutions to protect wildfire survivors

January 16, 2018
Stronger laws proposed to help wildfire survivors with insurance claims

Miscellaneous Back to Top

July 3, 2018
Upward trend in drugged driving fuels July 4th law enforcement warning

April 23, 2018
Allergan agrees to settlement in alleged defective Lap-Band case

April 9, 2018
It’s time for Californians to rethink their retirement plans

April 5, 2018
Commissioner announces California insurers collect $310 billion in premiums

March 16, 2018
Department puts insurers on notice for excessive rates with new tax savings

March 7, 2018
California will defend its right not to cooperate in deportations

February 8, 2018
Department recovers more than $81.3 million for California consumers in 2017

January 23, 2018
California looks to pass on insurer tax savings to consumers

January 23, 2018
Jones seeks to have insurers pass corporate tax savings on to policyholders

January 4, 2018
National retailer settles civil suit alleging prescription fraud practices

Seniors Back to Top

July 17, 2018
California welcomes new provider to the life settlement marketplace

June 22, 2018
CASE UPDATE: Orange County agent arrested in $1.6 million fraud scheme targeting elderly

Wildfires Back to Top

January 31, 2018
California statewide wildfire insurance claims nearly $12 billion

January 29, 2018
Jones issues formal notice to insurers regarding mudslide coverage for homeowners

January 18, 2018
Insurers to increase payments to wildfire survivors without itemization of possessions following Commissioner Jones’ notice

January 4, 2018
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones releases report addressing fire insurance availability issues

Workers' Compensation Back to Top

July 2, 2018
Commissioner orders workers’ comp insurers to report federal income tax savings

June 19, 2018
Court denies failed insurer’s use of California special deposit funds for administrative expenses

June 13, 2018
Lodi doctor indicted in $700,000 insurance fraud scheme

May 29, 2018
Workers’ compensation costs continue to decline but employers not seeing equivalent premium savings

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