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2020 Press Releases

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September 21, 2020
Sanger farm worker arraigned for alleged disability benefits insurance fraud scheme

September 16, 2020
Commissioner Lara takes action to protect consumers, stabilize insurance market following wildfires

September 15, 2020
Three suspects at large in Sacramento-area auto fraud scheme

September 14, 2020
Merced agriculture company owner and daughter arraigned for $2.5 million insurance fraud scheme

September 4, 2020
Ladera Ranch self-storage management company fined $250,000

September 3, 2020
Commissioner Lara urges insurance companies to cover reimbursement costs for those displaced during wildfires

September 2, 2020
Bakersfield driver charged for alleged insurance fraud after an auto collision

August Back to Top

August 28, 2020
Department issues Cease and Desist Order to protect Orange County consumers from illegal extended warranties sales

August 26, 2020
Commissioner Lara issues emergency notice to expedite insurance claims and help survivors of California fires

August 25, 2020
Fresno organized ring charged with auto insurance fraud and forgery

August 24, 2020
Former Westlake Village insurance agent arraigned in $55,000 senior insurance scam

August 24, 2020
Department of Insurance launches remote licensing exams that will help increase employment opportunities

August 21, 2020
Commissioner Lara directs health insurers to guarantee health care access during wildfire emergencies and mail-order prescription drug delays

August 21, 2020
Former North Hills insurance agents charged for allegedly stealing clients’ insurance premiums

August 20, 2020
Wildfire evacuees may be eligible for cost reimbursement from their insurance company

August 13, 2020
Commissioner Lara named Co-Chair of National Climate & Resiliency Task Force

August 11, 2020
Atwater construction worker arraigned for workers’ comp insurance fraud

August 6, 2020
California Department of Insurance fraud lawsuit results in reforms of HUMIRA marketing and $24 million payment by drugmaker AbbVie

August 5, 2020
Bakersfield dental office employee arrested for failing to pay restitution in $46,000 insurance fraud scheme

July Back to Top

July 31, 2020
East Bay woman pleads guilty to workers’ compensation insurance fraud and identity theft

July 23, 2020
Poway conman sentenced to 12 years in prison for $7 million Ponzi scheme targeting seniors

July 15, 2020
Department of Insurance investigation halts misleading practices by unlicensed immigration bond company leading to $5.5 million settlement

July 14, 2020
Commissioner Lara launches first-ever database of green insurance products

July 10, 2020
Sacramento Bee oped opposing AB 2167 from Commissioner Lara and Consumer Federation of California

July 8, 2020
Statement of Commissioner Lara on Supreme Court decision denying contraception coverage

July 8, 2020
Second Bakersfield dental assistant charged for insurance fraud and theft

July 2, 2020
Central Valley alleged fraudster arraigned for $50,000 insurance scheme

July 1, 2020
Bakersfield repeat offender arraigned for insurance fraud and grand theft

July 1, 2020
Commissioner Lara launches “Invest in Our Diverse Communities” Initiative to increase insurance investment in socially responsible projects

June Back to Top

June 30, 2020
Department of Insurance updates auto premium comparisons with gender-neutral rates

June 26, 2020
Statement of Commissioner Lara on Trump Administration’s Supreme Court brief to destroy the Affordable Care Act

June 25, 2020
Bakersfield dental assistant arraigned for insurance fraud and theft

June 25, 2020
Commissioner Lara’s actions lead to more than $1.2 billion in premium savings for California drivers due to COVID-19 pandemic

June 18, 2020
Additional arrest warrants issued in $60 million sober living home fraud scheme

June 18, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court upholding DACA program

June 17, 2020
Commissioner Lara Appoints New Members to Curriculum Board and California Insurance Guarantee Association Board

June 17, 2020
Commissioner Lara issues Order resulting in workers’ compensation premium savings for California businesses affected by COVID-19

June 15, 2020
Commissioner Lara Issues Notice to Health Insurers on LGBTQ+ Health Protections in California Law

June 15, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statements following U.S. Supreme Court developments affecting California’s sanctuary laws and the LGBTQ+ workforce

June 12, 2020
Statement of Commissioner Lara on Trump Administration reversing LGBTQ health protections

June 10, 2020
Lara issues Notice to take action in reducing HIV transmission and ensure health insurance companies cover HIV PrEP without patient cost sharing

June 3, 2020
Department issues Cease and Desist order against unlicensed van rental company and its owners

May Back to Top

May 29, 2020
Department of Insurance detective honored by U.S. Attorney Southern District of California for “Excellence in the Pursuit of Justice”

May 27, 2020
Hacienda Heights unlicensed insurance agent allegedly steals half a million dollars in clients’ premiums

May 15, 2020
Commissioner Lara expands order for insurance companies to partially refund premiums amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

May 14, 2020
Senate Committee Approves Bill to Protect Health and Safety of Immigrants in Private, For-Profit Detention Facilities and Prisons

May 13, 2020
Commissioner Lara Appoints Members to Insurance Diversity Task Force

May 4, 2020
Department issues Cease and Desist Order to protect Californians from illegal extended warranties sales

April Back to Top

April 24, 2020
Commissioner Lara Appoints Members to Advisory Boards and Committees to Protect California Policyholders

April 14, 2020
Commissioner Lara requires insurance companies to fairly investigate all business interruption claims caused by COVID-19

April 13, 2020
Commissioner Lara Orders Insurance Companies to Refund Premiums to Drivers and Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency

April 10, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara extends auto insurance coverage to delivery drivers for California’s essential businesses

April 6, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara Issues Alert About Immigrant Workers’ Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19 Exposure or Illness

April 3, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara calls for extension of policyholder deadlines for claims until after the COVID-19 state of emergency

March Back to Top

March 30, 2020
Commissioner Lara directs health insurance companies to provide increased telehealth access during COVID-19 emergency

March 27, 2020
Statement by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Federal Supplemental Stimulus Bill

March 26, 2020
Commissioner Lara Orders Insurance Data on Business Interruption Coverage to Assist California Small Businesses

March 20, 2020
Commissioner Lara Urges Uninsured Californians to Obtain Insurance to Protect Their Health

March 18, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara Calls for 60-Day Insurance Premium Grace Period Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

March 18, 2020
Commissioner Lara Directs Health Insurance Companies to Maintain Health Care Access During Coronavirus Emergency Including Prescription Refills

March 18, 2020
Poway conman convicted in $6 million Ponzi scheme

March 16, 2020
Suspect extradited from Poland in $2.6 million organized fraud ring

March 10, 2020
Department Issues Cease and Desist Order to Protect California Consumers from Misleading Health Plans Known as ‘Health Care Sharing Ministries’

March 5, 2020
Governor Newsom and Commissioner Lara Waive Consumer Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Testing

March 4, 2020
San Diegan charged for alleged insurance fraud after hit-and-run

March 4, 2020
Trump Administration Proposed Rules Threaten Stability of Health Insurance Markets

March 3, 2020
Trump Lawsuit Puts Our Health Care at Risk – When We Need It Most

February Back to Top

February 27, 2020
Operation Car Seats snares family-run ring for alleged auto insurance fraud involving high-end child seats

February 26, 2020
Fresno father and son charged with auto insurance fraud

February 21, 2020
Contra Costa undercover sting brings felony insurance fraud charges in auto body repair shops bust

February 19, 2020
Statement of Commissioner Lara on Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address

February 18, 2020
Renew California Bill Would Create an Insurance Guarantee to Harden Homes Against Wildfire

February 13, 2020
La Mesa IHOP cook arrested for workers’ compensation fraud

February 12, 2020
Statement of Commissioner Lara on California Senate Action Plan to Combat Wildfires and Climate Change

February 11, 2020
Equal Insurance HIV Act announced to end discrimination against HIV-positive Californians for life and disability income insurance

February 5, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement on Governor’s clemency initiative

January Back to Top

January 28, 2020
Two arrested in $20 million workers’ compensation insurance fraud and kickback scheme

January 27, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court public charge ruling

January 24, 2020
Commissioner Lara clears career obstacles for licensing individuals with cannabis-related convictions following Proposition 64

January 22, 2020
Redding resident arrested for alleged insurance fraud after Carr Fire

January 17, 2020
$3.2 Million Sober Living Home Fraud Scheme Shut Down

January 10, 2020
Insurance agent sentenced for stealing $174,000 in insurance premiums from truck drivers and charter bus companies

January 10, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement on Governor’s 2020 budget

January 10, 2020
San Diego task force arrests fugitive who fled the country following alleged auto insurance fraud

January 9, 2020
Commissioner Lara Appoints Members to the Curriculum Board and the CIGA Board of Governors

January 8, 2020
Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement following guilty plea of rehab center owner in $175 million fraud case

January 2, 2020
2020 brings greater protections for insurance consumers as new laws sponsored by Commissioner Ricardo Lara go into effect

January 2, 2020
Long Beach insurance agent arrested after allegedly stealing thousands and leaving client’s business uninsured

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