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2022 Press Releases

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September 26, 2022
Commissioner Lara protects insurance coverage for additional homeowners as wildfire emergencies continue in California

September 22, 2022
Commissioner Lara protects insurance coverage for over 236,000 homeowners following wildfire emergencies in Northern and Southern California

September 16, 2022
Commissioner Lara protects insurance coverage for additional Siskiyou County residents following wildfires

September 9, 2022
California leads world with new heat wave ranking law to protect from deadly effects of climate change

September 7, 2022
Commissioner Lara submits first-in-nation wildfire safety regulation to drive down cost of insurance

August Back to Top

August 18, 2022
Commissioner Lara issues PSAs on unlicensed insurance scams and

August 18, 2022
Former Westlake Village insurance agent and accomplice arrested for theft

August 16, 2022
National Health Insurance Company agrees to pay more than $1.9 million over prescription drug practices

August 15, 2022
Commissioner Lara protects insurance coverage for Siskiyou County residents following wildfires

August 11, 2022
Alleged ringleader of Inland Empire auto insurance fraud crew arraigned on 39 felony counts

August 10, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Lara announces statewide appointments to advance consumer protection mission

August 4, 2022
Surveillance and social media posts lead to felony arraignment of San Bernardino mechanic accused of workers’ compensation fraud

August 1, 2022
Commissioner Lara protects insurance coverage for Mariposa County residents as Oak Fire continues

August 1, 2022
Mercury Insurance illegally steered ‘good drivers’ toward higher-priced policies, Department alleges in major legal action

July Back to Top

July 26, 2022
Consumer Alert: Oak Fire evacuees could be eligible for evacuation-related expense reimbursements under their current insurance policy

July 21, 2022
Commissioner Lara acts to protect abortion coverage

July 15, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Lara issues workers’ compensation benchmark rate

July 12, 2022
Commissioner Lara protects insurance coverage for over 85,000 Central Coast residents

July 11, 2022
“Yellowstone” actress charged with workers’ compensation insurance fraud

June Back to Top

June 30, 2022
Former Bakersfield insurance agent arraigned after allegedly embezzling clients’ insurance premiums

June 30, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara takes action to stop bias and discriminatory use of consumer data by insurance companies

June 24, 2022
Department acts to protect drivers from mishandled claims by app-based auto insurance seller Go Maps and insurer Topa

June 24, 2022
Department answers questions on insurance coverage for abortion

June 24, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Lara announces appointment to the California Long Term Care Insurance Task Force

June 20, 2022
Former police officers to be arraigned for kidnapping while acting as bounty hunters

June 20, 2022
Legislation co-sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara  ends unfair discrimination in California’s HIV statutes

June 16, 2022
Porter Ranch limo company owner arraigned for alleged workers’ comp fraud

June 13, 2022
Commissioner Lara applauds passage of 2022-23 State Budget bill by State Legislature

June 8, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Lara announces appointment to the California Long Term Care Insurance Task Force

June 6, 2022
Former insurance broker arraigned for stealing premium payments from low income individuals

June 3, 2022
Bakersfield couple charged with insurance fraud and arson following joint investigation

June 2, 2022
Palmdale insurance agents allegedly stole identities to gain $125,000 in unearned commissions

June 1, 2022
Commissioner Lara bans insurance companies from limiting access to life-saving screenings and treatment

May Back to Top

May 25, 2022
Fraud investigation leads to arrest of Palm Springs insurance agent who allegedly stole from late art dealer

May 13, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Lara on Governor’s May Budget Revision: "Bold leadership on multiple fronts to face mounting threats”

May 2, 2022
Former Lake Forest insurance agent allegedly steals nearly $50,000 from elderly clients

April Back to Top

April 29, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Lara announces statewide board appointments to advance consumer protection mission

April 28, 2022
Former Camarillo insurance agent sentenced for stealing insurance premiums from business owners

April 19, 2022
Former Irvine insurance agent who fled state arraigned for theft and fraud

April 18, 2022
Commissioner Lara holds insurance companies accountable in push for more investment in solutions to fight climate change

April 13, 2022
Former Bakersfield insurance agent arraigned after allegedly stealing clients’ insurance premiums

April 8, 2022
Santa Clarita contractor arraigned for 21 felony counts of forgery, theft, and fraud

April 8, 2022
U.S. insurance commissioners endorse internationally-recognized climate risk disclosure standard for insurance companies

April 1, 2022
Department detectives arrest former La Quinta insurance agent for theft and embezzlement

March Back to Top

March 23, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Lara announces statewide board appointments to advance Department’s consumer protection mission

March 22, 2022
Former licensed agent faces felony charges in insurance fraud scheme

March 14, 2022
Commissioner Lara and legislative leaders urge insurance companies to withdraw all financial support for Russian regime

March 10, 2022
Commissioner Lara approves higher commercial coverage limits offered by California FAIR Plan

February Back to Top

February 25, 2022
Commissioner Lara announces new regulations to improve wildfire safety and drive down cost of insurance

February 16, 2022
First-in-nation legislation for early warning and ranking of extreme heat waves introduced in California Assembly

February 15, 2022
Rubio bill targets illegal car extended warranty robo-calls and other unlicensed insurance scams

February 14, 2022
Marin County husband and wife sentenced in insurance fraud case totaling nearly $1 million

February 14, 2022
Commissioner Lara and state emergency agencies issue “Safer from Wildfires” framework to protect existing homes and communities

February 11, 2022
Commissioner Lara’s Statement on Latest Court Ruling Providing Win for Consumers over FAIR Plan

February 11, 2022
Oceanside man convicted of defrauding ill brother out of $120,000

February 10, 2022
Department issues 14 Cease and Desist Orders to protect California consumers from unlicensed health coverage

February 8, 2022
Former OC resident sentenced to four years in prison for $1.4 million insurance fraud

January Back to Top

January 31, 2022
Fresno auto insurance fraud investigation results in charges for couple

January 27, 2022
Husband and wife business owners charged in $4.5 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme

January 27, 2022
North Hollywood insurance agent arraigned for 13 felony counts in alleged “affinity group” discounts scheme

January 26, 2022
Commissioner Lara voices strong support for AB 1400 to give all Californians access to quality health care

January 25, 2022
Calipatria insurance agent sentenced in burial policy and life insurance scheme

January 21, 2022
Commissioner Lara approves new coverage options for farms and agricultural businesses under state’s FAIR Plan

January 20, 2022
Former Palmdale insurance agent sentenced in theft and embezzlement scheme

January 18, 2022
Cease and Desist Order targets illegal vehicle extended warranty sales and denial of consumers’ claims

January 10, 2022
Insurance Commissioner Lara commends Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 budget plan for dramatically expanding health care and fighting climate change

January 4, 2022
New insurance laws for 2022 will protect Californians’ health and safety

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