Fraud Assessment Commission
The Fraud Assessment Commission (FAC) is charged with allocating funding to fraud prosecutors statewide.The FAC meets 3-4 times per year (typically January, June, and September). Meetings are generally held in Sacramento.
The Insurance Commissioner does not make any appointments to the FAC. Pursuant to California Insurance Code 1872.83 the Governor appoints six members to the FAC who serve four year terms or until the Governor appoints a replacement.
Originally, the FAC was comprised of five individuals representing self-insurers, insured employers, workers' compensation insurers, and the President of the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), who is an ex-officio voting member. By statute, SCIF is granted permanent membership on the FAC.In September 2003, with the passage of AB 749, two additional commission members representing organized labor were added.
Presently, the commission is composed of seven members, consisting of two representatives of organized labor, two representatives of self-insured employers, one representative of insured employers, one representative of workers' compensation insurers, and the President of the State Compensation Insurance Fund, or his or her designee.
Persons appointed to the FAC are required by law to file a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Statement of Economic Interests - Form 700 annually and complete an online Ethics Training Course every odd year.
Fraud Assessment Commission Members
Dan Calamuci - Mr. Calamuci was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Fraud Assessment Commission in January 2023 representing organized labor. He is the senior representative for strategic campaigns and research at the Nor Cal Carpenters Union, representing nearly 37,000 members in carpentry and related crafts in California’s northern 46 counties. Mr. Calamuci leads a team engaged in policy analysis, construction industry economic research, and strategic research for organizing, compliance, and contract campaigns. Prior to joining the Carpenters in 2007, Mr. Calamuci was a strategic campaigns assistant at the AFL-CIO, and later served as the U.S. campaigns coordinator for the National Labor Committee, an anti-sweatshop non-profit. He holds an M.S. in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a B.A. from George Washington University. Mr. Calamuci is a trustee of the Building Industry Trust, a member of the Geary Community Advisory Committee, and a member of Carpenters Local 22.
Branden Lopez - Mr. Lopez was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Fraud Assessment Commission in October 2019 representing organized labor. Mr. Lopez has been the executive director of the Center for Contract Compliance (CCC) since 2017, where he served as a labor investigator since 2005. The CCC investigates issues related to prevailing wage, apprenticeship, and workers' compensation premium fraud. Before that, Mr. Lopez worked in the construction industry as a laborer foreman from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Lopez also serves on several boards, including the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Fair Contracting, the Board of Trustees for IPM Health & Welfare Trust and the Laborers’ Vacation Savings Trust, and is the Recording Secretary on the Executive Board of the Laborers’ Union, Local 1184. Mr. Lopez earned a BA in Political Science/Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside, a Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law and is a member of the California State Bar.
Vacant - One of the representatives of self-insured employers member positions is vacant.
Vacant - The second of two representatives of self-insured employer member positions is vacant.
Vacant - One of the representatives of insured employers member positions is vacant.
Vacant - The representative of workers’ compensation insurers member positions is vacant.
Jay Bobrowsky – Mr. Bobrowsky was designated by the President of the State Fund Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) in August 2019 and is an ex-officio voting member of the Fraud Assessment Commission. Mr. Bobrowsky is the Senior Vice President of Special Investigations for SCIF. He has been an active member of the Northern California Fraud Investigators Associations (NCFIA) /Anti-Fraud Alliance (AFA) since 1995. Mr. Bobrowsky is the current AFA President, and a prior NCFIA/AFA Board Member. He has over 25 years of diverse experience in insurance fraud and investigation services and some of his previous positions include: National SIU Program Manager for Pacific Specialty Insurance Company; Vice President of Operations, Western Region for GlobalOptions (Investigations); Northern California SIU manager for Farmers Insurance; and founding member and Senior Special Investigations Manager for Esurance Insurance Company SIU. Mr. Bobrowsky also served in the Special Investigative Units (SIU) of Progressive Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance companies and as a past president of the Western Auto Theft Investigators’ (WSATI) – Northern Chapter.
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