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December 30, 2014
Nine consumer protection bills sponsored by insurance commissioner signed into law in 2014

December 18, 2014
Major health insurer imposes unreasonable rate on California businesses

December 16, 2014
Warning to consumers of potential scams during AB 60 license process

December 15, 2014
Insurance Commissioner responds to 60 Minutes story about insurer denials of coverage for mental health treatment

December 12, 2014
Kitchen worker double-dips to collect workers’ comp benefits while working other jobs

December 10, 2014
Former Bridezilla arrested for felony insurance fraud

December 10, 2014
Consumers urged to review insurance policy before storm hits

December 8, 2014
Department of Insurance hosts historic matchmaking session pairing diverse suppliers with 14 large insurers to increase supplier diversity

December 4, 2014
Two OC residents arraigned in $11 million Ponzi scheme

November Back to Top

November 25, 2014
Symetra Insurance Company changes its use of the Death Master File

November 24, 2014
California's "sandwich generation" feeling increased financial pressure

November 17, 2014
Central Valley agent targeted seniors in scam

November 14, 2014
Insurance Commissioner recommends lower advisory pure premium rate than suggested by workers' comp rating bureau

November 13, 2014
Department of Insurance ready to review new auto insurance policies for drivers of Transportation Network Companies like Uber, Sidecar and Lyft

November 13, 2014
Sun Life Insurance Company agrees to change its use of the Death Master File

November 13, 2014
Medical provider offers clients Pilates then bills insurance companies for expensive diagnostic services

November 12, 2014
Nearly 200 arrested in statewide auto insurance fraud sweep

November 10, 2014
Bogus coffee burn photos lead to arrest of McDonald's customer for fraud

November 5, 2014
Neighbors convicted of insurance fraud in staged auto theft

October Back to Top

October 28, 2014
Sentencing update on ex-insurance broker arrested for embezzlement

October 23, 2014
Anthem makes only small adjustment in rate increase after public scrutiny

October 23, 2014
Los Angeles County Probation Officer arrested for disability fraud

October 23, 2014
Bogus bond lands Burbank contractor in Superior Court

October 22, 2014
Insurance Commissioner responds to Anthem’s move to lower their excessive rate increase on small business

October 22, 2014
Anthem Blue Cross rate increase on small group policies is excessive and unreasonable

October 20, 2014
Sentencing update on Ventura agent that sold bogus insurance policies

October 20, 2014
California consumers reminded of dangers of flood damage

October 16, 2014
Californians urged to prepare before the next big one hits

October 14, 2014
Tax credits awarded to insurers for investing $23.2 million in California’s underserved communities

October 8, 2014
Sentencing update on former West Covina agent accused of identity theft

October 8, 2014
Winnetka insurance agent arrested for grand theft and embezzlement

October 8, 2014
Three insurance companies receive awards for community investments

October 7, 2014
Former agent who pocketed insurance premiums pleads guilty to fraud

October 6, 2014
Orange County insurance agent arrested for scamming insurers for $1.4 million in commissions

October 1, 2014
Santa Barbara institutional officer arrested for illegally collecting more than $60,000 in workers' comp benefits

September Back to Top

September 30, 2014
California becomes first in the nation to increase consumer protections in pet insurance

September 24, 2014
Broken ATV and false insurance claim lead to arrest of Mendota man

September 22, 2014
New law increases financial data protection for insurers

September 19, 2014
New law to reduce number of uninsured drivers on California’s roads

September 19, 2014
Law enforcement teams fan out across Weed and Oakhurst to protect wildfire victims

September 18, 2014
Living expense reimbursement may help Oakhurst wildfire victims recover

September 17, 2014
Reform legislation signed to improve insurance community investment program

September 17, 2014
Consumer protection bill helps Californians avoid losing their insurance coverage

September 16, 2014
Train workers' insurance fund authorized to offer death benefits for surviving family members

September 16, 2014
Living expense reimbursement may help northern California fire victims

September 15, 2014
Insurance issues for self-driving cars addressed at public hearing

September 12, 2014
Husband and wife team conspire to commit auto insurance fraud

September 8, 2014
Insurance and bond agent steals more than $100,000 from LA area businesses

September 2, 2014
Mother and son conspire to commit fraud forging dead woman’s signature to collect more than $165,000 in benefits

August Back to Top

August 29, 2014
Parents reminded to re-evaluate insurance needs for college bound children

August 28, 2014
Multiple state agencies combine efforts to conduct statewide underground economy sweep - many violations found

August 28, 2014
California and Virginia join international information exchange agreement

August 25, 2014
Department of Insurance responds to assist residents following Napa quake

August 19, 2014
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones statement in response to the passing of Grantland Johnson

August 11, 2014
Bomb-strapped bank robbery co-conspirator charged with workers’ comp fraud

August 6, 2014
Former Ventura County agent convicted of embezzling insurance premiums

July Back to Top

July 30, 2014
Bay Area auto body shop owner sentenced for insurance fraud

July 29, 2014
Department of Insurance analysis finds California consumers experienced steep health insurance rate hikes in 2014

July 28, 2014
Homeowners displaced by Sand Fire eligible for living expense reimbursement

July 23, 2014
Seniors win more protection with new annuity disclosure requirements

July 18, 2014
Modesto bail extortion bust results in plea deal

July 9, 2014
Sentencing update on glass harvesting ring

July 7, 2014
Small Employer Health Coverage urgency bill signed into law

July 3, 2014
Homeowners displaced by Butts Fire eligible for living expense reimbursement

July 3, 2014
Homeowners in high fire risk areas sold bogus insurance policies

July 2, 2014
Five arrested for ripping off insurers for more than $600k

June Back to Top

June 30, 2014
Commissioner Jones’ response to Supreme Court contraceptive decision

June 25, 2014
Pair arrested for fraud associated with staging three fake collisions

June 25, 2014
Business owner arrested on multiple felony charges for illegal business operations and workers' compensation insurance fraud

June 25, 2014
Husband pleads guilty to insurance fraud after wife sets home on fire

June 25, 2014
Phantom collisions result in multiple arrests in auto insurance fraud case

June 20, 2014
Operation Bogus Burglary nets six arrests in San Diego County

June 20, 2014
Pet insurance bill provides important consumer protection for rapidly growing market

June 18, 2014
Department of Insurance selects University of California to improve information transparency of healthcare pricing and quality for consumers

June 18, 2014
Ex-insurance broker arrested for embezzlement

June 13, 2014
Court affirms Insurance Commissioner’s Rate Regulation Authority

June 13, 2014
Multi-agency task force conducts statewide underground economy sweep

June 12, 2014
CDI leads multi-agency task force in statewide underground economy sweep

June 12, 2014
Couple surrenders following investigation of false theft claim for Lincoln LS

June 12, 2014
Proposed CPUC regulations improve consumer protection for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar

June 11, 2014
California Court of Appeal issues reversal and orders necessary mental health treatment to be covered by insurers

June 11, 2014
Falsified medical documents discovered in disability investigation

June 10, 2014
City of Los Angeles employee arrested for grand theft

June 6, 2014
Paving Contractors Arrested for Workers' Compensation, Prevailing Wage and Payroll Fraud

June 5, 2014
Pacific Grove architect pleads guilty to workers' compensation fraud

June 4, 2014
Dancing hamster arrested on insurance fraud charges

June 3, 2014
$270,000 Lamborghini damaged by uninsured tow company

May Back to Top

May 29, 2014
Small employer health coverage bill passes Senate Floor

May 29, 2014
Department of Insurance intensifies efforts to fight workers' compensation fraud in Southern California

May 28, 2014
Department of Insurance cracks down on auto insurance fraud in Los Angeles area

May 28, 2014
Postal worker charged with workers’ compensation fraud

May 23, 2014
Million dollar organized fraud ring targeting Southland auto dealers and insurers leads to 13 arrested in LA area

May 19, 2014
Former L.A. Unified School District officer arrested for workers' compensation fraud

May 16, 2014
Department of Insurance investigation leads to arrest in arson for hire case

May 16, 2014
Beverly Hills dentist pays more than $780,000 in restitution for insurance fraud

May 15, 2014
Business owner fails to report payroll and is arrested on premium insurance fraud

May 14, 2014
Poinsettia Fire evacuees may have certain living expenses reimbursed

May 14, 2014
Northern California residents urged to prepare for wildfire season

May 13, 2014
Los Angeles family of three arrested for auto insurance fraud

May 13, 2014
Los Angeles residents urged to prepare for wildfire season

May 12, 2014
Social Media post leads to guilty plea in healthcare fraud case

May 12, 2014
Rate reduction generates $38 million in savings for USAA policyholders

May 9, 2014
Fraudulent disability claim nets care facility owner more than $174,000

May 9, 2014
Individuals scammed out of more than $3 million by worthless investment contracts

May 8, 2014
Urgency bill to give small employers the option to keep existing health policy coverage passes Senate Health Committee

May 7, 2014
Sentencing set for former Murrieta broker

May 7, 2014
Parks and recreation worker exploits Lyme disease diagnosis for $364,000 through a fraudulent workers' compensation claim

May 6, 2014
Workers’ compensation fraud and habitual lying result in eight year sentence

April Back to Top

April 30, 2014
Etiwanda wildfire evacuees may have certain living expenses reimbursed

April 29, 2014
CEA policyholders file claims, receive payments for damage from La Habra earthquake

April 16, 2014
New regulations assure appropriate treatment for autism

April 11, 2014
U.S. Postal letter carrier arrested for Workers’ Compensation fraud

April 11, 2014
Fullerton insurance agent sentenced to five years for Ponzi scheme targeting Latino seniors

April 9, 2014
Insurance commissioner recommends Uber, Lyft & Sidecar bear the burden of providing insurance

April 8, 2014
Annuities are good retirement tools, but exercise caution

March Back to Top

March 29, 2014
5.1 Southern California earthquake reminds Californians to be prepared for the Big One

March 26, 2014
Restitution received for victims of Woodward senior fraud case

March 25, 2014
Insurance Commissioner makes initial recommendations on Uber, Lyft, Sidecar insurance

March 25, 2014
Statement regarding Hobby Lobby contraceptive case before Supreme Court

March 14, 2014
Insurance Commissioner encouraged by Transportation Network Companies increasing insurance coverage

March 14, 2014
Community development investment policies of California’s largest insurers now on Department of Insurance website

March 13, 2014
Semi-truck mechanic arrested for workers' comp fraud after video evidence reveals him performing strenuous activities

February Back to Top

February 28, 2014
Transgender access to care

February 26, 2014
What you need to know if you receive a non-renewal notice from your insurance company

February 21, 2014
500 million dollar medical and workers’ comp fraud conspiracy uncovered

February 10, 2014
USAA shows industry best practice with its use of the Death Master File

February 6, 2014
More than $63.7 million recovered for California consumers in 2013

January Back to Top

January 29, 2014
Department of Insurance responds to Consumer Watchdog

January 29, 2014
Statement by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on the passing of Robert Morales

January 21, 2014
Another multistate settlement reached in Death Master case

January 15, 2014
Rancho Cucamonga attorney convicted of using paid recruiters to prey on accident victims

January 7, 2014
Department of Insurance finds Blue Shield 9.8 percent increase on grandfathered policies excessive and unreasonable

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