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December 22, 2016
Former licensee faces felony charge for stealing from elderly woman

December 18, 2016
Judge enforces Jones’ order; State Farm must reduce rates

December 13, 2016
$10 million in tax credits awarded on $50 million of investments in underserved communities through final COIN CDFI Tax Credit Program

December 13, 2016
New anti-steering regulations issued to protect consumers

December 13, 2016
Insurance Commissioners Adopt Study of Home Sharing and Insurance Issues

December 12, 2016
Insurance Commissioner investigating allegations that Wells Fargo signed up consumers for insurance without their permission

December 12, 2016
Commissioner Jones receives national consumer advocacy award

December 8, 2016
Judge denies State Farm’s attempt to stop regulator’s order to reduce rates

December 7, 2016
Results released from first national insurance diversity survey

December 5, 2016
International insurance regulators establish forum to address sustainability issues

December 2, 2016
Seniors urged to act on Medicare enrollment before deadline

December 1, 2016
New consumer protection regulations issued for auto collision repair claims

November Back to Top

November 28, 2016
Insurance commissioner's enforcement action against Zenefits results in multi-million dollar penalty

November 28, 2016
Sentencing Update-Elaborate $2.25 million bogus insurance and annuity scheme uncovered

November 28, 2016
Conviction Update-North Hollywood agent guilty on three felony counts of Grand Theft

November 22, 2016
New online tool to search for life insurance benefits launches

November 17, 2016
AB 60 driver licenses believed to cause 2015 bump in insured vehicles

November 15, 2016
Friends’ fast and furious fraud scheme ends in felony charges

November 15, 2016
Commissioner Jones approves new life insurer to sell in California

November 10, 2016
Trump’s proposal to repeal ACA will leave 20 million without coverage

November 10, 2016
New coalition to protect senior veterans from financial abuse

November 10, 2016
Owners of southland sober living facilities arrested in massive fraud bust

November 7, 2016
State Farm ordered to reduce homeowner and rental rates and issue refunds

November 7, 2016
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issues statement on death of Former United States Attorney General Janet Reno

November 2, 2016
Attorney General defends Insurance Commissioner’s regulation in State Supreme Court case

November 1, 2016
Health insurance marketplace enrollment opens today

October Back to Top

October 31, 2016
Department of Insurance receives $1.84 million healthcare grant

October 27, 2016
Commissioner Jones asks workers’ compensation insurers to reduce rates for employers after finding costs declining

October 26, 2016
Don't wait until too late to get flood insurance

October 20, 2016
Fresno area company served cease and desist for alleged illegal insurance sales

October 20, 2016
Largest national disaster drill aims to prompt Californians to prepare

October 19, 2016
Insurance Commissioner obtains State Farm agreement to reduce rental dwelling insurance rates

October 17, 2016
New law impacts existing work comp policies effective January 1, 2017 changes definitions of excluded employees

October 13, 2016
$34.9 million awarded statewide to fight workers’ compensation fraud

October 10, 2016
Former Sac area agent embezzled over $100K from elderly mother’s trusts

October 6, 2016
Insurance Commissioner praises Governor for protecting workers and businesses with veto of misguided workers’ compensation insurer legislation

October 5, 2016
Central Valley farm labor contractor convicted in $5.4 million underground economy case

October 3, 2016
Kemper’s Death Master File Database announcement too little too late

October 3, 2016
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones responds to DMV’s autonomous vehicle draft regulations

September Back to Top

September 30, 2016
In raging fire season, consumers get extra protection to ensure adequate fire insurance coverage

September 30, 2016
Consumer protection improved with Governor Brown’s approval of public adjuster reform bill

September 28, 2016
Public adjuster arrested for ripping off Southland fire victims

September 23, 2016
Elaborate $2.25 million bogus insurance and annuity scheme uncovered

September 20, 2016
Former LA insurance broker convicted for stealing insurance premiums

September 20, 2016
Sentencing Update -Arraignment set for insurance agent on felony ID and grand theft charges

September 16, 2016
Southland medical team charged in felony billing fraud scheme

September 15, 2016
Arraignment set for former Los Angeles broker charged in decade-long auto insurance scheme

September 8, 2016
Center for Digital Government presents Department of Insurance with award for online portal solutions

September 6, 2016
Berkshire Hathaway agrees to stop selling unapproved workers’ comp policies

September 6, 2016
Stockton man pleads guilty to staging car accidents in a scheme to defraud insurance companies

September 1, 2016
Commissioner Jones appoints new deputy commissioner for rate regulation

August Back to Top

August 29, 2016
Bakersfield agent arrested for insurance fraud scheme involving more than 100 policies

August 23, 2016
Millions in savings for business and farm owners as commissioner approves reduced rates

August 19, 2016
Former El Dorado Hills man sentenced for scheme that misappropriated millions of dollars of workers' compensation funds

August 17, 2016
California celebrates 20 years of sustainable, impact investing helping underserved communities and the environment

August 15, 2016
Clayton Fire evacuees may have additional financial assistance available

August 10, 2016
Consumer Watchdog news release misleading

August 9, 2016
Arraignment set for insurance agent on felony ID and grand theft charges

August 4, 2016
Four additional insurers agree to change their use of Death Master File

July Back to Top

July 29, 2016
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issues statement on shooting of San Diego Police officers

July 28, 2016
CastlePoint National conserved by regulator to protect policyholders

July 26, 2016
Kern Country wildfire officially 100 percent contained

July 25, 2016
Soberanes Fire evacuees may have additional financial assistance available

July 25, 2016
Sand Fire evacuees may have additional financial assistance available

July 21, 2016
U.S. DOJ move to block health insurer mergers consistent with CA commissioner’s recommendation

July 20, 2016
Sentencing Update - Former Riverside agent convicted of grand theft in scheme targeting large retailer

July 20, 2016
Southland man sentenced for grand theft after posing as insurance agent

July 19, 2016
Sentencing update - Operation Nail Polish: Owners and employees of San Jose spa charged with insurance fraud

July 18, 2016
Whistleblower lawsuit results in $30 million settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb

July 13, 2016
Arrest of former Pomona insurance agent results in plea deal

July 11, 2016
Sentencing update - Two Los Angeles business owners arrested in alleged million dollar mobile phone insurance scam

July 11, 2016
Los Angeles agent caught embezzling over $100,000 from employer and clients

July 8, 2016
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issues statement on Dallas tragedy

July 8, 2016
Family caregivers urged to explore insurance options and resources

July 7, 2016
Sentencing update - Los Angeles insurance agent convicted of identity theft and forgery

July 6, 2016
Updated online price comparison tool helps homeowners find lower insurance rates

July 6, 2016
Former NFL player fails to juke authorities in staged collision scheme

July 1, 2016
Sentencing update on Cal Fire Captain arrested, along with insurance agent brother, for insurance fraud

June Back to Top

June 29, 2016
Berkshire Hathaway insurers ordered to cease and desist sale of illegal workers’ compensation policies

June 24, 2016
Kern County wildfire victims may have insurance coverage for additional living expenses

June 23, 2016
Unlicensed insurance agent arrested for stealing premiums totaling more than $140,000

June 23, 2016
Insurance commissioner urges U.S. Justice Department to block merger of Aetna and Humana

June 22, 2016
22 Defendants Named in Health Care Fraud Cases involving over $161 Million in Fraudulent Bills to Government Health Care Programs

June 21, 2016
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones supports bill to protect California’s historic state parks

June 20, 2016
Berkshire Hathaway insurer circumvents regulatory review at expense of California businesses

June 17, 2016
Retired Glendale dentist arrested for insurance fraud

June 16, 2016
Insurance commissioner urges U.S. Justice Department to block Anthem/Cigna merger

June 14, 2016
Allstate returns to California homeowner market after nine year absence writing new policies

June 13, 2016
Former Senator Ron Calderon pleads guilty and admits taking bribes from hospital CEO who conspired to commit workers’ compensation fraud

June 9, 2016
Ventura County employee convicted on workers' comp fraud charges

June 9, 2016
New death with dignity law gives terminally ill patients a choice

June 7, 2016
LA County teacher charged with workers’ compensation fraud and child abuse

June 7, 2016
New cybersecurity risk management alert for consumers and businesses

June 6, 2016
Seven indicted in case involving $98 million being fraudulently billed

June 3, 2016
Election of new Insurance Diversity Task Force Chair and Vice-Chair

June 2, 2016
Commissioner Jones announces retirement of department’s chief deputy and appoints new chief deputy

May Back to Top

May 31, 2016
Costs to insurers of providing workers’ compensation continue to decline

May 30, 2016
Former Riverside agent convicted of grand theft in scheme targeting large retailer

May 26, 2016
Baldwin Park Unified School District employee arrested for felony workers' comp fraud

May 25, 2016
Sentencing Update - Ventura man convicted a second time for investment scam targeting seniors

May 24, 2016
Freedom area insurance agent arrested for auto insurance fraud

May 23, 2016
Sentencing Update - Former insurance claim adjuster pleads guilty for embezzling more than $289k

May 20, 2016
Sentencing Update - Bakersfield agent arrested for embezzlement

May 19, 2016
Thriving underground economy targeted in statewide multi-agency outreach and enforcement effort

May 11, 2016
More than two dozen charged in staged collision auto insurance fraud scheme

May 6, 2016
Hollywood party promoter faces felony charges for forgery

May 5, 2016
Pomona transportation worker charged for workers’ comp fraud and perjury

May 4, 2016
Los Angeles medical worker arrested for disability fraud

May 4, 2016
Drivers over age 55 eligible for savings on auto insurance

May 4, 2016
Arraignment set for former Bakersfield agent charged in decade-long embezzlement scheme

May 2, 2016
Inland Empire agent busted in bogus annuity scheme

May 2, 2016
Baldwin Park custodian gets swept up in fraudulent workers’ comp claim

May 2, 2016
New national effort to survey supplier diversity in the insurance industry

April Back to Top

April 28, 2016
Investigation uncovers multi-million dollar workers’ comp employer fraud

April 21, 2016
Commissioner details impacts of climate change on California insurance marketplace

April 18, 2016
200,000 consumers receive $5 billion resulting from Insurance Commissioners' investigation

April 13, 2016
Organized crime ring busted for auto collision fraud

April 12, 2016
Experts caution that a written retirement plan is the key to financial security

April 12, 2016
Valley Springs insurance agent convicted of felony insurance fraud

April 8, 2016
19 charged with embezzling more than $250k from insurer

April 6, 2016
Bakersfield agent arrested for embezzlement

April 5, 2016
Three LA area insurance agents plead guilty in criminal case

March Back to Top

March 29, 2016
Stakeholders weigh in on Anthem Cigna merger at public hearing

March 28, 2016
Southland man arrested on multiple felonies while serving federal probation

March 22, 2016
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Statement on the acquisition of control of Health Net, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company by Centene Corporation

March 18, 2016
Four Southland residents sentenced for $3.8 million scam

March 16, 2016
Husband and wife insurance agent team charged with insurance fraud

March 15, 2016
Online price comparison tool helps California drivers shop for car insurance

March 9, 2016
Medical Provider Network Adequacy Regulations strengthen consumers’ access to timely health care

March 7, 2016
Former Los Angeles agent admits to embezzling from clients

March 3, 2016
New Allstate coverage approved for Uber and Lyft drivers

March 2, 2016
New online complaint center available for smart devices

March 2, 2016
Case Update: Los Angeles insurance agent convicted of identity theft and forgery

February Back to Top

February 23, 2016
Fresno insurance agent faces felony charges for pocketing auto premiums

February 19, 2016
Southland man arrested on multiple felonies while serving federal probation

February 17, 2016
Insurance Commissioner reaches agreement with Allstate to reduce homeowner insurance rates

February 17, 2016
Southland woman charged in bogus insurance policy commission scam

February 11, 2016
Zenefits' business practices under investigation

February 2, 2016
Four defendants to be arraigned for filing false insurance claims and collecting over $50,000 in insurance payments

February 1, 2016
Consumers can now apply online for state’s low-cost auto insurance program

January Back to Top

January 28, 2016
Medical professionals indicted in multi-million dollar kickback and bribery scheme

January 27, 2016
New ride-hailing coverage approved by Insurance Commissioner for Mercury Insurance

January 25, 2016
Valley and Butte fires cause an estimated $1 billion in insurance losses

January 25, 2016
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones calls for insurance industry divestment from coal

January 21, 2016
Insurance commissioner approves new USAA insurance product to fill gap for its ridesharing drivers

January 21, 2016
Advisory - Commissioner Jones encourages consumers to attend and testify at hearing on major health insurance merger (UPDATE)

January 20, 2016
Commissioner’s order offers Californians more protections under last resort homeowners insurance plan

January 19, 2016
Uber and Lyft drivers have new insurance option

January 16, 2016
Californians still not prepared for a major earthquake 22 years later

January 15, 2016
Ex-insurance agent sentenced to 10 years in prison for financial elder abuse

January 8, 2016
Los Angeles nightclub owner arrested for felony insurance fraud

January 8, 2016
Sacramento construction company owner arrested for insurance

January 1, 2016
2015 marked by improved insurance consumer protection, new product approvals and fraud busts

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