About the Commissioner
Dave Jones is California's Insurance Commissioner.
- Saved California consumers and businesses over $1.9 billion in premiums by regulating rates for auto, homeowners and other property and casualty insurance;
- Implementing healthcare reform, including market reforms to protect consumers and expand access to health insurance;
- Issued emergency regulations establishing stronger requirements for health insurers to create and maintain sufficient medical provider networks to provide timely access to medical care;
- Saved California consumers $323 million through the review of health insurance rates;
- Recovered more than $243 million for consumers from consumer complaints and market conduct exams;
- Sponsored successful legislation to give small employers more time to comply with the Affordable Care Act;
- Reduced medical malpractice rates, saving medical providers $55 million;
- Required health insurance companies to cover an essential treatment for autism.
- Protected California's seniors with new laws on the sale of annuities;
- Obtained insurance company investments in low and moderate income communities;
- Investigating insurance fraud, which has led to nearly 3,422 arrests to date;
- Won a major anti-fraud lawsuit combatting healthcare provider fraud, which costs consumers hundreds of millions of dollars; and
- Leading a national investigation of life insurance companies and secured payment of hundreds of millions in unpaid benefits and strict business reforms to ensure companies end decades-long practice of improperly holding onto life insurance benefits.
- Established first in the nation insurance diversity initiative.
- Leading a national investigation of Anthem data breach.
- Reforming California's conservatorship laws, enacting sweeping protections for seniors and dependent adults facing abuse (Assembly Bill 1363 of 2006);
- Preventing HMOs and health insurers from discriminating against women by charging men and women different rates for the same health insurance policies (Assembly Bill 119 of 2009);
- First-in-the-nation "green insurance" legislation allowing Californians to share their personal vehicles in car-sharing pools without invalidating their auto insurance (Assembly Bill 1871 of 2010);
- Securing billions in federal funding to improve California's hospital health care safety net and fund children's health care by establishing a hospital provider fee (Assembly Bill 1383 of 2009);
- Protecting private medical records from misuse (Assembly Bill 1298 of 2007) and disclosure (Assembly Bill 211 of 2008);
- Creating one of the nation's largest early childhood education and preschool programs to give children the best possible start (Assembly Bill 2759 of 2008).