California Department of Insurance News

California’s Comp Insurers Had 5.1% More in Direct Written Premium in 2016

California workers’ compensation insurers wrote $12.96 billion in direct written premium last year, an increase of $628 million, or 5.1 percent, from the prior year, according to new data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners released by the California …

Schnoll Named General Counsel of California Department of Insurance

Ken Schnoll has been named general counsel for the California Department of Insurance. Schnoll has more than 30 years of experience, including work in regulatory and transactional matters with health insurers and property/casualty insurers. Schnoll was a partner at Dentons …

Insurtech Slice Now Offering Homeshare Insurance in California

Slice Insurance Technologies, an insurtech company offering on-demand, short-term insurance coverage, is now selling its commercial lines insurance product for homesharing hosts in California. The California Department of Insurance said that the surplus lines broker is coming into the market to …

California Comp Bureau Testifies on Lower Rates at Pure Premium Hearing

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau testified at a California Department of Insurance public hearing today regarding the bureau’s July 1 pure premium rate filing, which was submitted to the CDI on April 11, the WCIRB announced. WCIRB Executive Vice …

California Insurer Groups and Insurance Department Battle over Auto Repair Survey Bill

A California bill that could affect auto repair costs is making its way through state Legislature, and one group that’s happy about that is the Association of California Insurance Companies. ACIC is one of several groups backing Assembly Bill 1679, …

California Wants Insurers to Double up on Rate Filings

Health insurers seeking regulatory approval for 2018 individual insurance plans can file two sets of premium rates as a way to deal with market uncertainty created by Republicans’ promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, a California state insurance regulator said …

Southern California Couple that Charged Police with Racism Arrested For Fraud

A Southern California couple that had filed an official complaint accusing police officers of racism, has been arrested for insurance fraud and filing a false police report. Lamont Goodwin, 33, and Sylvia Camarillo, 31, were arrested last week by California …

Online Tool Locates California Agents, Brokers Who Speak A Foreign Language

The California Department of Insurance has launched an online language locator tool to enable consumers to find insurance agents and brokers in their area who speak their language. The tool gives access to information on more than 11,000 agents and …

40 Suspects Are Part of Family Auto Fraud Ring in California

California Department of Insurance detectives and investigators with the Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force today arrested seven suspects, charged an additional 22 who are self-surrendering, and are still seeking 11 more suspects for allegedly running an organized automotive insurance fraud …

Educational Conference in California to Address ‘State of the Industry’

What the final two years of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will entail is among the topics to be discussed during a conference in Southern California in March. The WIAA Education and Research Foundation will present a conference titled “Challenges, …