California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones News

California Commissioner Issues Auto Collision Repair Regulations

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued new Auto Collision Repair Labor Rate Survey Regulations that he said will increase consumer protections when a damaged vehicle is repaired. The California Department of Insurance over the last several years has worked on …

California Fines Online Benefits Firm Zenefits $7M Over Unlicensed Employees

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today levied $7 million in penalties against online benefits broker Zenefits for multiple license violations. Zenefits was charged with allowing unlicensed employees to transact insurance and circumventing insurance agent education requirements. This is the largest …

Jones: Undocumented License Law in California May Have Led to UM Drop

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that Assembly Bill 60, a law which provided driver’s licenses to those who could not submit proof of legal presence in the U.S., may have led to a modest decrease in the number …

California Commissioner Makes Statement on Trump’s Promise to Repeal Obamacare

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a statement on Thursday in which he warns about the negative impact if president-elect Donald Trump’s proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act are successful. “Passage of the Affordable Care Act was one of the …

California Commissioner Orders State Farm to Reduce Homeowner Rates

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday issued a decision requiring State Farm Insurance Co. to reduce its dwelling insurance rates by an average of 7.0 percent, resulting is $78.6 million in annual savings for California policyholders. State Farm requested …

AG Defends California Insurance Commissioner’s Regulatory Move

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week, during which the Attorney General’s office in suit filed by the insurance industry defended a regulatory move by Insurance Dave Jones. The regulation was developed under Commissioner Steve Poizner and issued …

California Commissioner Wants Workers’ Comp Insurers to Reduce Rates

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a formal finding today that costs to insurers in the workers’ compensation system are declining and he’s asking workers’ comp insurers to pass those cost savings on to employers in the form of lower …

State Farm Agrees to Cut Rental Rates in California by 40%

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday announced he has obtained an agreement from State Farm General Insurance Co. to reduce their rental dwelling program policyholders’ rates statewide by an average of 40 percent. The reduction is to be effective …

California Commissioner Issues Decision on Workers’ Comp Regulatory Filing

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a decision regarding the Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau’s Jan. 1, 2017 regulatory filing submitted to the California Department of Insurance in June. Jones approved all the changes to the Standard Classification System proposed by …

New California Workers’ Comp Law on Excluded Employees Causing Headaches

In advance of a possible headache brewing for workers’ compensation providers, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Monday notified all workers’ comp insurers writing policies in the state about changes to procedures related to excluded employees created by a new …