California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones News

California Commissioner Wants Investigation Following Airline Near Miss

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who was a passenger last week on the Air Canada flight 759 that nearly landed on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport, has sent a letter to the airline and three aviation and transportation …

California Commissioner Was Passenger on Jet That Nearly Landed on Taxiway

A top California state official said he was a passenger on an Air Canada jet that nearly landed on a taxiway where four other planes were sitting rather than the designated runway at San Francisco International Airport earlier this week. …

California Commissioner ‘Undeterred’ by Challenges to Climate Disclosure Initiative

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones responded to challenges to his calls for insurers to disclose their investments in fossil fuels. Oklahoma’s attorney general has sent a letter to Jones threatening legal action if that state continues with its policy of …

Settlement Deal Between California Commissioner and Applied Underwriters

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that the California Department of Insurance has reached a settlement agreement with Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries to stop what he calls “bait and switch marketing tactics” used to sell a workers’ compensation insurance products. …

California’s Enforcement against W.R. Berkley Ends in $12M Settlement

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced that the enforcement action taken against W.R. Berkley Corp. entities and operating units has resulted in a $12 million settlement. Admiral Insurance Co., Admiral Risk Insurance Services Inc. nka BXM Insurance Services Inc., …

California Commissioner Lowers Workers’ Comp Pure Premium

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a revised advisory pure premium rate, lowering the benchmark to $2.02 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance effective July 1. This is 16.5 percent less than the average pure premium rate of …

California Court Denies Review of Insurer Challenge to Commissioner’s Advertising Decision

The California Supreme Court this week rejected a petition for review by Mercury Insurance and a coalition of insurance industry groups in a case that pitted them against California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. The California Department of Insurance hailed the …

State Farm Issues $13.3M in Refunds to California Policyholders

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that State Farm has issued refunds totaling $13.3 million for overcharged premiums to 241,356 California consumers in compliance with his rate reduction order after the carrier lost two court battles. The refunds are …

California OKs Lower Rates for State Farm’s Boat, Home Inland Marine Policies

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved rate reductions for two State Farm inland marine policies that he said will bring millions of dollars in premium savings for tens of thousands of boat owners and homeowners with jewelry and higher …

$40M Workers’ Comp Medical Kickback Operation in California Shut Down

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on Thursday announced a shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation and the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and …