California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones News

California Commissioner Applauds Supreme Court Decision Against Hartford

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is praising a recent unanimous California Supreme Court decision that he said ensures policyholders are protected from insurers refusing to cover third-party liability claims when the insured transfers the insurance benefits after the events triggering …

California Law Agencies Get $34.9M to Fight Workers’ Comp Fraud

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has awarded $34.9 million in grants to 37 district attorney offices representing 42 counties in California to combat workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The grants are funded through employer assessments, and they support law enforcement efforts in …

Cal Fire Captain, Insurance Agent Brother Arrested For Insurance Fraud

A California Fire captain and his insurance agent brother have been arrested for insurance fraud. Neal Moriarty, 38, a Cal Fire Captain, and Ross Moriarty, 42, a licensed insurance agent, were arrested last week on multiple felony counts of insurance …

California’s COIN Program Generates “Tens of Millions” in Community Funds

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday paid homage to the insurance industry for “tens of millions” of charitable dollars that came from the insurance industry as part of the California Organized Investment Network. Jones made his remarks at the …

New Insurance Rules for California Ridesharing in Effect Today

A new law requiring that ridesharing drivers and companies have liability insurance coverage during all three periods in which they use the ride-sharing application goes into effect today. The rules are in effect under Assembly Bill 2293, which was signed …

Court Upholds California Broker’s License Revocation for Sexual Misconduct

The Court of Appeal upheld a decision by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to revoke the broker-agent license of Wellman Dale Shew, 55, of Fresno. When the California Department of Insurance learned that Shew had two misdemeanor convictions in California …

First Major California Insurer to Offer Ridesharing Endorsement

Farmers will become the first large California insurer to start offering a ridesharing insurance product on Thursday. In an announcement made at the Los Angeles office of California Department of Insurance today, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Farmers Group …

California Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Car Ablaze to Cash in on Insurance

Richard Peters, 36, of Lakeside, Calif., pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud after being arrested last week by the San Diego Urban Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force on suspicion that he set fire to his vehicle in …

California Department of Insurance Approves CEA Rate Reduction

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a statewide rate reduction of 10 percent for earthquake insurance policies issued by the California Earthquake Authority. The reduction is effective Jan. 1, 2016. Jones also approved additional CEA coverage options for consumers, including …

Video Ads Next Big Thing in Ridesharing?

James Bellefeuille is an Uber driver for a living, though he admits that what he earns is not much to live on. Yet in the new sharing economy, there’s hope for people like Bellefeuille who can bring some innovation and …