CDI News

California Auto Insurance Fraud Sweep Nets Nearly 200

Detectives from the California Department of Insurance assisted by local district attorneys and local law enforcement spent the last week serving arrest warrants in 22 counties where more than 200 felony counts and multiple misdemeanor charges were filed against 195 …

Small Workers’ Comp Carrier Exits California

Public Service Mutual Insurance Co.’s exit from California’s workers’ compensation market isn’t a reflection of the health of the state’s workers’ comp system, according to the California Department of Insurance. The workers’ comp carrier is part of the Magna Carta …

Website Has Investment Policies of California’s Largest Insurers

The community investment policies of the state’s top 206 insurance companies are now available on the California Department of Insurance website. “By knowing what types of investments California insurers plan to make, as well as their decision process on making …

Safeco in California to Pay Out $3M For Using Credit Scores

Safeco Insurance Co. has agreed to pay a $900,000 fine and reform its approval process for homeowners and auto insurance coverage, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Friday. Safeco was fined for the unapproved use of credit scores to deny …

California Department of Insurance Settles with Zurich over Workers’ Comp

The California Department of Insurance announced a settlement with Zurich American Insurance Co. and Zurich American Insurance Co. of Illinois over what CDI alleged was improper use of workers’ compensation insurance agreements. Zurich’s agreements forced California employers to arbitrate commercial …

‘Key Figure’ in Organized Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Nabbed

Teddy Marks, 41, of Morgan Hill, Calif., who the California Department of Insurance is calling a “key figure” in an organized auto insurance fraud ring, has been arrested on two felony counts of insurance fraud and one felony count of …

California Department of Insurance Wants to be ‘Liked’

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and the California Department of Insurance really want you to like them. CDI now has a Facebook page. The page was launched on Thursday, and had about a dozen “Likes” as soon as the page was …

Calif. Homeowners Underinsurance Regs Take Effect, Despite Legal Challenges

A series of new California homeowners regulations aimed at enhancing the standards and training for estimating the replacement value on homeowners’ insurance in the event of a disaster took effect on June 27. Meanwhile, two insurance trade associations continue to …