LOW KNOWS BEST

Newly inaugurated Insurance Commissioner Harry Low announced plans to reorganize the California Department of Insurance (CDI). Low, who has been meeting with employees in the CDI’s offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento, said the streamlining changes will facilitate more efficient service to Californians. Changes include: the creation of an Office of Community and Constituent Affairs; the creation of a Special Projects Office; the Conservation and Liquidation Office will report directly to the Commissioner’s Office; the Administration Branch expanded to include the Producer Licensing Bureau and is now called the Administration and Licensing Services Branch; the Fraud Division combined with the Investigations Bureau to create the Criminal Investigations Branch; the creation of an E-Government and Technology Solutions Branch; and the creation of a Strategic Planning, Policy and Research Branch.