Series of Hearings on Key Insurance Issues Kicks Off Today

February 14, 2001

A workers’ compensation hearing begins at 9 a.m. this morning in the California State Capitol in Sacramento. This is the first of three hearings set by Assemblyman Thomas Calderon, D-Montebello, to increase public awareness and understanding of key insurance issues that are affecting all consumers in California.

The other two hearings include the future of the California Earthquake Authority (Feb. 28) and the status of the ongoing reformation of the California Department of Insurance and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (March 7). Those providing information at the hearings include Commissioner Harry Low, the State Treasurer, the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, the California Earthquake Authority, the Rand Institute, consumer advocates and representative experts from labor, the insurance industry, and the medical and legal communities.

Assemblyman Calderon’s goal is “to create baseline of information that will enable us to navigate through complicated insurance issues with a level understanding that will ensure all Californians have access to attainable, affordable and consumer-friendly insurance.”

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