California Department of Insurance News

Former California Insurance Agent Arraigned on 40 Felony Grand Theft Counts

Anna Gabriela Garcia, 46, of Capistrano Beach, Calif., was arraigned and charged with 40 felony counts of grand theft after allegedly collecting premium payments from customers and diverting the funds of over $195,000 for personal use. Garcia, a former licensed …

California Insurance Commissioner Wants Inventory Requirements Eased for 2018 Wildfire Survivors

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones wants insurers to assist wildfire survivors by voluntarily easing detailed personal property home inventory requirements and to follow the lead of other insurers providing at least 75 percent and up to 100 percent of contents …

California Department of Insurance Issues Cease and Desist Order to NRA

The California Department of Insurance on Tuesday issued a cease and desist order to the National Rifle Association of America alleging the NRA marketed an insurance product in California without being licensed to do so. The NRA sponsors the Carry …

California Legislature Passes Bill Aimed Collecting Data and Helping Wildfire Victims

The California Legislature has passed Senate Bill 824, a bill aimed at provided information to the California Department of Insurance related to fire risk information on the residential property policies issued by insurers. The bill prohibits insurers from canceling or …

California Wildfire Survivor Bills Pass Senate Committee

Four bills sponsored by the California Department of Insurance that the department believes will strengthen consumer protections for wildfire survivors have passed the Senate Insurance Committee with unanimous, bipartisan votes. Assembly Bill 1772 would extend the amount of time a …

California Doctor Indicted in $700K Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Dr. Gary Royce Wisner, 61, of Lodi, Calif., is scheduled for arraignment today at the San Joaquin County Superior Court on 11 felony counts of insurance fraud for allegedly bilking insurers out of more than $700,000 by providing unnecessary and …

California Family Arson Ring Arraigned in $4M Insurance Fraud Case

A California family was arraigned on Thursday on more than 30 counts of fraud and arson. Tyler Chen, 46, and his wife, Kim, 45, were arraigned in the Santa Clara County Superior Court following their arrest on multiple felony counts …

California Security Company Busted for $3.2M Workers’ Comp Premium Fraud

Security Code 3 Inc. owner Troy Carson, 55, of San Jose, was arrested by California Department of Insurance detectives for allegedly underreporting payroll by more than $12 million in an attempt to secure a lower workers’ compensation rate under false …

California Man Nabbed for Collecting Workers’ Comp from Multiple Insurers While Working

Michael Williams, 34, of Daly City, Calif., has been arrested on 21 felony counts of insurance fraud and grand theft after allegedly working for multiple employers while collecting over $85,000 in workers’ compensation benefits from two different insurers. In November …

$332B in Premiums Makes California World’s 4th Largest Insurance Market

California’s annual insurance premium volume has increased to $332 billion, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced on Thursday. That makes California is the 4th largest insurance market in the world, and the state remains the largest insurance market in the United …