California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones News

California Companies Ordered to Stop Selling Workers’ Comp Policies

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has issued an order requiring a central valley company and its affiliates to stop selling workers’ compensation and liability policies because it is not properly licensed with the California Department of Insurance. In October 2016, …

Filling Approved for First Admitted Insurer in California to Sell Cannabis Insurance

The California insurance commissioner has approved the first filing by an admitted commercial insurance company to sell cannabis business insurance. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday announced the approved filing from Golden Bear Insurance Co. “This is the first of …

Insured Losses from California Wildfires Now at $3.3 Billion

The largest California insurers have so far reported more than $3.3 billion in insured losses from the October wildfire siege, now considered the most destructive fires in state history. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday updated insured loss claims data …

California Commissioner Adopts $1.94 Workers’ Comp Pure Premium

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has adopted an advisory pure premium rate that lowers the benchmark to $1.94 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance. The advisory rate is effective Jan. 1, 2018. The rate is 17.1 percent less …

Admitted Carriers, CanaBOP Coming to California’s Cannabis Industry

The first admitted insurance carrier has filed to provide coverage to California’s legal cannabis industry and several more carriers have stated their intent to file products, according to state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. It also appears that standardized insurance forms …

Early Data Shows Insured Losses from California Wildfires Already at $1B and Growing

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today released preliminary data provided by eight California insurers processing claims for tens of thousands of policyholders that shows $1.045 billion in losses to commercial and residential structures, personal and commercial vehicles and agricultural equipment. The …

California Commissioner Asks Insurers to Expedite Claims to Aid Wildfire Victims

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones over the weekend issued a notice to insurers asking them to agree to expedited claims handling procedures for wildfire damage claims to help fire victims more quickly. Several insurers immediately agreed to the Jones’ request …

California Department of Insurance Names Yang Deputy Commissioner

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has named Amorette Yang to deputy commissioner of the California Department of Insurance’s community programs and policy initiatives branch. Yang was chief of the branch. She’s replacing Chris Shultz, who has accepted an appointment as …

California Commissioner Sums up Trump Battle, High on Cannabis Insurance

It’s David vs. Goliath. That about sums up California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ feelings on his efforts to keep the remnants of Obamacare up and running in his state while President Trump does his best to repeal and replace it. …

California Commissioner Issues Decision on Jan. 1, 2018 Worker’s Comp Filing

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday issued a decision regarding the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Jan. 1, 2018 regulatory filing, which was submitted to the California Department of Insurance on June 27. Jones approved the following: The WCIRB’s …