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California Insurance Commissioner OKs Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Filing

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a filing from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s that makes amendments to uniform statistical reporting and experience rating. The WCIRB submitted a regulatory filing and ensuing amendments to the filing in Aug. …

The IPCC Climate Change Report and Implications for Insurers

A report out earlier this week from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t say a whole lot about insurance, but the implications for the industry are hard to ignore. Chief among those implications is the possibility that society will …

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 OKs New Program to Streamline Licensing for Independent Adjusters

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced on Wednesday he had approved a Universal Claims Certification program from Claims and Litigation Management Alliance designed to streamline the licensing process for independent insurance adjusters. The UCC makes the process of licensing independent …

California Passes Handful Bills Aimed at Protecting Wildfire Survivors

Five bills that their proponents say will protect wildfire survivors were signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. The bills are aimed at addressing critical issues facing wildfire survivors including underinsurance, rebuilding, and recovery, those who authored them say. …

Court Upholds California Commissioner’s Regulatory Actions Against PacifiCare

A three-justice panel of the California Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, gas upheld Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations, which prescribe how insurance companies must process insurance claims. The regulations are also the foundation in determining …

California Commissioner Sues Biopharma Giant AbbVie Alleging Illegal Kickbacks in Promoting HUMIRA

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday filed an insurance-fraud complaint in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of the state against AbbVie Inc. alleging the company gave illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers to prescribe HUMIRA, which Jones classified as …

Claims from California Summer Fires Top $845M, Commissioner Blames Climate Change

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday announced that insured residential and commercial losses from the Carr and Mendocino Complex fires topped $845 million and are now counted among the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history. Jones also provided …

New Workers’ Comp Program for California’s Cannabis Industry

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced a new workers’ compensation insurance program for California’s cannabis industry. The program was created by Atlas General Insurance Services to serve businesses and workers in the cannabis industry. This program is designed to …

California’s 1st Cannabis Insurer Expands Coverage

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a filing from Golden Bear Insurance Co. amending its California Cannabis program product to lower rates, expand coverage options, and expand the classes of business they will cover. Jones last year approved a Golden …