New law on workers compensation changes definitions of excluded employees

New law on workers compensation changes definitions of excluded employees

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – On Oct. 17, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones notified all insurance companies writing workers’ compensation policies in the state about changes to definitions of, and procedures related to, excluded employees, following the enactment of Assembly Bill 2883. Starting on Jan. 1, 2017, all business workers’ compensation insurance […]

Hawaii announces 2017 Affordable Care Act Individual Rates

Hawaii announces 2017 Affordable Care Act Individual Rates

(Honolulu, HI – Insurance News and Markets) – On Oct. 7, The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division released individual health plan insurance rates in the 2017 Affordable Care Act. These rates are expected to affect 41,000 people. “The Insurance Division’s approval of rates were made pursuant to the statutory requirement that […]

A workers compensation insurer owned by Berkshire Hathaway has been

A  workers compensation insurer owned by Berkshire Hathaway has been

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Market) – California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced a decision in a case involving a workers’ compensation insurer owned by Berkshire Hathaway that schemed to avoid regulatory review of rates and policy terms. The company in question, called California Insurance Company, filed a set of rates and insurance […]

State Insurance Commissioner supports protecting California’s historic state parks

State Insurance Commissioner supports protecting California’s historic state parks

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets)In mid-June, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a statement supporting Assembly Bill 2249, known as the California Heritage Protection Act. Jones’ statement read: “The experience of visiting our national parks with their trails, lodging, eateries and natural beauty creates unparalleled memories. These iconic landmarks must be protected for future […]

Three plead guilty in connection with insurance fraud

Three plead guilty in connection with insurance fraud

(Olympia, WA – Insurance News and Markets) – Investigations conducted by the Special Investigations Unit of the Washington Insurance Commission led to three guilty pleas in Kitsap County Superior Court and King County District Court, in connection with insurance fraud. Joshua Zable, 28, pleaded guilty to a single felony count of Attempted Theft 1. He […]

The investigation involving agent Jean Walsh-Josephson is notable, OCI says, because of its size.

The investigation involving agent Jean Walsh-Josephson is notable, OCI says, because of its size.

(Madison, WI – Insurance News and Markets) – A Wisconsin insurance agent has been ordered to pay more than $500,000 in restitution and forfeit more than $1 million after an Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) investigation led to accusations that she was misappropriating funds, forging customer signatures and misrepresenting information about insurance policies. […]

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