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New online tool puts healthcare price and quality information in consumers’ hands

| Sep 22, 2015 | California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, together with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Consumer Reports, announced today the launch of California Healthcare Compare, an innovative web-based tool that offers unparalleled quality and price information in a consumer-focused, easy-to-use website. Whether it's the cost of a knee...[ Read More ]

CA: Commissioner Dave Jones raises concerns over Anthem, Cigna merger

| Jul 24, 2015 | California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement today after Anthem Blue Cross announced plans to acquire Cigna Corporation: "The Department of Insurance will carefully review the proposed merger of Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna Corporation, as well as the proposed mergers of other health insurers. "California's...[ Read More ]

CA Insurance Commissioner appoints new General Counsel

| Jun 12, 2015 | California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced the appointment of John Finston as General Counsel for the California Department of Insurance (CDI). Finston, who has served as Deputy Commissioner for Corporate and Regulatory Affairs for three years, will replace outgoing General Counsel Adam Cole. "John Finston's in-depth knowledge...[ Read More ]

CA: Mercury Insurance fined $1 million for compliance violations

| Mar 10, 2015 | California

Press Release SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced a $1 million settlement with Mercury Insurance Company, Mercury Casualty Company and California Automobile Insurance Company. This settlement stems from a regularly scheduled market conduct exam based on which the California Department of Insurance (CDI) found that Mercury violated...[ Read More ]