Judge Rules State Can Expand Insurance for Wildfire AreasA judge ruled last week that California's insurance commissioner can order the "insurer of last resort" to offer more options for homeowners who can't buy traditional coverage because they live in areas threatened by wildfires.
COVID: Insurance Commissioner Says Auto Insurers Owe Drivers More Pandemic RefundsAuto insurers shortchanged California drivers on refunds ordered last year as crashes dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, the state's insurance regulator said Thursday.
Wildfires: California Insurance Commissioner Urges Evacuees To Record Expenses, Seek ReimbursementCalifornia residents with insurance who are evacuating wildfires may have coverage for relocation costs, even if their properties are not damaged or destroyed.
California Insurance Commissioner Orders Premium Returns During Coronavirus PandemicInsurance companies will need to return premiums to customers and business affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic by order of California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.
Proposal In California Legislature Would Bar Insurers From Declining Fire CoverageAmid mounting cries of California homeowners being denied wildfire insurance in high-risk areas, lawmakers want to require insurance companies to cover all existing homes, as long as they meet new safety standards.
State Expands Insurance Protections In Contra Costa, Solano Wildfire AreasMore than a million California homes are now protected under a new law that temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, officials announced Wednesday.
Mercury Insurance Ends Years-Long Fight With California Regulators For Record $41MMercury Insurance Co. is ending its two-decade battle with California regulators over extra fees charged to customers by agreeing to pay the state more than $41 million.