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Ask Jamie: COVID-19 FAQs

Jan 25, 2021 10:45:00 AM / by Jamie Paiste posted in California, California Employers, California Insurance, California Insurance Commissioner, covid19, City of Los Angeles Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, FAQ, CDC, online claim, City of San José Urgency Ordinance

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In 2020, we started the year with a global pandemic that was constantly putting employers through interesting challenges. Pre-COVID-19 times were challenging enough for employers regarding labor law compliance. Fast forward to the present, COVID-19 is still making it much more difficult for management and HR professionals not only to comply with labor laws and continuously changing guidance but to also ensure the safety of their employees from the virus.

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CA Insurance Commissioner Conducts Town Hall Meetings

May 5, 2020 8:44:00 AM / by Jeff Bader posted in California, California Employees, California Employers, California Insurance, return of premium, California Insurance Commissioner, workers comp, town hall meeting




The CA Department of Insurance has completed a handful of Town Hall meetings this week and last via County specific webinars.  County Supervisor Cindy Chavez hosted the Santa Clara County Town Hall with Commissioner Lara last week.  Here’s some key take-aways (much of the dialog was re: Workers Comp and P&C).

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New California Law Limits Surprise Medical Bills

Jun 25, 2017 8:30:15 PM / by Deborah Hyde posted in Front Page Post, balance billing, California Insurance, Deborah Hyde, medical bills



Effective July 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 72 will limit the surprise medical bills that patients in California receive when treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network healthcare facility. These surprise bills, also referred to as the practice of balance-billing, affect patients nationwide. While California previously passed similar legislation aimed at limiting surprise bills in the context of emergency care, this newest law is the State's biggest step towards further minimizing a patient's exposure to unexpected medical costs.

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