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Does Your Small Business Need Help? Get Connected Now.

There's still time to register for Friday's 1 p.m. small business town hall hosted by Assemblyman Adam Gray of Merced and featuring state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. They and other participants will offer tips on how to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and point to the financial resources available. The virtual...

California Orders Insurance Premium Refunds During Outbreak

SACRAMENTO — California's insurance commissioner on Monday ordered some companies to refund premiums for March and April because of the coronavirus, issuing a broad directive that includes payments made for workers compensation, medical malpractice and private and commercial auto policies. The order from Ricardo Lara is based on a voter-approved...

California Insurers Drop Policies in High-Fire Risk Areas

SACRAMENTO — New California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015. The data released this week did not say how many people who lost their insurance were able to purchase...