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  • Meg Whitman launches ads in campaign for governor

     
    Republican Meg Whitman underscored the advantage of wealth in the 2010 race for governor, launching paid advertisements today for her campaign nine months before GOP voters will determine their nominee. The introductory ads, which the campaign said were...
  • California 2010 governor prospects Newsom, Brown, Whitman, others take to Twitter

     
    The front-runners for California's 2010 gubernatorial race are taking the campaign to Twitter, led by Gavin Newsom. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, too, is tweeting and live streaming....
  • New online tools allow consumers to track health insurance rate hikes

     
    Health insurance consumers concerned about rate increases can now keep track of them online by visiting the California Department of Insurance’s website. The department has launched a new electronic service to alert consumers when insurers file rates in...
  • Meg Whitman's immigration imbroglio

     
    I can't say I'm surprised by the revelation that GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman employed an undocumented worker for nearly a decade (Whitman is, after all, wealthy and Californian). She admitted as much before her former housekeeper, Nicky Diaz,...
  • California regulator sues state agency over Iran sanctions

     
    California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner on Tuesday sued an obscure state agency, alleging it illegally threw out a proposed regulation aimed at pressuring insurers who invest in Iran. In June 2009, Poizner, a Republican set to leave office at the....
  • California PPOs get mostly low marks in state survey

     
    Most major health insurers in California do a poor job of paying claims and providing customer service for members in preferred provider organization plans, according to a state survey released Thursday. The evaluation by the California Department of...
  • California auto insurance goes green

     
    California motorists who spend little time on the road could pay significantly lower insurance premiums with new "pay-as-you-drive" auto policies starting in February. To be offered first by California insurance giants State Farm Mutual and the Automobile...
  • Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner's case for going digital and empowering Republicans in California

     
    Steve Poizner, whose term as California insurance commissioner ends Jan. 2, met with The Times' editorial board Monday to reflect on his accomplishments since taking office in 2007. Armed with a four-year summary report, he highlighted his top 10...
  • Poizner tries to block PacifiCare from paying dividends

     
    California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has ratcheted up the pressure in a long-running dispute with Cypress-based PacifiCare. Poizner has ordered the health insurer not to pay $120 million in dividends to two subsidiaries of its parent company,...
  • Iran disinvestment law is working, Poizner says

     
    Four international oil-related companies have stopped doing business in Iran, providing evidence that a California effort to economically pressure the Islamic republic is having an effect, outgoing state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said Tuesday....
  • PacifiCare temporarily halts issuing $120 million in dividends amid fight with California insurance regulators

     
    The fight goes on. Insurer PacifiCare has temporarily halted its effort to pay $120 million in dividends to subsidiaries of its parent company while it resolves mismanagement allegations in California that could bring multimillion-dollar fines. The...