• California to extend cat modelling use in bid to avoid coverage crisis

    15 March 2024

    The move is the next part of the state's sustainable insurance strategy

  • US property rate debate rages as natcats soar

    08 February 2024

    Demands for higher rates for homeowners coverage are creating tensions among consumer groups, regulators and underwriters. Sarfraz Thind reports on attempts to sustain the market as natural catastrophe losses mount

  • Ricardo Lara sends warning to Californian auto insurers over "passive-aggressive" tactics

    22 December 2023

    Insurance commissioner's intervention follows complaints from consumers

  • California cracks down on insurance company's "fake marketing tactics"

    20 April 2023

    The state's department of insurance investigated misleading home warranty mailers

  • California targets climate risk with sustainable insurance roadmap

    18 November 2022

    The strategy is designed to prioritise climate-related financial disclosures and scenario analysis

  • California blazes destroy over 1m acres

    24 August 2020

    Parts of northern and central California are the worst affected areas

  • Do insurers care about the Sustainable Development Goals?

    13 July 2020

    The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are meant to be the "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". So why aren't insurers taking an active role in pursuing them? Paul Walsh reports

  • California launches database to spur green insurance products

    10 July 2020

    Commissioner Ricardo Lara encourages regulators to speak to consumers on green products

  • California proposes insurers' diversity efforts include investments

    02 July 2020

    Commissioner Ricardo Lara launches the "Invest in Our Diverse Communities" initiative

  • California orders additional Covid-19 premium relief

    30 June 2020

    Decision comes as pandemic shows no signs of slowing