Garamendi Launches Public Awareness Campaign on Insurance Fraud
Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi (D) last week announced a statewide effort to educate businesses and consumers about the risks of purchasing fraudulent health, life, automobile or business insurance policies, the Sacramento Bee reports. Garamendi recommended that consumers contact the Department of Insurance to confirm the legitimacy of insurance agencies and companies before purchasing coverage.
Insurance department spokesperson Norman Williams said no state funds will be used for public service announcements for the campaign. The campaign is part of a nationwide effort organized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (McIntosh, Sacramento Bee, 10/2).