Dave Jones
Dave Jones
David Evan "Dave" Jones is an American politician. He represented California's 9th assembly district December 2004 through 2011. He is currently California's Insurance Commissioner.
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Women's March Strengthens, Not Undercuts, Democracy
Huffington Post - about 1 month
As over 200,000 protestors converge on DC this weekend for the Women's March and other anti-Trump rallies, conservatives have a message: the protestors are marching against democracy and representative government. Writing in The Spectator, Joanna Williams claimed that "the Women's March on Washington is a protest against democracy," composed of bitter "Trump-haters" who have forgotten basic democratic principles in a "cry of rage." "Protesting against an incoming president," she declared, "is less a bid to overturn new laws and more an expression of distaste against the electorate." Dave Jones, a prominent Trump supporter, went further, arguing the planned peaceful demonstration is "direct assault on our democracy." They're wrong. The hundreds of thousands of women and allies marching in DC--and in 620 cities across the world in solidarity-- are not protesting democracy. They are defending it. Democracy is more than the scramble to 270 electors in the electoral co ...
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California to investigate Prudential insurance policies sold through Wells Fargo
LATimes - 3 months
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced an investigation Monday into the sale of Prudential insurance policies by Wells Fargo & Co., marking the first time the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal has widened to include another institution. The decision came the same day the Newark,...
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State Farm's request to block $100 million in refunds to be considered next week
LATimes - 3 months
A request by State Farm to block an order requiring it to issue more than $100 million in premium refunds will be considered next week in San Diego County Superior Court. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, citing authority of the state’s landmark Proposition 103, ordered the Bloomington,...
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To California's Insurance Regulator, Green Is Job One
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
Aiming for higher office, Dave Jones misuses his authority to ban insurers’ coal investments.
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Prudential to offer life insurance for people living with HIV
LATimes - about 1 year
Prudential Financial Inc. said it will make life insurance coverage available to people living with HIV, becoming the first major insurer to do so, according to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. People with HIV will be eligible for 10- and 15-year individual convertible term life insurance...
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California Department of Insurance Approves CEA Rate Reduction
Insurance Journal - almost 2 years
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved a statewide rate reduction of 10 percent for earthquake insurance policies issued by the California Earthquake Authority. The reduction is effective Jan. 1, 2016. Jones also approved additional CEA coverage options for consumers, including … The article California Department of Insurance Approves CEA Rate Reduction appeared first on Insurance Journal.
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Holloway is top choice for Pompey job
Hayling Islander - almost 2 years
THE Pompey public have had their say on who they would like to see elected – and it’s a landslide victory. If the battle to become the next Blues boss went to the polls, Ian Holloway would be the runaway winner to be handed the top job at Fratton Park. After voting finished, more than 1,500 responses came in on our News web poll at portsmouth.co.uk to guage fans’ thoughts on who the club should appoint to replace Andy Awford. As you might expect, the views were wide and varied. But the statistical data suggested there was a clear trend, with the former Millwall, Crystal Palace and Blackpool boss claiming more than a quarter of the voting share. With 27-per-cent share of the total vote, Holloway was clear favourite. The 52-year-old is renowned as a colourful character and many clearly believe he is the right sort of fit for Pompey. But he also has vast managerial experience with seven jobs behind him and has either played or managed throughout the English divisions during his lon ...
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Duo join race for Pompey job
Hayling Islander - almost 2 years
DARREN FERGUSON and Dave Jones have joined the race to become Pompey’s next boss.
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Obamacare's next problem: Doc shock
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Two days later, she loses the doctor who will have operated on her as well as other doctors she has seen for decades. Because state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones used a technicality to force Blue Shield to grant 90-day reprieves, the Turner family will be able to extend its plan - and face two years' worth of deductibles in 2014. Blue Shield is restricting access to close to half of its doctors and a quarter of its hospitals in the individual market - and Blue Shield spokesman Steve Shivinsky told the Orange County Register these providers "had to agree to cut their rates" to get into the network. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, told The Chronicle that all but three of the 12 state exchange providers limit doctors and hospitals. [...] the UC faculty union warned that the move will lead to "significant degradation in the quality of insurance" and "significant increases in costs" for members seeking "the same quality of care." When states and the federal gov ...
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Ex-insurance agent charged with financial elder abuse against aunt
LATimes - over 3 years
A former insurance agent has been charged with financial elder abuse for allegedly forging his aunt's signature to make withdrawals from a life insurance policy he sold to her, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said.
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California's Obamacare Success Marred By Canceled Insurance Policies, According To Critics
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A majority of those who have applied for health care through Covered California are English speakers, Los Angeles County residents and between ages 55 to 64, who likely qualify for Medi-Cal, according to figures released Thursday. More than 360,000 people completed applications through Covered California since the state health care exchange opened for business on Oct. 1. Those include residents who qualified for government subsidies. But despite the progress of steady enrollment extolled from the board room of Covered California, state Republicans were quick to say that more people were seeing policies canceled than there were applying for health insurance. "This is a clear indicator that our enrollment system is working, demand for health care coverage is strong, and Californians are embracing the benefits offered by the Affordable Care Act," Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said. Lee made the statement the same day the Covered California board decided to uphold t ...
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Covered California Deadline Extension Requested In Light Of Obama's Announced Changes
Huffington Post - over 3 years
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's insurance commissioner on Thursday called on health insurance companies and the state insurance exchange to extend a deadline on individual policies through 2014 after President Barack Obama announced changes to his Affordable Care Act. Commissioner Dave Jones said he asked Covered California, the state health insurance exchange, to release insurers from contracts in which they agreed to terminate policies as of Dec. 31. "It was mistake to require that those policies be cancelled," Jones said. Obama extended that deadline on Thursday, conceding problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the federal website where people have been directed to buy insurance. The announcement left insurance companies scrambling to figure out their next steps. In California, Jones said more than 1.1 million customers have received notices canceling their existing coverage as of Dec. 31. He said he is calling on insurance companies to continue offe ...
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State insurance chief faults health exchange for cancellations - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 3 years
Politico State insurance chief faults health exchange for cancellations Los Angeles Times Stepping into the national backlash over health policy cancellations, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones faulted the state's health exchange for requiring insurers to terminate coverage Dec. 31, but acknowledged that he has little power to stop it. Blue Shield extends coverage for some in CaliforniaCNNMoney Cancer patient: I'm losing my insuranceCNBC.com UPDATE 1-California insurer delays policy cancellations tied to ObamacareReuters News10.net -Fox Business -Capital Public Radio News all 77 news articles »
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California insurer delays policy cancellations tied to Obamacare
Yahoo News - over 3 years
(Reuters) - Health insurer Blue Shield of California said on Tuesday it will delay policy cancellations for 113,000 customers who were due to lose coverage at the end of the year as a result of new requirements from President Barack Obama's healthcare law. Under pressure from California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Blue Shield agreed to allow customers on the individual insurance market to receive a 90-day extension of their plans. The California extensions come amid a national political storm over hundreds of thousands of Americans losing plans that do not comply with the requirements of Obamacare. Blue Shield of California Life and Health Insurance Company agreed to the delay after Jones threatened legal action against the company for providing only 90 days' notice to policyholders instead of 180 days, the insurer said.
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Protect Californians' Choice of Doctors: A Public Appeal to the California Insurance Commissioner and the Executive Director of Covered California
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Dear Mr. Jones and Mr. Lee, I am writing to request your immediate attention and intervention to assure the promise of the Affordable Care Act does not become a nightmare of deeply angry and horrified Californians cut off from the doctors who have cared for them for many years. Many Californians are about to find themselves locked out of the anticipated benefits of health reform's new individual guaranteed acceptance health plans. Insurers are developing new restrictive provider networks--the list of doctors and medical facilities where policyholders can receive medical care. New buyers, which will include all individual buyers who purchased coverage after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, will find that their policies drastically restrict their choice of doctors. The full extent of the network limitations is not yet public. Your organizations are likely to be the only agencies with complete information. I am listing here the netw ...
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Wildfire still looms over S. Calif. mountain town
Fox News - over 3 years
Longtime resident Dave Jones was back in his Southern California home a day after evacuating, but remained ready to leave as a huge wildfire fire threatened to top a ridge near his mostly empty mountain town. The walls were bare in the home where he's lived for the past 40 years after the 64-year-old and his wife stowed the valuable mementos, along with more practical items, like clothes, jewelry, medicines and the computer hard drive before heading to their son's home in nearby Hemet. "The fire came right up by the ridge yesterday afternoon, gave everybody a pretty good scare that it was going to come down the hill," Jones said Thursday night. The last time he evacuated for a fire it was 1997, and he stayed away for four days. Jones said he considered the order he got Wednesday "a light evacuation" and wasn't afraid because he knows of a controlled dirt road to use as "an escape route" if fire does come down that ridge. Fores ...
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State insurance chief, health exchange differ on kids' dental care
LATimes - over 3 years
At issue is whether pediatric dental care should be sold separately or as part of the basic health insurance package sold through Covered California. Backed by children's health advocates, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is challenging the state's health insurance exchange over the way it wants to provide children's dental benefits.     
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dave Jones
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 52
    Jones was re-elected to a second term in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Jones and his wife, Kim Flores, live in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento and have two children, Isabelle and William.
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 48
    Jones won the Democratic Party endorsement by receiving just over 60 percent of the delegate votes at the California Democratic Party's convention in Los Angeles on April 18, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Jones defeated De La Torre in the Democratic Primary. Jones won 3,544,003 votes in general election defeating Republican State Assemblyman Mike Villines, who received 2,650,383 votes. During the development of the health benefit exchange in California Jones lobbied to exclude providers from the small business portion of the exchange that he felt charged unreasonably high rates. In particular, he worked to exclude Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Cross of California from the exchange. Anthem Blue Cross ended up withdrawing its participation in the small business portion of the exchange prompting concerns that consumers would not be able to comparison shop on the exchange itself where plan designs were standardized, but would be required to compare exchange plans to externally marketed plans. Jones subsequently claimed that other major carriers on the exchange were charging unreasonable rates including Blue Shield of California and United Healthcare. United Healthcare subsequently withdrew from the California individual market entirely. Blue Shield currently remains a member of the exchange.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    On November 13, 2008, Jones announced his campaign California State Insurance Commissioner in 2010, a statewide elected office as Republican incumbent Steve Poizner was expected to run for Governor.
    More Details Hide Details Jones announced, "The insurance commissioner should be a strong advocate for consumers," he said. "I think with my background and experience, I would be a very strong advocate." He was quickly been endorsed by State Senate President Darrell Steinberg and State Controller John Chiang. Jones' main opponent in the Democratic primary was Los Angeles Assembly Member Hector De La Torre.
    Jones supported Democrat Barack Obama in his race against Republican John McCain in the November 2008 Presidential Election.
    More Details Hide Details Jones' 2011 inauguration speech indicated his strong support for implementing Obama's health care reform law in California.
    Jones was mentioned by several people as a potential opponent for Mayor Heather Fargo in 2008 due to his experience in local politics.
    More Details Hide Details However, Jones decided not to run and endorsed the mayor in her unsuccessful reelection bid against former NBA star and non profit director Kevin Johnson.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 33
    Before his election to the city council, he worked for six years as a legal aid attorney with Legal Services of Northern California, providing free legal assistance to the poor. In 1995, Jones was one of 13 Americans awarded a White House Fellowship.
    More Details Hide Details Jones served in the Clinton administration for three years. He first served as a special assistant to Janet Reno and later as her counsel. Jones received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University, his law degree from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Jones, a Democrat, chaired the Assembly Judiciary Committee for four years. He also chaired the Assembly Health Committee and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. He served on the Appropriations Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the Accountability and Government Review Committee. According to Jones’ official biography, his legislative accomplishments include: Jones also authored legislation in 2010 which sought to regulate pet insurance by requiring pet insurance companies to be more specific about which types coverage will be provided. The bill was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and did not become law.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 0
    Born on January 4, 1962.
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