Insurance, Department of

Department of Insurance (CDI)

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) was created in 1868 as part of a national system of state-based insurance regulation. The insurance marketplace has changed dramatically over time, but consumer protection continues to be the core of CDI's mission. Today, CDI is the largest consumer protection agency in the state. California is the largest insurance market in the United States and the sixth largest insurance market in the world. More than 1,300 dedicated employees work at CDI to oversee more than 1,300 insurance companies and license more than 390,000 agents, brokers, adjusters, and business entities. In the normal course of business, CDI annually processes more than 7,000 rate applications, issues approximately 180,000 licenses (new and renewals) and performs hundreds of financial reviews and examinations of insurers doing business in California. CDI annually receives more than 170,000 consumer assistance calls, investigates more than 35,000 consumer complaints and, as a result, recovers more than $63 million a year for consumers. CDI also annually receives and processes roughly 29,000 referrals regarding suspected fraud against insurers and others and conducts criminal investigations resulting in roughly 800 arrests. All of CDI's functions, including overseeing insurer solvency, licensing agents and brokers, conducting market conduct reviews, resolving consumer complaints, and investigating and prosecuting insurance fraud, are to protect consumers.

General Information: 800-927-4357

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Result thumbnail image California Department of Insurance

California Department of Insurance. ... 1-800-967-9331. Check License Status. hotlines California Low Cost Auto Insurance Program 1-866-602-8861 ... http://www.insurance.ca.gov/

License Status Inquiry

CA Department of Insurance .... If you are an agent or an insurance company looking for details on a particular license, enter it directly into the License Number  ... http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0200-industry/0008-check-license-status/

Contact Us

Matters regarding insurance licensing and education should be directed to: California Department of Insurance Producer Licensing Bureau 320 Capitol Mall http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0500-about-us/05-contact/

Result thumbnail image Consumer Information

Insurance information for consumers. ... CA Department of Insurance .... page is designed to provide you with useful information on insurance related issues. http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/

Check License Status

We have a couple of ways you can use to look up and view full details available for an agent or broker. If you know the license number you may use our license ... http://www.insurance.ca.gov/license-status/

Getting Help

California Insurance Commissioner · CA Department of Insurance. Search this site: Home · File a Complaint · Consumers .... Insurance Information & Questions  ... http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/101-help/

Result thumbnail image Health Insurance Information

This is the California Department of Insurance portal for health insurance information. We have gathered resources to better inform you about insurance topics, ... http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/110-health/

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Information on automobile insurance. ... CA Department of Insurance .... Automobile insurance is a way to protect yourself and your vehicle in case of an accident ... http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/105-type/1-auto/