SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California consumers and hard-working families will have additional insurance protections under new laws now in effect in 2022. These include laws that provide new health coverage options for older adults being cared for by their adult children, expand requirements for medically necessary basic health care services including women’s reproductive services, and increase insurance oversight to protect the safety of people recovering from substance use disorders and prevent child abuse by youth volunteers.
The California Department of Insurance will also implement new insurance requirements to protect those held in for profit detention facilities and prisons – the first law of its kind nationwide.
“We are protecting Californians’ health with new coverage options for families caring for older adults while preventing discrimination and abuse,” said Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, who sponsored these new laws. “My Department of Insurance is using every tool at our disposal to protect consumers including expanding and enforcing insurance laws as well as working with the Legislature and Governor Newsom on creating new laws.”