Garamendi Eases Entry To State Fund When California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi directed the State Compensation Insurance Fund to ease access requirements for small employers recently, the move did not represent a change of position, according to a department spokesperson.

“Mr. Garamendi did not change his mind,” as was reported by some news media. Rather, he was “responding to businesses too small to get quotes from large insurers,” said Nanci Kramer, deputy press secretary for the department.

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