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Mulholland and MCV in California Merge with Leavitt Group

Mulholland Insurance and MCV Insurance has merged operations with Leavitt United Insurance Services. Both agencies are based in California. MCV Insurance is based in Lodi, and Mulholland Insurance is based in Elk Grove. Brian Mulholland, owner of Mulholland Insurance, will …

Mercury Begins Offering Ridesharing Insurance in Arizona

Mercury Insurance is offering ridesharing insurance to cover Uber, Lyft and other transportation network company drivers in Arizona. The new coverage will provide drivers with insurance that will bridge the gap between their personal auto insurance and the coverage provided …

EPIC Names Allen West Region Loss Control Consultant

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has named Joshua Allen West region risk management loss control specialist. Allen will be based in EPIC’s Concord, Calif. office and he will report to Marianne Schleicher, chief operating officer of the Bay area region. …

Los Angeles Residents Displaced by Gas Leak Get More Time to Return Home

Los Angeles residents displaced by a massive, 15-week natural gas leak will have more time to return to their homes once the well is plugged, under an agreement between city officials and Southern California Gas Co. The deal will give …

Rural Oregon Fire Service Suspended Due to Insurance Lapse

The Lakeside Rural Fire Protection District in Oregon has suspended emergency operations because of a lapse in its insurance policy. Acting fire district chairman Ralph Dotson tells The World newspaper of Coos Bay that the station has been closed and …

Hess Named Interim Director of Arizona Department of Insurance

Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Leslie Hess as the interim director of the Arizona Department of Insurance. Hess has worked in the insurance and financial services industries, in both the private and public sectors, for over 25 years. Hess was …

Washington Apple Grower Settles Harassment, Retaliation Suits for $272K

One of the largest apple producers in the United States will pay $272,000 to 20 claimants as part of a settlement resolving sexual harassment and retaliation claims pending before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

Suspension of Insurance Carrier Lifted in Alaska, Oregon

Insurance regulators in Alaska and Oregon announced that a company that had been suspended from offering health insurance policies in the states over concerns with its financial condition will be allowed to resume that business. The Alaska Division of Insurance …

Fire Danger Elevated in Southern California

Southern California is in for another day of increased fire danger as gusty Santa Ana winds and unseasonably warm temperatures bring down humidity levels. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings for large swaths of Los Angeles and Ventura …

Hub International Names Owens Senior Vice President in California

Hub International Ltd. has named Sara Owens senior vice president of engagement. Owens will be responsible for engaging key constituents of Hub’s Los Angeles, Calif. operation, including community leaders, business owners, professional associations, strategic partners, clients and employees. She will …

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