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Reliant General Insurance Services Adds New Marketing Reps

Nancy Cordero has been promoted from underwriter to marketing representative at San Diego-based Reliant General Insurance Services. Cordero’s responsibilities will include managing and providing training and marketing to a select group of brokers throughout the state of California, as well …

Flood Insurance Rises In Sacramento

Flood insurance purchases are picking up in California’s Central Valley. While Sacramento doesn’t face the threat of hurricanes, it is a community protected by a dam and miles of aging levees. Communities throughout the Central Valley are in similar predicaments …

Katie Freeman Insurance Services Makes San Diego Staff Changes

Katie Freeman Insurance Services in San Diego recently announced the promotion of Mike Menegus to brokerage manager. His former title was account executive. Valorie McCree has joined Katie Freeman Insurance Services in the position of bookkeeper. She was formerly assistant …

Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group Founder Honored as Top Boss

FORTUNE Small Business and Winning Workplaces recently announced its 2005 list of Best Bosses. Pamela Davis, founder, CEO and president of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group headquartered in Santa Cruz, Calif., was named one of the 15 Best Bosses for …

Safeco Estimates Katrina After-Tax Losses at $78M

Seattle-based Safeco announced estimated after-tax catastrophe losses from Hurricane Katrina of $78 million, or $0.61 per diluted share. Safeco’s gross pretax losses before reinsurance are estimated to be $170 million. After reinsurance, net pretax catastrophe losses from Hurricane Katrina are …

Superior Access Insurance Services Opens New Irvine Facility

Superior Access Insurance Services Inc. has moved to its new 23,000 square foot facility in Irvine, Calif. The new facility is designed to more adequately house a staff increase of more than  50 percent this year and meet the agents’ needs, …

Insurance Commissioner Candidate to Keynote American Agents Alliance Convention

Steve Poizner, a candidate for California Insurance Commissioner, will deliver the keynote address at the 2005 Convention of the American Agents Alliance. Poizner, a Silicon Valley Republican candidate, replaces current Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi on the Convention agenda. Garamendi withdrew …

Builders & Tradesmen’s Insurance Services Introduces National Course of Construction/Builders Risk Program

Builders & Tradesmen’s Insurance Services has launched its National Course of Construction/Builders Risk program in the following states: California, Arizona, Oregon, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, and Washington. The Program can be accessed at www.cocins.com “The program is designed with ease …

Carter Joins Chopra Insurance

Chopra Insurance Brokerage Inc. announced that Kimberly R. Carter has joined as a property/casualty broker. Carter will be responsible for developing new agencies and adding new insurance carriers for brokerage business. Carter has 17 years industry experience. She started her …

Oregon Says Employers will Pay $33.4M Less in Workers’ Comp Fees

Employers will pay $33.4 million less in state worker compensation fees in Oregon next year, officials said Thursday. Employers also can expect average worker compensation insurance rates to remain at the same level in 2006, according to the Oregon Department …

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