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Word & Brown Appoints Goldmann VP of National Sales

Orange, Calif.-based Word & Brown General Agency has named Don Goldmann vice president of national sales. Goldmann’s career in the insurance industry spans more than 25 years. Most recently, he was national director of sales for CIMS, a general agency …

NAS Adds to Miscellaneous Medical Malpractice Program

Encino, Calif.-based NAS Insurance Services has added features to its Miscellaneous Medical Malpractice Insurance program. Deductibles now can be lower than $2,500, the company said. The program features limits of $1 million per claim/$3 million aggregate. It is also available …

Calif. Governor Picks Insurance Industry Lobbyist for Deputy Chief of Staff

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has chosen an insurance industry lobbyist to be his deputy chief of staff and senior advisor for policy development, a new position.Starting at the new year, Dan Dunmoyer will leave his post as president of the …

Calif. Man Sentenced Following Plea on Pair of Workers’ Comp Fraud Counts

Ventura County (California) District Attorney Gregory Totten reported that Everardo Ramirez Vega (DOB 11-28-1967) was recently sentenced after his plea on two felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud. The prosecution of Vega followed an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigations …

CDI Fraud Division Aids Bust of 23 Individuals in Auto Theft Ring

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) reported its major role in the bust of a major auto theft ring that could potentially have generated more than $420,000 in insurance fraud. The CDI Fraud Division was reportedly a key part of …

Calif. Latin American Agents Association Names Auto Market of the Year

The California-based Latin American Agents Association has awarded Birmingham, Ala.-based Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. its “Auto Market of the Year.” This was the second time in five years that Infinity has been chosen for the award. All personal auto …

17 Arrested in Calif. on Insurance Fraud, Grand Theft

Calif. Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi has announced the arrests of 17 suspects in connection with an alleged Southern California insurance fraud scheme that netted more than $100,000 through ruse involving a former claims adjuster and 16 co-conspirators. The arrests followed …

Superior Access Names Chief Technology Officer

Superior Access Insurance Services, Inc. has recently hired Sunil Padiyar as chief technology officer, responsible for all technology and information systems. Padiyar has a long and distinguished history as a development leader for major software companies including Novell, LanTastic, SalesLogix, …

Temores Receives Company Service Excellence Award

Esmeralda Temores of Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers, has won Hoffman Brown Co.’s Service Excellence Award for 2005 for her consistent servcie to the company. For the award, Hoffman Brown measured the quality of the support received from surplus lines …

Calif. Unprepared for Tsunami

Tsunami waves generated by a large offshore earthquake would threaten at least 1 million coastal residents in California and inundate the nation’s largest port complex, according to a new report. The study, released Monday, found gaps in the state’s readiness …

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