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California’s State Fund Riverside District Office Hosts Employer Seminar on Workers’ Comp Fraud Prevention

As part of its commitment to fight workers’ compensation insurance fraud, California’s State Fund will host a free fraud prevention seminar for employers at its Riverside District Office. The seminar will take place from 1 – 4 p.m. on Thursday …

Attorney Sentenced for Insurance Scam

A Marina del Rey, California attorney was sentenced July 8 to seven years and eight months in prison for his role in an auto insurance fraud ring that stole about $3 million, officials said. Robert Belshaw was found guilty in …

ACIC Opposes Low Cost Auto Program

The Association of California Insurance Companies remains opposed to legislation that would expand California’s pilot, low-cost auto insurance program from two counties to statewide, according to ACIC President Sam Sorich. The bill, SB 20 by Sen. Martha Escutia (D-Whittier), was …

Zimmerman Joins IBA West

Barbara Zimmerman has joined IBA West as Membership Benefits vice president responsible for the research, development and management of IBA West Service Corporation programs and management of Membership Services. Zimmerman will report to IBA West CEO Clark Payan. Before joining …

State Selects Sacramento Firm to Study Workers’ Comp System

The state of California has selected Bickmore Risk Services of Sacramento to conduct an analysis of the effect of recent legislative reforms on workers’ compensation insurance rates and the insurance market. BRS prevailed over other actuarial consulting firms in a …

Byrne Joins Canon Insurance Service

Canon Insurance Service announced that Dennis J. Byrne has joined its Woodland Hills, California office. Byrne will be responsible for the new production of general liability, property, directors and officers, errors and omissions, excess/umbrella and related coverages. Byrne has 32 …

Former Insurance Broker Pleads Guilty

The California Department of Insurance announced that Mark Jerome Gentry, of Antioch, entered a guilty plea on June 23, 2005 to multiple counts of grand theft in the Contra Costa County Superior Court. Gentry was sentenced to three years state …

Dean and Blozan Join Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha

Encino, Calif.-based Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha announced that Kristi W. Dean and Leslie Blozan have joined the law firm. Dean practiced law under the auspices of her own firm for 18 years. She will join Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha’s Insurance …

Wyoming Panel Considering Changes to Catch Uninsured Drivers

A legislative panel is considering new proposals aimed at reducing the number of uninsured motorists in Wyoming without creating a lot more work for insurance companies and the state. Vehicle owners in Wyoming are required to have insurance, but some …

NAS Insurance Services Offers New Computer/Technology Market

Encino, Calif.-based NAS Insurance Services is introducing a new Computer/Technology liability insurance policy. The list of eligible classes is extensive — from data management service to software programming and systems design to security consultants. Limits are up to $5,000,000 and …

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