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Workers’ Comp Changes Worry Wyoming Businesses

Owners of small businesses say they worry that their insurance rates would increase under a proposed change to Wyoming’s workers’ compensation law. But larger employers say the change would end their subsidy of smaller businesses under the state-run workers’ compensation …

ACIC Opposes Small Claims Court Legislation

The Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) is opposing Small Claims Court legislation that would hurt consumers by reducing the ability of insurers to represent their policyholders in court. Jeff Fuller, ACIC’s executive vice president and general counsel, said the …

Bliss & Glennon Now Writing Apartments in No. Calif.; San Diego

Bliss & Glennon Inc., a West Coast-based insurance wholesaler, announced that they have acquired a new market to write Apartments in San Diego and Northern California. Property limits up to $25 million are available. General liability limits up to $10 …

INB Insurance; Garland-Sturges & Quirk Merge to Form Cluster

Northern California insurance agencies INB Insurance Services Corporation and Garland-Sturges & Quirk Insurance Services Inc., announced they have formed a new insurance agency cluster. The cluster, to be called INB-GSQ Insurance Services Inc., will provide insurance services locally, nationally and …

WCIRB Releases Report On Losses and Expenses For Calendar Year 2004

California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has released its report on workers’ compensation losses and expenses for 2004. The report is prepared annually pursuant to Section 11759.1 of the California Insurance Code. To view a copy of the report, click …

Investigation of Alleged Overbilling Lands Calif. Chiropractor, Legal Assistant Behind Bars

An Encino chiropractor and her legal assistant have been arrested and charged with two counts each of insurance fraud following an investigation by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Fraud Division. Chiropractor Nasrin “Nancy” Hadizadeh Fathi, 43, and legal assistant …

Calif. Legislature Takes Action on Insurance Measures

The following bills were heard last week in the California legislature. Several measures are scheduled for consideration this week. Senate Transportation Committee – June 7 AB 1474 (Maze) Provisional Licensing Program. AB 1474 would make two important changes to California’s …

California Residents Start Sunday on a Roll; 5.5 Quake Rattles Nerves, No Damages Reported

A moderate earthquake rattled most of Southern California early Sunday, shaking nerves along with homes and businesses. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage, according to authorities. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude-5.5 quake struck …

Acordia Names Eldredge Managing Director, Colo. Operations

Acordia Inc., a Wells Fargo Company, has announced that Chris Eldredge has accepted the position of managing director, where he will oversee operations in Colorado. Eldredge brings more than 14 years of experience in business market insurance and risk service …

Some Hawaiian Islands Declared Storm, Tsunami Ready

The federal government on Wednesday declared the City and County of Honolulu as TsunamiReady and StormReady – designations that could mean insurance savings for residents on Oahu’s flood plains. “We can’t prevent tsunamis. We can’t prevent a hurricane. But we …

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