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Burns & Wilcox Names Posner Director of High Net Worth in California

Burns & Wilcox has added Heather Posner as an associate vice president and director of its high net worth practice in Los Angeles, Calif. Posner will specifically be focused on expanding the firm’s high net worth personal insurance footprint in …

Quake Strikes Western End of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit the Andreanof Islands on the far western end of Alaska’s Aleutian chain. The National Earthquake Information Center says that at 8:36 p.m. local time the earthquake hit a spot about 72 miles (116 kilometers) west …

Joe Montana Files Suit Against Developer of San Francisco Sinking High-Rise

Former San Francisco 49er Joe Montana has filed a lawsuit against the developers of a luxury high-rise condominium tower in Northern California that is sinking at an unexpected rate. San Jose television station KNTV reported Montana filed the last suit …

Startup Lemonade Enters California Homeowners, Renters Insurance Markets

Insurance startup Lemonade is now selling homeowners and renters insurance in California. California marks the third state of entry for the insurtech that is built on artificial intelligence and behavioral economics. It first launched in New York last September and …

California OKs Lower Rates for State Farm’s Boat, Home Inland Marine Policies

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved rate reductions for two State Farm inland marine policies that he said will bring millions of dollars in premium savings for tens of thousands of boat owners and homeowners with jewelry and higher …

California Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends 4 Medical Providers

California’s Department of Industrial Relations and the Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended four more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year of Assembly Bill 1244, which requires …

Only 3 to Check Safety on Colorado Pipelines from Thousands of Wells

State records show Colorado has only three people assigned to check on the safety of pipelines running from about 54,000 active oil and gas wells, a task that came under scrutiny after a leaking pipeline was blamed for a fatal …

California Earthquake Authority Creates Online Home Vulnerability Evaluator

The California Earthquake Authority has created an online tool to help home inspection specialists evaluate a house’s vulnerability to earthquake damage. The online tool, QuakeGrade, uses information entered by an inspector and collects data about a house’s structural and geological …

Nasburg Huggins Names Gordon Producer in Oregon

Nasburg Huggins Insurance has named Spencer Gordon as an account executive producer in its Coos Bay, Ore. office. Gordon was previously executive director of the local non-profit agency Bay Area Enterprises. He was a research analyst at the Oregon Department …

NFP’s Beatty Joins CAL Insurance as Managing Director

CAL Insurance & Associates Inc. has named Diane Beatty as a managing director if private client services. Beatty has experience working in the high-net-worth area. She previously was a regional vice president at NFP. Before that, she was a senior …

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