Arizona News

CIG Names Houghton as Regional Field Executive for Southwest

Capital Insurance Group has named Mark Houghton as the regional field executive for the Southwest region. Houghton, the former regional manager of CIG’s Anaheim, Calif. territory, will oversee field operations and business relations for CIG’s newest regional territory comprised of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Houghton has …

SBA Loans Available to Arizona Residents Hurt By Flooding

Arizona business owners and residents affected by flooding earlier this month can apply for federal loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday that low-interest disaster loans are available for Arizonans who sustained extensive damage from monsoon storms that hit …

Crestbrook Insurance Expands into Oregon, Washington

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier, is expanding into Oregon and Washington. Independent insurance agents and brokers appointed with Crestbrook in both states are now able to offer the property/casualty carrier’s products and services to …

California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States

La Jolla, Calif.-based Palomar Specialty Insurance Co., established in February 2014 as a specialty catastrophe insurer, announced it is now licensed to write residential and commercial insurance in 14 states. Palomar Specialty initially focused on writing residential earthquake insurance, commercial …

Southwest Insurance Agents Names Call, Gordon Regional VPs in Arizona

Southwest Insurance Agents Alliance has expanded its team with the addition of Nate Call and William R. Gordon as regional vice presidents for Arizona. Both Call and Gordon will be responsible for membership service, development, and insurance company relations for …

Court Ruling States Arizona Can’t Deny Immigrants Driver’s Licenses

Arizona’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to people who came to the U.S. illegally as children was blocked by a federal appeals court in San Francisco, which said the measure is probably unconstitutional. The policy most likely violates equal protection …

Health Net Garners Most Arizona Consumer Complaints

California-based Health Net sold the lowest-cost insurance plans to Arizona residents under the Affordable Care Act, but the insurer has also netted the most complaints. The Arizona Republic reports Health Net has been named in 89 of the 110 complaints …

All Risks Taps Julien as California Workers’ Comp Underwriter

Danielle Julien has been hired by wholesaler All Risks Ltd. as a workers’ compensation brokerage underwriter located in San Diego, Calif. Julien will write workers’ compensation business with retail agents in California, Arizona and Nevada. Julien has eight years of …

Quake Widely Felt In Arizona, New Mexico

A moderate earthquake struck in Arizona near the New Mexico line that was widely felt across the region, but no injuries or damages were immediately reported. County sheriffs’ offices on both sides of the state line reported receiving numerous phone …

Risky Flood Zone Yielded by Oak Creek Fire in Arizona

A risky flood zone has been created in the aftermath of a wildfire that burned around northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon, a report from forest officials said. According to experts, runoff and erosion from the Slide Fire could occur at …