Insurance Journal » Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 CIG Names Houghton as Regional Field Executive for Southwest http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/13/343386.htm Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:32:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=343386 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 …

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SBA Loans Available to Arizona Residents Hurt By Flooding http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/07/342890.htm Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:44:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=342890 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 …

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Crestbrook Insurance Expands into Oregon, Washington http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/22/338428.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:40:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338428 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 …

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California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/22/338418.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:32:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338418 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 …

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Southwest Insurance Agents Names Call, Gordon Regional VPs in Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/18/337908.htm Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:42:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337908 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 …

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Court Ruling States Arizona Can’t Deny Immigrants Driver’s Licenses http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/08/334022.htm Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:03:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334022 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 …

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Health Net Garners Most Arizona Consumer Complaints http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/07/333934.htm Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:52:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333934 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 …

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All Risks Taps Julien as California Workers’ Comp Underwriter http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/30/333338.htm Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:58:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333338 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 …

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Quake Widely Felt In Arizona, New Mexico http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/30/333261.htm Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:08:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333261 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 …

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Risky Flood Zone Yielded by Oak Creek Fire in Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/16/332093.htm Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:34:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332093 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 …

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‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive,’ Says Arizona Campaign http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/11/331575.htm Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:23:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331575 Arizona officials are launching a new public-education campaign on highway safety, using a recent dust-related fatal crash to promote the message of “pull aside, stay alive.” The Department of Transportation says the new campaign is keyed to the approaching summer …

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Firefighters battle Arizona wildfire, Now More Than 7.5 Square Miles http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/22/329853.htm Thu, 22 May 2014 16:14:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329853 A wildfire that started in a scenic canyon snaked toward Flagstaff on Thursday, prompting residents of outlying areas to prepare to flee and blanketing the city in smoke. The human-caused Slide Fire started Tuesday and had burned 7.5 square miles …

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Wrong-Way Wrecks Warrant Prevention Discussions in Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/20/329672.htm Tue, 20 May 2014 16:14:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329672 Arizona highway safety and transportation officials are trying to figure out how to curb wrong-way accidents on Arizona highways. The third such fatal head-on accident the Phoenix area in a week killed two people early Sunday. Five other people died …

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Crestbrook Insurance Expands into Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/25/327339.htm Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:53:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327339 Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier, has expanded into Arizona. Independent insurance agents and brokers appointed with Crestbrook in Arizona are now able to offer the property and casualty carrier’s products and services to their affluent clients. …

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Backers Drop Arizona Legislation On Workers’ Comp Benefits http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/03/27/324590.htm Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:45:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324590 Business-backed legislation to prohibit workers from filing lawsuits alleging they were unfairly denied workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries is going nowhere at the Arizona Legislature. According to the Arizona Capitol Times, supporters of the legislation decided to shelve it …

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AIA Western Region Vice President Marjorie Berte To Retire http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/18/320704.htm Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:44:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320704 Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31 Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in …

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Arizona School District Gets $23M Claim Over Boy’s Injury http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/13/316904.htm Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:57:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316904 The mother of a boy who suffered a brain injury after falling at a Tucson, Ariz. elementary school has filed a $23 million claim against the school district. The Arizona Daily Star reported Saturday that the claim for Danette Pahl …

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Arizona DUIs Dropped In 2013 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/08/316409.htm Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:59:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316409 For the first time in a decade, the total number of DUIs in Arizona has dropped. That’s according to statistics from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, which coordinates a statewide task force targeting drunk drivers. Officers participating in the …

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Arizona DPS to Crack Down On Texting Drivers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/11/12/310903.htm Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:02:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=310903 The Arizona Department of Public Safety plans to crack down on drivers who are distracted by texting or their cellphones in general. The enforcement effort will begin in January and be accompanied by an education campaign, DPS spokesman Bart Graves …

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Arizona Legislator’s Close Call in I-10 Dust Storm Prompts Call for Action http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/11/06/310513.htm Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:47:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=310513 An Arizona legislator had a narrow escape on Interstate 10 last week during a dust storm in Pinal County when chain-reaction collisions killed 3 people. State Sen. Steve Farley was driving back to Tucson after a meeting in Phoenix when …

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Willis Names Long Regional Placement Officer in West http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/10/03/307222.htm Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:16:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=307222 Willis North America named Linda Leigh Long regional placement officer in its West region. Long will lead a team insurance placement professionals across Willis’ West region, which includes operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. She will …

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Brewer Issues Emergency Declaration For 2 Arizona Counties http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/09/23/305960.htm Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:07:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=305960 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a declaration of emergency to assist with flood recovery in Apache and Greenlee counties. A series of powerful monsoon storms passed over the two northeastern Arizona counties on Sept. 13-14. The storms caused significant …

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Wildfires Across The West Push Spending Past $1B http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/08/22/302554.htm Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:55:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=302554 More than 40 uncontained, active and large wildfires dot the western U.S. from Arizona to Washington state and Alaska, taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency Fire Center in …

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Arizona Flash Flood Carries Away Tour Bus, None Hurt http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/07/30/299964.htm Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:47:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=299964 Flash flood waters swept a tour bus with 33 people aboard hundreds of yards down a wash in northwestern Arizona and the vehicle flipped on its side, but no one was injured, officials said. The Las Vegas-bound bus was returning …

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Arizona Regents Cite Concerns Over Student Safety http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/07/18/298920.htm Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:54:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=298920 The board that oversees Arizona’s state university system is expressing concern about student safety in the wake of dangerous and criminal activities that include alcohol-related injuries, sexual assaults and at least one fatality. According to The Arizona Republic, a letter …

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Pistachios in Hawaii Recalled Over Salmonella http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/07/17/298814.htm Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:43:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=298814 Bags of pistachios made by a Hilo company are being recalled for possible salmonella contamination. Hawaii News Now reported the Food and Drug Administration says batches of Hilo Products Roasted & Salted Natural Pistachios may carry the bacteria. The bags …

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Report: Arizona Wildfire Grew Quickly, Was Erratic http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/07/17/298810.htm Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:40:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=298810 A new report shows an Arizona wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly grew into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the …

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Arizona Man Seeks $500,000 Over Dismissed DUI Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/12/295134.htm Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:39:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=295134 A man is seeking $500,000 from an Arizona city for his arrest on a drunken driving charge even though a breath-alcohol test showed he hadn’t consumed any alcohol. Jessie Thornton was cited in a Dec. 7 traffic stop in the …

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Feds: Another Tough Wildfire Season For West http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/05/14/291831.htm Tue, 14 May 2013 16:15:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=291831 Fire officials are poised for a tough wildfire season after another dry winter across much of the West, and made more challenging because federal budget cuts mean fewer firefighters on the ground, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Monday. Jewell said …

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Fewer DUI’s In Arizona Over St. Paddy’s Weekend http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/21/285395.htm Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:09:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=285395 Arizona authorities say there were fewer DUI arrests made over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend compared to a year ago. According to statistics from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 273 DUI arrests statewide from Thursday through Sunday. …

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