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Survey: California Leads Nation in Insurers Contracting with Diverse Businesses

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones hailed the results from the first national survey of the insurance industry around supplier and governing board diversity issued today. Insurance commissioners from six states – California, District of Columbia, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and …

California Lawmaker Introduces ‘Superbug’ Infections, Death Reporting Bill

A California state senator introduced a bill on Monday that would mandate reporting of antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths and require doctors to record the infections on death certificates when they are a cause of death. The legislation also aims to …

California is Taking Global Warming Fight to Dairy Cows

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September …

PG&E in California Announces $85M Diablo Canyon Closure Deal

Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $85 million to neighboring cities and a school district affected by the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the California utility announced. The state’s largest utility reached a deal to …

Uber Working to Settle with California Drivers over Employee Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to finalize a settlement with California drivers to resolve potentially billions of dollars in claims stemming from the company’s refusal to give them the protections and benefits of employees. The case centers on allegations that …

Arrowhead Opens Its Architects and Engineers Liability Program to All Retail Producers

San Diego, CA, November 16, 2016- Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. (Arrowhead), one of the largest program administrators in the country, announced this week that its Architects & Engineers (A&E) Professional Liability Insurance Program is now available on an open-market …

1.8 Million Western U.S. Homes at Extreme or High Wildfire Risk, Report Shows

Things haven’t gone as bad as they could have so far in 2016 coming off last year’s record-setting wildfire season in the Western U.S., according to a report out today detailing wildfire risks to properties in the Western U.S. The author of …

Group Suing Chemical Giant Dow over Pesticide Used in California

Chemical manufacturing giant Dow fails to warn people in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields, health advocates claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Telone is among the most commonly used pesticides in …

“Biggie Award” Winners Announced at BIG Minivention

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, September 13, 2016 – The BIG Independent Group (www.biginsusa.com), an association of independent insurance agents and brokers, announced the winners of its “BIGGIE Awards” at the groups recent Minivention held on September 7th at Wente Winery in Livermore, …

AIA Backs California Bill Changing Workers’ Comp Filing Requirements

The American Insurance Association is asking California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign into law a bill that would exempt large employers from waiting for insurance commissioner approval of ancillary agreements that are part of high-deductible workers’ compensation policies. Assembly Bill …