California News

American Claims Management Chosen by Pet Health Provider VCA to Manage Claims Experience

San Diego, CA, June 28, 2016 –American Claims Management, Inc. (ACM) has assumed third party administration of all animal malpractice and general liability claims for Veterinary Centers of America (VCA), a publicly traded provider of pet health care services. By teaming …

More California Drivers Spotted Using Cellphones, Traffic Report Shows

The number of California drivers using cellphones is rising, as are deaths and injuries blamed on distracted driving. The California Office of Traffic Safety reported this week that nearly 13 percent of drivers were seen using mobile devices in an …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC Recognized as One of San Diego’s Healthiest Companies in 2016 by the San Diego Business Journal

San Diego, CA, June 23, 2016 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (“Atlas”), a national full service program administrator, has been named one of the healthiest companies in San Diego in 2016 by the San Diego Business Journal. This is …

Investigation Solutions Announces New Executive Hire

Irvine, CA, June 22, 2016- Investigation Solutions, Inc. (ISI) has announced the addition of Brian Wiggins to their Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Division. ISI is a national field adjusting and investigation company specializing in uncovering fraudulent insurance claims. Wiggins was formerly …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC Announces Exclusive New Workers’ Compensation Partnership with Falls Lake Insurance Companies

San Diego, CA, June 14, 2016 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program administrator, announced today the addition of an exclusive new workers’ compensation insurance program with Falls Lake Insurance Companies. Falls Lake Fire and Casualty Company …

Greenpath Insurance in California Rebrands as Aspire

Greenpath Insurance will now be known as Aspire General Insurance Co., the firm announced. The brand change is a reflection of Aspire’s new direction and leadership. The firm has undergone major changes over the last year, and the rebranding is one of …

Former California Lawmaker Pleas Guilty in Money Laundering Case Involving Workers’ Comp

A former California Legislator on Monday pleaded guilty to crimes that included accepting bribes, some related to alleged bribes involving workers’ compensation fraud. Former Democratic Assemblyman Tom Calderon pleaded guilty to one felony count of money laundering as part of an …

Insurance Startup in California Eyeing Gig Economy Opens $2M Seed Round

Bunker Project Inc., a San Francisco, Calif.-based insurance technology startup, announced a $2 million seed funding round. The round was co-led by Comcast Ventures and Route 66 Ventures. Insurance carriers Hiscox and American Family Ventures also participated in the round. Bunker …

Judge Questions Lyft’s Revised Pay Deal with California Drivers

Lyft Inc. may have more work to do to win court approval of a settlement with 163,000 California drivers who sued to be treated as employees. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco on Thursday indicated he’s hesitant to …

California Senate OKs Bill to Avert License Suspensions for Minor Offenses

The California Senate on Tuesday passed legislation by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for people who fail to appear in court on minor traffic offenses or fail to pay fines for …