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Nyberg Joins the Leavitt Group in Washington

Brandon Nyberg has joined The Leavitt Group’s Tacoma office. Nyberg specializes in employee benefits for companies of all sizes. His insurance experience includes working with self-funded groups with over 100 employees. Prior to his work in insurance, Nyberg was a commercial …

Bill in California Would Insure People In U.S. Illegally

Immigrants living in the country illegally would be able to buy health insurance through the state of California under a bill introduced by a state senator. Only U.S. citizens can buy policies under the Affordable Care Act through health exchanges …

Hole-in-one Insurance Fraudster in Washington Sentenced

Kevin Kolenda, 56, a Connecticut businessman who has been reportedly defrauding golf tournaments and golfers for two decades, was sentenced Friday in King County Superior Court in Washington. Judge Jean Rietschel sentenced Kolenda to 86 days with credit for time …

Utah Claims Settled by Phillips 66 for $2 Million

Oil refiner Phillips 66 has paid $2 million to settle allegations it helped itself to a state fund for cleaning up damage from leaking fuel storage tanks even though it had insurance to cover the cleanups. Phillips 66 is among …

Hartwig’s 2014 Big on Post-Crisis Economy, Yellen Swellin’, Hyperdata

This is probably the 20th year ahead-yearend outlook story I’ve written over the years. They’re usually fun, and experts who comment for them can be way off, far out or spot on. Looking forward is good, and looking back is …

Sharks, Beer Among Most Popular Headlines in West

For years newshounds have endeavored to figure out a way to predict what stories will prove most popular with readers. While a few web news aggregators have had some measure of success and have steadily drawn in readers with hot …

Insurance Equality Ordered For Gay Marriage in New Mexico

Insurance companies in New Mexico must provide same-sex married couples with the same discounts and benefits offered to opposite-sex married couples, the state insurance regulator announced Wednesday. Insurance Superintendent John Franchini said couples with valid marriage licenses – regardless of …

California City Says No To Pamplona-Style Bull Run

One Southern California city has nixed a Pamplona-style bull running event because of safety concerns. The Riverside Press Enterprise reported Lake Elsinore City Manager Grant Yates said Wednesday he denied an application for the event slated for March 8. The …

Burnett Named Chief of Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Fraud Unit

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has named longtime prosecutor George Burnett as the new chief of the Workers’ Compensation, Insurance, and Social Security Fraud Unit. The appointment was announced Oct. 14. Burnett served as an assistant attorney general in the …

Hole-In-One Golf Insurer: Guilty To 3 Felonies in Washington

A businessman accused of insuring golf tournament hole-in-one prizes then failing to pay plead guilty in a Washington court to two counts of selling insurance without a license and one count of first-degree theft. Kevin Kolenda, 55, of Norwalk, Conn., …