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Milestones in Leadership Conference in Southern California ‘Experiential’

More than 350 business owners and decision makers attended the annual “Milestones In Leadership Summit” in Southern California earlier this month. The event, created by Ronald J. Hoefer, owner and CEO of Milestone Risk Management & Insurance Services in Orange …

Arizona Law Clarifies Medical Marijuana Insurance Requirements

Workers’ compensation carriers and self-insurers will not be required to pay for a patient’s medical marijuana under a new bill Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law. The state’s more than 63,000 holders of medical marijuana cards will still be allowed …

Retired Head of CAP in California Reflects on Medical Malpractice

He’s only a few weeks into official retirement, but James L. Weidner is already looking back fondly at the last 20 years as chief executive officer of Cooperative of American Physicians. “It was just an absolutely wonderful experience,” said Weidner, …

Idaho Man Sentenced For Insurance Fraud Against Progressive

An Idaho Falls, Idaho man has been sentenced for filing false car insurance claims. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office says Robert C. MacNeilage was sentenced last week to an intensive treatment and education program at a minimum-security prison, with an underlying …

Internet Domain .insurance to Be Available By End of 2015

The top-level Internet domain “.insurance” should be available to to the industry late this year, according to a financial services-backed organization that operates generic domains including “.bank.” The group, fTLD, submitted an application to the domain-approval organization, the Internet Corporation …

Nevada Workers’ Compensation Loss Costs See Slight Decrease in 2015

Many Nevada employers will see a slight decrease in the premiums they pay for workers’ compensation insurance this year. Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper approved a filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance for an average decrease of 0.5 …

New Mexico Legislature Considers Truancy Driver’s License Bill

A New Mexico House panel is set to debate a measure that would take away driver’s licenses of high school students who stop attending class. The House Education Committee this week took up a bill that suspends the driver’s licenses of habitually …

Colorado Reviewing Construction Liability Law

A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado Legislature. A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a bill Tuesday to address the construction-defects law. The law governs how homeowners can sue builders for shoddy construction. …

California Lawmaker Proposes Annual $52 Fee For Road Repairs

Most California drivers would pay an extra $52 a year under a proposal to raise $2 billion a year to fix the state’s crumbling roads, bridges and highways. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins’ proposal released Wednesday didn’t spell out how the …

Insurance Among Reasons Organizers End Wyoming Hot-Air Balloon Fest

Organizers of an annual hot-air balloon festival in Wyoming have reluctantly decided to end the event after 19 years. Mikki Smith, organizing committee president, says the 12-member panel voted unanimously Jan. 21 to end the Wild West Balloon Fest in …