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Insurance Journal West

2008 Agency Salary Survey; Homeowners and Auto/Antiques and Collectibles; Hospitality Risks Directory

Insurance Journal West
March 10, 2008
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Inside This Issue


Calif. commissioner abandons uninsured driver initiative

Poizner withdraws support for ballot initiative

First auto policy sold 110 years ago

Travelers sold policy for $5,000 in liability

Seattle court rules failure to disclose voids vessel policy

Insurer can cancel marine pollution policy without disclosure

Study reports on costly 2007 wildfire season

Potential $2.5 billion in insured losses for Calif. alone

Colo. auto rates down, study says

Rates dropped 35% since state changed system

Insurers call Calif. auto repair bill 'anti-consumer'

Groups say bill would deny information to consumers

Flood map changes worry Sacramento officials, builders

Widespread concern requirements could prompt building moratorium

Alaska fishing town braces for court look at Exxon Valdez spill

Nearly two decades later, town still faces economic challenges

Former Calif. commissioner facing further scrutiny

Quakenbush, now Fla. sheriff 's deputy, shoots suspect

Ariz. settles $7 million-plus in claims

DOI reports responding to 5,020 claims in 2007

Five execs found guilty of fraud in Gen Re-AIG trial

Charges stem from allegations of falsely boosting AIG's stock price

Former Marsh execs to appeal conviction in bid-rigging case

Attorneys view the ruling as 'merely round one'

Credit crisis throws AIG into 'uncharted waters'

Further write-downs possible for insurance giant

Personal lines stability in 2008's forecast

A.M. Best says underwriting discipline driving trend


Closer Look: Homeowners/Antiques and Collectibles

How to appraise and insure historic homes

Closer Look: Homeowners/Antiques and Collectibles

Things agents should know about the appraisal process

Closer Look: Homeowners/Antiques and Collectibles

Are clients' most-valued items falling into the gap?

Nanotechnology: A big risk in a small package?

Emerging industry's impact on insurance still unknown

SPECIAL REPORT: Agency Salary Survey

Who's worth what in the independent agency system?

Closer Look: Auto/Antiques and Collectibles

Special policies for special cars

2008 Hospitality Risks Directory

Cleanliness is key to preventing hot tub claims

Proper risk management includes daily inspections, water tests and more

Auto claim frequency drop offsets rise in medical, repair costs

Report documents nationwide private passenger auto data

Calif. wholesalers seek specialty niches as the soft market continues

CIWA members value relationships with agents, insurers


Minding Your Business

How to hire a new producer

Policyholders need to be educated on importance of flood coverage

Eroding levees, flood map changes, highlight need for outreach

The spillover of bond insurer downgrades

Rep. Kanjorski on the ripple effects on nation's economy

Closing Quote

Industry fights back against charges of bad faith


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