AAIS News

California’s First Cannabis Business Owners Policy Approved

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the first Cannabis Business Owners Policy in the State of California. The American Association of Insurance Services designed the new CannaBOP program for cannabis dispensaries, storage facilities, processors, manufacturers, distributors, and other cannabis-related …

AAIS Releases New Builders’ Risk Coverage Form

A new builders’ risk coverage is now available for insuring civil or public works projects such as highways, levee systems, airports, and other facilities. The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has released a new Civil Works Project coverage form …

Buckeye’s Haines Becomes AAIS Chairman; Motorists’ Kaufman Elected to Board

R. Douglas Haines, president and CEO of Buckeye Insurance Group, Piqua, Ohio, is the new chairman of the board of the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). Also, the group has elected David Kaufman, president and CEO of Motorists Insurance …

AAIS, ACORD Partner on Standards for Insurers

Two major organizations that supply standard forms, rating information and policies to the property/casualty insurance industry have agreed to work more closely together. The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), and ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) have …

AAIS Names Yocius, Kadous to Key Positions

Two veteran insurance product professionals have been named to leadership positions at the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). Rich Yocius has been named vice president of actuarial services and chief actuary, and John Kadous is now vice president of …

AAIS Adds Three New Staff Positions

The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has added three new positions to its staff. Scott Sheldon, an auto insurance product manager who spent 13 years with GEICO, has been named vice president for auto insurance at AAIS, where he …

Will Wind/Hail Cosmetic Damage Exclusion Endorsements Become the Norm?

Cosmetic damage from wind and hail to homeowner and commercial properties may no longer be covered if insurers opt to use new endorsements, one for homeowners and another for commercial roofs, that are becoming available. The two organizations that standardize …

AAIS Names Parkes Vice President of Sales

Don Parkes, an insurance executive with 18 years’ experience in catastrophe risk management, has been named vice president of sales for the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). AAIS is a national insurance advisory organization that develops policy forms and …

AAIS Names Esmond Senior Director of Customer Engagement

The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has appointed Truman Esmond, of Denver, Col., to the newly-created position of senior director of customer engagement. AAIS, based in Wheaton, Ill., is a national insurance advisory organization that develops policy forms and …

Zerkovich Named Senior VP of Operations at AAIS

Joan Zerkovich has been named senior vice president of operations for the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), a national advisory organization that develops policy forms and manuals for property/casualty insurers in the U.S. Before coming to AAIS, Zerkovich served …