California News

ACM Launches InsurTech Projects to Streamline Efficiencies

San Diego, CA, November 27, 2018 –Celebrating 30 years in claims management, American Claims Management (ACMclaims.com) has launched several InsurTech projects in 2018, with more to come in 2019. “In our quest to remain cutting edge, we’re participating in an …

California Jury Rules Disease Expert Must Pay $105M to Cancer Victim

A California man convicted of practicing medicine without a license must pay more than $105 million to a woman who said he falsely promised to cure her breast cancer. KNSD-TV says San Diego jurors decided Wednesday that Robert O. Young …

Report: Workers’ Comp Medical Payments Fell in California After Reforms

Medical payments per claim with more than seven days of lost time in California decreased after the implementation of workers’ comp reform for claims with experience through March 2017, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. …

New Report Shows California’s Share of Payroll, Workers’ Comp

Californians accounted for 11.9 percent of all jobs covered by workers’ compensation in the U.S. in 2016, 13.9 percent of covered payroll and 19.6 percent of all cash and medical benefits paid for work injuries and illnesses, according to the …

Cannabis- Related Insurance Simplified with Big Pine Insurance

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, October 17, 2018- Anyone who wants to partner with a forward-thinking insurance agency should look no further than Rancho Cucamonga’s Big Pine Insurance. Cannabis-related insurance coverage used to be ridiculously complicated, but just as government regulations have …

California Bracing for High Winds, Increased Wildfire Danger

Potentially powerful winds combined with dry weather are raising the threat of wildfires in California. State firefighters say they are preparing for potential extreme fire weather early in the week. The National Weather Service has issued warnings for increased fire …

California Heads into its Peak Fire Season with State-Sized Burn Scar

California is poised to set an annual record it never wanted to break: the amount of earth scorched by wildfires. Blazes have already ripped through enough acres to blacken the entire state of Delaware, and what’s typically California’s worst month …

Cracks Close San Francisco Building, Snarl Traffic for Salesforce Event

San Francisco’s financial district, usually jammed with traffic during Salesforce.com Inc.’s annual Dreamforce conference, has been thrown into chaos after a new transportation terminal, named for the software company, was closed through next week. Authorities found cracks in two steel …

J&J Talc Supplier Settles in California Asbestos Case

Imerys SA, which supplies talc to Johnson & Johnson, isn’t taking chances as another jury weighs whether to sock the health-care giant with a punishing verdict. A unit of Imerys agreed to settle its part of a California woman’s lawsuit …

California’s Governor: Insurance Fared Better in Wildfires Bill

California lawmakers didn’t go as far as Governor Jerry Brown wanted to address potential liabilities for utilities from wildfires, and the governor said that “it’s hard to say” if they ever would. Brown, citing longstanding practice, declined to say if …