Farmers Insurance News

Farmers in California Names Conte Head of Exclusive Agent Distribution

Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance has named Krista Conte head of exclusive agent distribution. Conte joins Farmers after more than 15 years at Allstate, where she was most recently field vice president in the California region. Farmers Insurance Group is …

GEICO, Farmers, Liberty Mutual Join Insurers Giving Breaks to Drivers, Businesses

More auto insureds and small businesses are getting a break on their insurance premiums to help them through the coronavirus crisis. Auto insurer GEICO said it will give back approximately $2.5 billion in the form of a 15 percent credit …

Farmers Insurance Expands Into South Carolina with Online Auto Insurance Policy

Farmers Insurance has launched its first auto insurance product in South Carolina, delivered exclusively through a new digital and customizable auto insurance policy available on Farmersdirect.com. The digital auto insurance product in South Carolina offers quick quoting and a self-serve …

Strap on the Goggles. Employee Training Is Entering Virtual Reality.

The future of employee training involves no embarrassing role-playing in front of new colleagues or boring web modules which take an hour each to click through. For the next wave in workplace learning, get ready to strap on a pair …

Benefitfocus Adds Toggle, a Renters Insurance Subscription Product from Farmers

Benefitfocus, a cloud-based benefits platform, has added Toggle, a Farmers company, is to its BenefitsPlace offering. BenefitsPlace allows employers, brokers and medical insurance carriers to offer specialty benefits products from more than 45 brands. The product catalog also gives consumer …

Farmers in California Names Noh CFO of Farmers Insurance Exchanges

Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance has named Thomas Noh chief financial officer of the Farmers Insurance Exchanges. He succeeds Ron Myhan, who retired after nearly 40 years with Farmers. Noh is a finance veteran who joined Farmers in 1996. He …

Former Washington Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Theft

Former Washington insurance agent Abu Ameena Ward has pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court to one count of third-degree theft and was ordered to pay $18,666 in restitution to Farmers Insurance and $700 in court fees. He entered the …

Former Agents in Washington Charged with Theft for Writing Fake Policies

Three Pierce County, Wash. residents were charged with crimes related to insurance fraud in Pierce County Superior Court The charges follow investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit. All three were charged by the Washington state Attorney General’s …

Farmers Expects $2.1B in Claims from California Wildfires

Farmers Insurance expects $2.1 billion in claims from the California wildfires in November. The Los Angeles, Calif.-based carrier said it has so far received more than 9,000 claims combined for the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire …

Former California Agent Arrested for Allegedly Stealing And Misusing Consumer Information

Andrew Barcoma Go, 51, of Bellflower, Calif., was arrested on seven felony counts including six for identity theft and one for grand theft after allegedly falsifying information on insurance applications to steal over $34,000 from Farmers Insurance. After receiving a …