Recent Media Coverage

3-part segment on ABC7 Los Angeles featuring Rick Dinger and Jill Epstein (3/12/24)

Interview on ABC 10 San Diego featuring Steve Young discussing the withdrawal of Farmer's Insurance from California (3/14/24)
Interview on KPBS San Diego featuring Jill Epstein discussing the cost of homeowners insurance coverage (3/14/24)

Social Media Posts Content Downloads

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Property Insurance Crisis – Installment VII (5/31/24)
Property Insurance Crisis – Installment VI (4/30/24)
IIABCal Testimony on Cat Modeling in Rating (4/19/24)
IIABCal Testimony on Proposed Complete Rate Application Regulations (3/26/2024)
Property Insurance Crisis - Installment V (3/25/24)
Property Insurance Crisis - Installment IV (3/7/24)

Property Insurance Crisis - Installment III (1/24/24)
Property Insurance Crisis - Installment II (12/13/23)
Property Insurance Crisis - Installment I (11/6/23)

Letter to Consumers (DOWNLOAD) (10/18/23)

IIABCal Legal Defense Fund Efforts Move to Phase 2 (10/5/23) 
Governor declares property insurance state of emergency; Lara vows to restore property insurance marketplace (9/21/23)
IIABCal will redouble its efforts to fix the California property insurance market (9/18/23)
Governor Signs Bill Expanding Licensing Exams (9/18/23)

Homeowners Insurance Crisis Attracting Increased Attention (8/11/23)
IIABCal Urges CDI to Let Insurers Use Rate Models (7/13/23)
IIABCal Members Plead for Regulatory Relief (5/10/23)
IIABCal Amendments to SB 263 Accepted (5/5/23)
IIABCal Opposes “Discriminatory” SB 263 (4/4/23)
CDI and FAIR Plan Reach Agreement to Increase Commercial Coverage Limit to $20 Million (4/4/23)
Carrier Exodus from California Continues-IIABCal Appeals to Insurance Committees (4/4/23)
IIABCal's Plan to Restore Property Markets - Insurance Committee Letters (3/20/23)
Proposed Bill Creates License To Sue Insurance Agents and Brokers (3-22-23)
IIABCal Testifies at Assembly Insurance Committee on FAIR Plan (3-10-23)
IIABCal Meet With Top CDI Officials on Property Insurance Crisis (3-3-23)
IIABCal Testifies at Senate Insurance Committee on Property Insurance (3-2-23)
IIABCal Prepares Legislation to Restore Property Insurance Marketplace (2-3-23)
Consumers Need Healthy Insurance Competition in California (2-3-23)
IIABCal Calls on Member Support In Restoring Insurance Markets in California (2-3-23)
CDI Revises Notice on Broker-Agent License Numbers in Emails (1-11-23)
IIABCal New Laws Briefing:  What To Expect in 2023 (12-14-2022)
IIABCal Urges Changes To CDI Notice on Broker-Agent Emails (12-6-2022)
California Regulatory System Hurting Independent Agents & Their Clients (11-29-2022)
Insurance Commissioner Lara Inaction Is Causing Auto Insurance Crisis (11-27-2022)
California Is Where Insurance Markets Go To Die, IIABCal Says (11-15-2022)
IIABCal Calls On Commissioner Lara To Do More (10-11-2022)
California's Insurance Crisis: Enough is Enough (10-7-2022)
IIABCal Joins CDI Workshop on Potential New Underwriting Restrictions (10-5-2022)
IIABCal Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Appellate Ruling in PacifiCare (8-16-2022)
IIABCal Urges Lara to Restore the State's Property Insurance Market (7-13-2022)


For more than 100 years, IIABCal has provided legislative, regulatory, judicial and grassroots advocacy to independent agents and brokers through a network of professional advocates and volunteer members. IIABCal members are part of a political grassroots organization, comprised of thousands of independent insurance agents and brokers speaking with one voice on the state and national levels.

State Representation: Mobilizing the collective strength of agents and brokers into a united voice is IIABCal's most important member benefit.  No other organization is as capable or effective on behalf of independent agents and brokers. IIABCal's legislative, regulatory and political grassroots advocacy is under the capable direction of full-time, professional advocacates.

National Representation: The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America's (IIABA) grassroots program is the backbone of legislative advocacy on agent and broker issues on Capitol Hill and in state capitals. IIABA's 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees are a formidable grassroots constituency on Capitol Hill. They play a key role in shaping legislation involving insurance regulatory reform, producer compensation, small business concerns, tax issues, tort reform, privacy issues, natural disaster reform, terrorism insurance, crop insurance issues and health care reform. 

Your Regulatory Advocate:
Steve Young
Senior Vice President/
General Counsel



Your Legislative Advocate:
John Norwood
Managing Partner/
Counselor of Law

Norwood Associates