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IIABCal Welcomes New Associate Member - Cowbell
PLEASANTON, CA, May 1, 2020 - IIABCal is excited to welcome its newest associate member, Cowbell, a cyber insurance MGA focused on delivering stand-alone, admitted coverage tailored to the unique needs of small to mid-size enterprises through a network of independent insurance agencies. ...
Insurance Services Deemed Essential In Newsom's Order
SACRAMENTO, CA, March 20, 2020 -- Only hours after California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara strongly encouraged all insurers and broker-agents to continue serving customers, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an order imposing “shelter-in-place” rules that require all non-essential busin...
Commissioner Calls For Insurance Services To Remain Open
SACRAMENTO, CA, March 19, 2020 - California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today strongly encouraged all insurers and broker-agents to remain open for business during the Coronavirus, even if telecommuting or reduced staffing is required, in order to provide consumers with the required insuranc...
IIABCal Calls On Commissioner To Declare Insurance Services “Essential”
PLEASANTON, CA, March 18, 2020 - IIABCal on Tuesday asked California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to declare that insurance agencies and brokerages are “essential businesses” in response to “shelter-in-place” policies that are now requiring non-essential businesses to ...
Associate Member Spotlight: Union General
PLEASANTON, CA, Feb. 25, 2020 – IIABCal's Associate Member, Union General Insurance Services, a wholesaler specializing in transportation and other commercial and personal lines in California, has a long-time tradition of helping independent insurance agents and brokers place ris...
Volunteer Involvement Key To IIABCal Success
PLEASANTON, CA, Jan. 7, 2020 -- The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California (IIABCal) each year honors a number of member agents and brokers with awards and scholarships in recognition of their involvement in their industry, community and association. In 2019, the following...
Associate Members Serve Technology Needs of Agents & Brokers
PLEASANTON, CA, Jan. 8, 2020 -- IIABCal has strong support from a wide range of associate member companies offering a full line of products and services that enhance the operational efficiencies and competitive advantage of member agents and brokers. IIABCal is adding Insurtech companies to it...
Insurance Commissioner Imposes First-Time, Statewide Insurance Moratorium in California
PLEASANTON, CA, Dec. 5, 2019 - California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's decision today to issue a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders in wildfire designated areas is a recognition of the problem facing California insurance consumers, but his ac...
Associate Member Spotlight: Thimble Makes Insurance Simple
PLEASANTON, CA, Dec. 18, 2019 - If you're looking to make insurance simple and enable your small business clients to succeed, IIABCal Associate Member Thimble might be your answer. Underwritten by Markel, Thimble is the first small business insurance company to offer liability insurance an...
AB 5 Passes Legislature - Awaits Governor's Signature
SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 11, 2019 -- The California Legislature passed AB 5, a bill that in part will exempt independent insurance agents and brokers from the Dynamex Decision, and the measure now awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature before becoming law. In its last week of the 2019 legisl...
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