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House Advances Flood Insurance Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 14, 2017—Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act,” introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin). This legislation reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and makes several ref...
Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers Voted Best Agency To Work For
TUSTIN, CA, Nov. 16, 2017 -- IIABCal member, Wood Gutmann & Bogart, Tustin, CA, was voted the west’s Sliver recipient of the “2017 Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For.” Insurance Journal surveyed nearly 4,000 CSRs, account executives, producers, managers and o...
Rose Kaerth Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
Nov. 9, 2017, SACRAMENTO, CA -- The IBA Sacramento honored long-time industry leader, Rose Kaerth, with the association’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 Sacramento “I” Day. Referred to as the “glue of the association,” Kaerth has left an &...
Kulchin Ross Voted Best Agency
TARZANA, CA, Nov. 1, 2017 -- IIABCal member, Kulchin Ross Insurance Services, LLC, Tarzana, CA, was voted the west’s Bronze recipient of the “2017 Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For.” Insurance Journal surveyed nearly 4,000 CSRs, account executives, producers, ma...
Morris & Garritano Awarded the Nation’s 2017 ‘Overall Best Agency to Work For’
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, October 3, 2017 — Morris & Garritano Insurance (M&G) is the honored recipient of the Insurance Journal’s 2017 ‘Overall Best Agency to Work For’ Award. CEO Brendan Morris is especially grateful for the agency’s recognition as an outstandin...
IIABCal Files Amicus Brief in PacifiCare Litigation
SANTA ANA, CA, Oct. 26, 2017 — IIABCal filed an amicus brief with industry partners this week urging the California 4th District Court of Appeals to uphold a trial court’s decision invalidating key components of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’s attempt to radical...
Bill To Exempt Executives & Professional Corporation Principals From Workers' Comp Sent To Governor
SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 14, 2017 -- The California Legislature has unanimously approved SB 189, a bill intended to “clean-up” problems caused by last year’s AB 2883, which changed the requirements for “owners” of businesses to exempt themselves from workers’ compens...
IIABCal Welcomes Newest Member: Glover Independent Insurance Agency West
PLEASANTON, CA, Sept. 21, 2017 - IIABCal is proud to announce its latest regular member, Tashinda Glover Richardson, Director & CEO, Glover Independent Insurance Agency West, Oakland, CA. The Glover Independent Insurance Agency West is a small family-owned company located in ...
Insurance Agent Tax Identification Number Requirement Bill Passed Assembly Committee
SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 31, 2017 -- IIABCal-supported SB 788 (Ricardo Lara, Dem-Bell Gardens) this week was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously. The bill mandates the Insurance Commissioner require either a social security number or an individual taxpayer identificati...
IIABCal & Industry Loses Past Leader
PLEASANTON, CA, Sept. 11, 2017 -- IIABCal Past Director and IAA Santa Cruz Past President Charles Downey passed away with his family by his side Aug. 31, 2017. Mr. Downey’s insurance career spanned more than 60 years, and he had many agency and company friends throughout California. &...
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