1. Speaker Calls on Assembly Committee to ‘Get to Yes’ on Universal Health Care

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 24, 2017 — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced that Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Dr. Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), chairs of the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, will hold ongoing hearings beginnin...
  2. Workers' Comp Exemption Bill Moves Through Legislature

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 24, 2017 - A measure that exempts corporate officers and professional corporation principals from being required to carry workers’ compensation policies is moving through the Legislature, but remains very much a work in progress. IIABCal-supported SB 189, sponsored by S...
  3. Legislative Measure Pings Radar of Agents & Brokers

    SACRAMENTO, CA, July 6, 2017 -  While a legislative proposal does not specifically relate to insurance as a subject matter, SB 244 (Senator Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens) will impact the business of insurance, and indirectly, independent insurance agents and brokers.  Appearing late at t...
  4. Governor Signs Insurance Agent & Broker Interstate Banking Authorization For Premium Trust Accounts

    Sacramento, CA,  July 18, 2017 -- Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed legislation to permit California insurance agents and brokers to utilize out of state banking services for deposit of premium dollars. AB 1460, authored by Assembly Insurance, Banking and Financial Institutions Committee Ch...
  5. Fight Continues Against Bad Business Legislation

    SACRAMENTO, CA, June 22, 2017 -  The fight continues against proposed legislation making its way through the California Legislature that hinder job creation and economic growth.  While bills to make it burdensome to conduct business in California are still alive, there are industry coal...
  6. CDI Approves Revised EquityComp Policies For Sale And Renewal

    SACRAMENTO, CA, June 9, 2017 —The California Department of Insurance announced a settlement this week that will allow Applied Underwriters to resume selling new, and renewing existing, workers’ compensation policies in its EquityComp program, and resolve all issues that the parties had b...
  7. Insurers Wrote $68.8 Billion In California Premiums in 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2017 - Insurance companies in California wrote $68.8 billion in P&C premiums in 2015, representing 11.67% of the U.S. insurance market, ranking the Golden State No. 1 in the country, according to figures released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (...
  8. Court of Appeals Rules Against FAIR Plan

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 1, 2017 — The First District Court of Appeals has ruled that the California FAIR Plan must pay a policyholder far in excess of its actual-cash-value policy requirements, finding that recent amendments to the California Insurance Code trumped policy provisions.  ...
  9. Senate Committee Passes Interstate Banking Bill

    SACRAMENTO, CA , June 8, 2017 - The California Senate Insurance, Banking and Financial Institutions Committee unanimously approved AB 1460 this week, a bill that would modernize location requirements for insurance broker-agent trust accounts. The bill, supported by InsurBanc and IIABCal, woul...
  10. Controversial Workers’ Comp Bill Removed From Agenda

    SACRAMENTO, CA – April 19, 2017 - AB 206 (Gonzalez-Fletcher, D-San Diego), a bill that requires workers comp insurance to day laborers, such as nannies and landscape maintenance workers, was removed from the agenda of the California Assembly Insurance Committee today. “This was one of...
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