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Legislative Update: Feb. 9, 2018 - Workers' Comp Fraud Bill Introduced
February 09, 2018 20:11 Workers Compensation Fraud Bill Introduced This Week Set for Late February Hearing The Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud Reporting Act requires the Employment Development Department (EDD) to release, upon written request, to an authorized governmental age...
Legislative Update: Feb. 16, 2018 - New Bills Impact Insurance Industry
February 16, 2018 18:07 Legislation Impacting The Insurance Industry Introduced This Week AB 2229 (Wood, Dem-Healdsburg) requires the standard form of fire insurance policy to include the features of the property being insured that contribute to increased or decreased risk as c...
Legislative Update: Jan. 26, 2018 - CEA Considers Special Assessment
January 26, 2018 15:56 California Earthquake Authority Considering New Assessment on Earthquake Policies & All P/C Policies The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is considering pursing legislation, the California Natural Catastrophe Resiliency & Loss Mitigat...
Legislative Update: Feb. 5, 2018 - Breast Cancer Survivors Bill Approved
February 05, 2018 17:43 Bill to Provide Breast Cancer Survivors Workers Compensation Unanimously Approved By Full Assembly Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (Dem-San Diego) bill, AB 479, ;a\won Assembly approval. It makes women with work-related breast cancer eligible f...
Legislative Update: Jan. 19, 2018 - Eight Fire Insurance Bills Introduced
January 19, 2018 19:03 Eight Fire Insurance Bills Introduced; Concepts Taken from Insurance Commissioner There are currently eight fire insurance related measures that have been introduced in the Legislature. All of which are ideas proposed by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. AB 174...
No Soft Landing For Cleanup Bill
August 29, 2017 16:00 As reported last week, SB 189 is working its way through the final days of the legislature. Of course this is the bill to clean up AB 2883 from last year which changed the rules for those owners of businesses that wanted to exempt themselves from workers' compensation ...
Legislative Update: Jan. 12, 2018 - Bill to Require Work Comp for Day Laborers Dies
January 12, 2018 18:42 Bill to Require Workers Compensation for Day Laborers Not Being Pursued AB 206 (Gonzales-Fletcher, Dem-San Diego) is not currently being pursued by the author as a result of heavy insurance industry lobbying against the measure. It would have eliminated the 52-hour...
The Replacement Cost Conundrum
February 16, 2017 18:14 It happens not infrequently. A consumer comes to a professional independent agent or broker for a homeowner’s insurance quote. The broker-agent dutifully obtains as much information as possible from the homeowner about the condition and con...
65 is the New 50
November 21, 2016 20:37 More employees are working beyond traditional retirement years. But is the insurance industry prepared to accommodate? There was a time where you’d work until you were 65, get a watch and a pat on the back, and head right into retirement. In fact, just 25 ye...
Court Decisions on CDI Authority Could Affect Broker-Agent Dramatically
February 01, 2017 18:31 So what now? Observers expected 2017 to produce two landmark cases establishing parameters on the legal authority of the California Insurance Commissioner to use the California Unfair Insurance Practices Act to create new categories of “unfair an...
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