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09.22.2014
5:57pm
Gorst & Compass Names Bacarti Senior Personal Lines Underwriter
p Gorst & Compass Insurance has named Donna Bacarti its senior personal lines underwriter. Bacarti will manage the newly opened San Diego, Calif. branch. Bacarti has extensive personal lines experience and has been working in the excess and surplus lines industry … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/22/341320.htm" Gorst & Compass Names Bacarti Senior Personal Lines Underwriter /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.22.2014
3:52pm
California Wildfire Concerns Include Hotter Temperatures, Erratic Winds
p Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds. Fire spokesman Ryan Lubben says cooler, wet weather that helped firefighters over the weekend were expected to give way today to a weather pattern that could increase … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/22/341277.htm" California Wildfire Concerns Include Hotter Temperatures, Erratic Winds /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.22.2014
3:47pm
Franchisee Business Investments Would be Protected by California Bill
p When Kathryn Slater-Carter learned her family would lose 1.5 million after McDonald’s Corp. did not renew the franchise agreement on one of their restaurants in the San Francisco suburbs, she tried for a second time to change state law to … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/22/341272.htm" Franchisee Business Investments Would be Protected by California Bill /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.22.2014
3:42pm
La Porta Named Director of Sales & Marketing for CIG in California
p Capital Insurance Group has named John La Porta director of sales and marketing. La Porta will work alongside the regional field executives to provide direction and support for the agency development managers across the Western U.S. La Porta began his … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/22/341270.htm" La Porta Named Director of Sales & Marketing for CIG in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.22.2014
3:35pm
Wholesale Trading Names Shannon Vice President in California
p Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services LLC has named Sean Shannon vice president and property broker on the firm’s property team. Shannon will be based in WTCI’s San Francisco office. Shannon joins WTCI from Worldwide Facilities Inc., where he specialized in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/22/341266.htm" Wholesale Trading Names Shannon Vice President in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.19.2014
5:37pm
Senior VP Weaver to Retire from McGraw Group in California
p Brian Weaver, senior vice president of sales for Menlo Park, Calif.-based McGraw Group of Affiliated Cos., will retire effective Sept. 30. Cindy Roth will be joining the McGraw Group as senior vice president of sales and distribution beginning Sept. 24. Weaver has … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/19/341203.htm" Senior VP Weaver to Retire from McGraw Group in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.19.2014
5:19pm
Starley-Leavitt Insurance Agency Taps Donnelley in Idaho
p Twin Falls, Idaho-based Starley-Leavitt Insurance Agency has named Nikki Donnelley an account executive. Donnelley specializes in commercial insurance for construction and condominium risks. She has worked in the insurance industry since 1991 and also has experience managing a large construction … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/19/341200.htm" Starley-Leavitt Insurance Agency Taps Donnelley in Idaho /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.19.2014
3:50pm
Workers Comp Fraud Charges Filed on Utah
p A Utah man who suffered a knee injury while working at the Montana State Prison is charged with defrauding the state worker’s compensation fund by collecting total disability benefits while running a construction company. The Independent Record reported the attorney … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/19/341159.htm" Workers Comp Fraud Charges Filed on Utah /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.19.2014
3:46pm
Idaho Car Crash Caused by Burned Armpit Hair
p A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday. All five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/19/341156.htm" Idaho Car Crash Caused by Burned Armpit Hair /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.19.2014
3:42pm
Explosive Growth From California Wildfire Threatens Homes
p An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday. The fire east of Sacramento had burned through 111 square miles, up from … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/19/341153.htm" Explosive Growth From California Wildfire Threatens Homes /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.18.2014
11:43pm
California Governor Signs Bill Earthquake Insurance Information Bill
p Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 2064, a bill aimed at changing the way Californians learn about earthquake insurance for their homes. Under California law, insurers that sell residential property insurance also must offer earthquake coverage to their policyholders. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/18/341082.htm" California Governor Signs Bill Earthquake Insurance Information Bill /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.18.2014
4:14pm
Next up to Test Self-driving Cars on California Roads: Mercedes-Benz
p Mercedes-Benz has followed Volkswagen AG s Audi unit in getting a license to test self- driving vehicles on California roads as the luxury-car makers vie for a market predicted to grow to 87 billion by 2030. Mercedes, the third-biggest producer of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/18/341021.htm" Next up to Test Self-driving Cars on California Roads: Mercedes-Benz /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.18.2014
3:52pm
Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victims Sue Ammo Seller
p The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/18/341010.htm" Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victims Sue Ammo Seller /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.18.2014
3:49pm
Washington s Puget Sound Jolted by Magnitude-4.0 Quake
p A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday. The earthquake was centered near the town of Seabeck in Kitsap County, about 40 miles west of Seattle. The shaking was felt as far away as Everett, Olympia … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/18/341006.htm" Washington’s Puget Sound Jolted by Magnitude-4.0 Quake /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.18.2014
3:47pm
Nevada Truck Firm in Amtrak Crash Could Pay 4.5M+
p A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than 5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/18/341002.htm" Nevada Truck Firm in Amtrak Crash Could Pay 4.5M+ /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.17.2014
9:26pm
California Governor Signs Ridesharing Bill
p California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill to establish insurance requirements for transportation network companies and their drivers. Assembly Bill 2293, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, defines with personal and commercial auto insurance is in effect, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/17/340911.htm" California Governor Signs Ridesharing Bill /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.17.2014
7:59pm
Prop. 103 vs. Self-driving Cars Revving up in California
p Way back in 1988 it probably seemed like the idea of self-driving vehicles was about as far off as flying cars or hovercraft. That was the year California voters enacted Proposition 103, giving among other things an insurance commissioner the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/17/340898.htm" Prop. 103 vs. Self-driving Cars Revving up in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.17.2014
4:22pm
ICW Group Names McAdam Western Regional Director
p San Diego, Calif.-based ICW Group has added Stacey McAdam to a director-level position on its workers compensation executive team. McAdam will oversee business development, underwriting and agent outreach initiatives for ICW Group s western states. McAdam will play a role in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/17/340845.htm" ICW Group Names McAdam Western Regional Director /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.17.2014
4:14pm
Drivers in California Must Give Bikes 3-Foot Buffer
p Californians will now need to take extra care to steer clear of cyclists. Under statewide regulations taking effect Tuesday, drivers must give bikes a buffer zone of at least 3 feet while passing. Cited violators will face a fine of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/17/340840.htm" Drivers in California Must Give Bikes 3-Foot Buffer /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.17.2014
4:11pm
California Fire s Rapid Growth Draws Droves of Firefighters
p Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences. Hundreds of additional firefighters were dispatched to the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/17/340837.htm" California Fire s Rapid Growth Draws Droves of Firefighters /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.17.2014
4:07pm
NFP in California Names Ennis Vice President
p San Jose, Calif.-based NFP National Financial Partners Corp. has announced that Robert Ennis has joined the firm as vice president of employee benefits. Ennis has extensive benefits knowledge and leadership experience. He previously held vice president and senior management positions … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/17/340834.htm" NFP in California Names Ennis Vice President /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.16.2014
3:47pm
100 Homes Destroyed by Northern California Wildfire
p A wind-driven fire cut through a small California town near the Oregon border on Monday damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said. The town near the base of Mount Shasta in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/16/340587.htm" 100 Homes Destroyed by Northern California Wildfire /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.16.2014
3:37pm
Montana Crops Besieged by Floodwaters
p The round hay bales in the Saco flats have turned dark with mud and mildew. The high-water mark rises halfway up these slumping, soggy bales thousands of which dot the fields along U.S. Highway 12 bearing the ruin … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/16/340582.htm" Montana Crops Besieged by Floodwaters /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.16.2014
2:49pm
Arizonans Face Second Tropical Threat in Two Weeks
p A week ago, Hurricane Norbert pumped tropical moisture across the U.S. Southwest, touching off record rainfall in Phoenix and Tucson that killed at least two people, flooded hundreds of homes and shut highways throughout the region. This week, Hurricane Odile … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/16/340572.htm" Arizonans Face Second Tropical Threat in Two Weeks /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.15.2014
10:59pm
XL Launches Regional E&S Insurance Operation with Ex-Scottsdale Underwriters
p XL Group has launched a regional underwriting operation in Scottsdale, Ariz. to offer brokers and clients in the Western U.S. more direct access to its excess and surplus insurance coverages The experienced underwriting team includes Scott Noffisinger, Katherine E. Schlueter, Rick M. Yale and Kim … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/15/340536.htm" XL Launches Regional E&S Insurance Operation with Ex-Scottsdale Underwriters /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.15.2014
4:33pm
Hawaii Road Crews Prepping Lava Encroachment
p Road crews on Hawaii’s Big Island have begun clearing access roads in case a lava flow from a nearby volcano cuts a main highway. The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency reported Sunday that the lava flow had advanced about 150 yards … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/15/340486.htm" Hawaii Road Crews Prepping Lava Encroachment /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.15.2014
3:31pm
Pinnacol Names Gonzales VP of Medical Operations and Healthcare Strategy
p Pinnacol Assurance has named Karyn Gonzales as the company s new vice president of medical operations and healthcare strategy. Gonzales will oversee the performance and delivery of all medical operations, including our established and experienced network of medical providers, SelectNet. She … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/15/340465.htm" Pinnacol Names Gonzales VP of Medical Operations and Healthcare Strategy /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.12.2014
7:46pm
California Workers Comp Kaleidoscope Through Conference-goers Eyes
p Rick Hudson was sitting at his booth at the California Workers Compensation & Risk Conference on Thursday scanning emails on his smartphone during a slow period when he was asked what the most significant change to his job has been … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/12/340398.htm" California Workers Comp Kaleidoscope Through Conference-goers Eyes /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.12.2014
6:04pm
Leavitt Group Brings on Schiff in Montana
p Leavitt Great West Insurance Services has hired Gwen Schiff to coordinate the stop loss procurement, placement, and claims oversight for partially self-funded clients. Schiff has 30 years in the insurance industry with an emphasis on health benefits and self-funded plans. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/12/340386.htm" Leavitt Group Brings on Schiff in Montana /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
09.12.2014
4:16pm
California Drivers Lose 44B Over Worn-Out Roads Cost, Report Says
p California s worn-out, congested roads and bridges are costing drivers 44 billion a year, a report released today shows. Higher vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays and traffic accidents cost 2,458 per driver in Los Angeles, according to the report released by … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/12/340370.htm" California Drivers Lose 44B Over Worn-Out Roads Cost, Report Says /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p