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10.23.2014
9:53pm
California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Lower Rates
p The California Earthquake Authority on Thursday proposed an average 8 percent decrease in rates. CEA s Advisory Panel recommended the rate decreases, along with additional coverage options in deductibles, discounts and certain limits, to the CEA Governing Board, which next meets … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/23/344629.htm" California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Lower Rates /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.23.2014
4:05pm
Prinzing Joins Leavitt Group in Montana
p Nick Prinzing has joined Leavitt Great West Insurance Services in the Great Falls, Mont. location and will focus on employee benefits. Prior to joining the agency, Prinzing worked as an advisor customizing comprehensive voluntary disability insurance within benefits programs for … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/23/344571.htm" Prinzing Joins Leavitt Group in Montana /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.23.2014
3:27pm
Mercury Agrees to Acquire Workmen s Auto Insurance in California
p Mercury General Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase of Workmen’s Auto Insurance Co. Both insurers are based in Los Angeles, Calif. The purchase price is 8 million and the transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/23/344566.htm" Mercury Agrees to Acquire Workmen’s Auto Insurance in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.23.2014
3:20pm
Workers Comp Study Looks at California s Reforms
p When California Senate Bill 863 took effect Jan. 1, 2013, it created several fee schedule changes in the California workers compensation system. The Workers Compensation Research Institute has released a study looking at the possible effect of these changes on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/23/344564.htm" Workers Comp Study Looks at California s Reforms /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.22.2014
6:36pm
Suhr Names Dershimer Vice President of Employee Benefits in California
p Suhr Risk Services has named Jed Dershimer vice president of employee benefits in San Jose, Calif. Dershimer previously worked at Hays Companies, ADP and Verizon, in addition to a lengthy prior stint with Suhr. He specializes in architecting and implementing … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/22/344480.htm" Suhr Names Dershimer Vice President of Employee Benefits in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.22.2014
3:55pm
Oregon Worker Severs Fingers At Potato Plant: Safety Division
p Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating after a female employee severed four fingers on her right hand in a workplace accident at a potato plant in Boardman. The East Oregonian reported that agency spokeswoman Melanie Mesaros says the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/22/344436.htm" Oregon Worker Severs Fingers At Potato Plant: Safety Division /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.22.2014
3:52pm
Landslide Cleanup Deal Reached in Oregon, Insurers to Pay
p A legal path has been cleared for hundreds of tons of debris to be removed from a waterway south of Coos Bay, Ore. that’s home to federally protected coho salmon and green sturgeon. In April 2012, a massive construction landslide sent mud, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/22/344433.htm" Landslide Cleanup Deal Reached in Oregon, Insurers to Pay /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.22.2014
3:50pm
5.0M Earthquake Felt In Alaska s Interior
p Seismologists say a moderate earthquake struck Alaska and was felt in communities of the state’s interior. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:36 p.m. Monday. State seismologist Michael West says the quake was centered about … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/22/344428.htm" 5.0M Earthquake Felt In Alaska s Interior /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.21.2014
9:27pm
Company Fined 1M in Double Fatality at Colorado Silver Mine
p The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration imposed a roughly 1 million fine following an investigation into the deaths of two miners at Revenue Mine in Colorado on Nov. 17, 2013. The underground silver ore mine, located … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/21/344352.htm" Company Fined 1M in Double Fatality at Colorado Silver Mine /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.21.2014
3:43pm
California Jury Finds Toyota Seatbelt Caused Woman s Paraplegia
p A California Superior Court jury has found Toyota Motor Corp. liable for causing devastating injuries to a young woman in a crash that occurred in Monterey over four and a half years ago in a verdict rendered late Friday. After … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/21/344252.htm" California Jury Finds Toyota Seatbelt Caused Woman s Paraplegia /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.21.2014
3:32pm
Southern California Agent That Sold Bogus Policies Sentenced
p Dean Joseph Basler, 58, of Ventura, Calif. pleaded guilty to two felony counts of embezzlement associated with more than 250,000 in premiums that Basler received for homeowners insurance policies. According to the California Department of Insurance, Basler actions placed responsible … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/21/344248.htm" Southern California Agent That Sold Bogus Policies Sentenced /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.21.2014
12:08pm
Wells Fargo, Telemundo Partner on Financial Literacy Campaign for Hispanics
p Wells Fargo of San Francisco has partnered with Miami-based media giant Telemundo for a six-week media campaign targeting financial literacy within the Hispanic community. Launched Oct. 13, Conversemos de Tus Finanzas is focused on empowering Hispanics to enhance their financial … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/21/343725.htm" Wells Fargo, Telemundo Partner on Financial Literacy Campaign for Hispanics /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.20.2014
4:08pm
Southern California Docs Bribed To Use Unsafe Spine Screws, Suits Claims
p A former Southern California hospital executive is being sued by more than two dozen people who claim he ran a scheme that bribed surgeons to implant counterfeit screws in their patients’ spines, causing pain and injury. Twenty-eight fraud and negligence … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/20/344094.htm" Southern California Docs Bribed To Use Unsafe Spine Screws, Suits Claims /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.20.2014
4:06pm
Ana Turns From Hawaii, Downgraded To Tropical Storm
p Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm. After being dangerously close for several days the closest Ana got to Hawaii was … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/20/344090.htm" Ana Turns From Hawaii, Downgraded To Tropical Storm /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.20.2014
4:00pm
California Earthquake Authority to Sell 350M of Bonds
p The California Earthquake Authority, the largest seismic insurer in the U.S., is selling 350 million in bonds to strengthen its ability to pay claims, after the state s first death due to a quake in 11 years. The debt, which is … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/20/344083.htm" California Earthquake Authority to Sell 350M of Bonds /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.20.2014
10:00am
NAS Insurance Services Introduces Regulatory Business Interruption Ebola Coverage
p Encino, Calif.-based NAS Insurance Services, a full-service specialty insurance underwriting manager, has partnered with Prospect Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Ark Specialty Programs of Lloyd s of London to launch an insurance program for businesses facing the threat of Ebola-related closure. Regulatory … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/20/343706.htm" NAS Insurance Services Introduces Regulatory Business Interruption Ebola Coverage /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.17.2014
4:08pm
Homeowners Sue Golf Course For Negligence in California Fire
p A group of homeowners has sued a golf course owner for negligence, stemming from a wildfire that destroyed eight houses, two businesses and an apartment complex near San Diego. The lawsuit filed last week in San Diego Superior Court blames … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/17/343994.htm" Homeowners Sue Golf Course For Negligence in California Fire /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.17.2014
4:06pm
Tropical Storm Ana Forecast to Impact Hawaii This Weekend
p A Central Pacific Hurricane Center advisory shows Tropical Storm Ana is located 315 miles south-southwest of Hilo, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. While Ana is gradually strengthening, and may achieve hurricane status later today, the storm is … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/17/343991.htm" Tropical Storm Ana Forecast to Impact Hawaii This Weekend /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.17.2014
3:00pm
V3 Insurance Offers Enhanced Auto Dealers Coverage in Western States
p V3 Insurance Partners LLC of Newtown, Pa. has launched the V3 Dealer V antage program for non-franchised auto, truck and RV dealers. The program features garage liability, garage keeper s liability, dealer s open lot insurance, property, inland marine and crime cover. The … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/17/343759.htm" V3 Insurance Offers Enhanced Auto Dealers Coverage in Western States /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.16.2014
11:08pm
WSS Lets Lions Loose in Southern California
p When Richard Polizzi, chairman of Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers Inc. in Pasadena, Calif., adopted the lion as part of his logo, he never imagined just how popular that little company mascot would become in the insurance industry. Today, it s … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/16/343898.htm" WSS Lets Lions Loose in Southern California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.16.2014
5:27pm
California Has Another Great ShakeOut
p At 10:16 a.m. on Thursday employees at Golden Bear Insurance Co. were all under their desks practicing good risk management. Oct. 16 marked another Great ShakeOut event in California. According to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, today more than 10 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/16/343862.htm" California Has Another Great ShakeOut /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.16.2014
4:17pm
Wyoming Offers Drive Sober App
p A new smartphone app gives people who have had too much to drink in Wyoming another way to find a ride home. The Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving announced the launch of the Drive Sober Wyoming app this past week. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/16/343833.htm" Wyoming Offers Drive Sober App /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.16.2014
4:14pm
Delivery Fees at Heart of Suit by LA Times Against OC Register
p The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Orange County Register over what the Times says is breach of contract and failure to pay more than 2 million in delivery fees. The lawsuit alleges that the Register breached … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/16/343831.htm" Delivery Fees at Heart of Suit by LA Times Against OC Register /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.16.2014
4:11pm
Sindle Joins Hub International Commercial Division California
p Hub International Insurance Service Inc. has named Christopher Sindle a sales consultant in the commercial division based in Folsom, Calif. In addition to his commercial brokerage production role, Sindle will serve as a member of the commercial legal professional liability risk placement … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/16/343829.htm" Sindle Joins Hub International Commercial Division California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.15.2014
9:25pm
Elmo, Insurers Promote Literacy in Downtown Los Angeles
p More than 100 tykes, some crawling their way out of strollers, were noticeably tickled as they scrambled about the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, making their way to Sesame Street-themed coloring books or lining up to see a big, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/15/343781.htm" Elmo, Insurers Promote Literacy in Downtown Los Angeles /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.15.2014
3:39pm
Utah School Bus Driver Allegedly Under Influence on Field Trip
p A Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after driving erratically and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip, authorities said. Lycia Martinez, 39, … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/15/343687.htm" Utah School Bus Driver Allegedly Under Influence on Field Trip /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.15.2014
3:34pm
RMIIA: Colorado Hailstorm Caused 213M in Insured Losses
p Insurers say a hailstorm last month carried a hefty price tag. Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association spokeswoman Carole Walker said Monday the Sept. 29 storm pounded thousands of vehicles and roofs, causing an estimated 213 million in insured losses. The … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/15/343685.htm" RMIIA: Colorado Hailstorm Caused 213M in Insured Losses /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.15.2014
3:30pm
Anchorage In Ridesharing Lawsuit Has Judge s Backing
p A state court judge says ridesharing company Uber cannot offer transportation for hire in Alaska’s largest city unless it complies with a local ordinance. Superior Court Judge Michael Corey issued an order Monday barring the company from charging people for … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/15/343683.htm" Anchorage In Ridesharing Lawsuit Has Judge s Backing /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.15.2014
3:28pm
California No-Bid Health Contracts Draws Probe
p California’s health insurance exchange is facing calls for a state investigation of its contracting practices, while a state senator urged the agency to account for deals that steered millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/15/343681.htm" California No-Bid Health Contracts Draws Probe /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
10.15.2014
3:00pm
EPIC in California adds Walker as Director of Healthcare Compliance
p Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has named Christopher Walker director of healthcare compliance and associate general counsel in employee benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco, Calif. headquarters and will report to Dan Crawford, executive vice president and general counsel. Walker … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/10/15/343678.htm" EPIC in California adds Walker as Director of Healthcare Compliance /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p