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  1. Big “I” Hires Helps Agents Find Top Talent

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. Dec. 19, 2018— According to the latest Agency Universe Study, 44% of independent insurance agency owners say finding qualified new recruits is their top challenge. The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or Big “I”), in partnership with...
  2. ACORD to Prepare California-Only Workers’ Compensation Application

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec. 6, 2018 -- ACORD is working to release a new application for workers’ compensation insurance coverage (ACORD 130CA), to be used in California in lieu of the country-wide ACORD 130 form. This is to align with a recent California Department of Insurance (CDI) Notice, offi...
  3. IIABCal Working With Labor To Limit Application of Dynamex Decision

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Dec. 5, 2018 — In response to the Dynamex decision, IIABCal Legislative Advocate John Norwood has been leading an insurance industry effort to draft legislation that would permit licensed insurance agents and brokers to continue to choose whether they wished to w...
  4. Insurer Files Reply Brief In PacifiCare Appeal To Supreme Court

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov. 29, 2018 — Attorneys for Pacificare Life and Health Insurance Company have filed a reply brief in the California Supreme Court, urging the Court to grant its Petition for Review and reject arguments by attorneys for California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to let an...
  5. ACORD To Modify Form For California Workers’ Compensation Applications

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov. 21, 2018 -- ACORD is working to revise its Form 130, used by insurers and producers as an application for workers’ compensation insurance coverage, to conform to a California Department of Insurance (CDI) Notice issued last week, CDI attorneys said. The CDI Notice, r...
  6. IIABCal Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Appellate Court Ruling in PacifiCare

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov. 20, 2018 — IIABCal filed an amicus letter last week urging the California Supreme Court to grant a Petition for Review and overturn an appellate court decision that endorsed an attempt by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to radically rewrite California&rsquo...
  7. Ricardo Lara Elected To Be Next California Insurance Commissioner

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Nov. 9, 2018 — Democratic State Senator Ricardo Lara of Los Angeles will be the next Insurance Commissioner of California, according to final returns reported by the Secretary of State.  With 100% of all precincts reporting, Sen. Lara had 50.8 percent (3,393,189) of the vo...
  8. Appellate Court Overturns Decision Limiting CDI Enforcement Powers

    SANTA ANA, Sept. 27, 2018 — The California 4th District Court of Appeals has overruled a trial court’s decision that had invalidated California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’s attempt to radically rewrite California’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act (UIPA).  In Pacif...
  9. IIABCal Unveils New Automated Reputation Management Program For Member Agencies

    PLEASANTON, CA, Sept. 14, 2018 -- IIABCal has partnered with enterprise reputation management leader, SocialSurvey, to provide member agents and brokers with a new player-integration platform that connects and measures data at the individual employee level to drive behavior that creates a better cus...
  10. IIABCal Announces New Virtual Conference in November

    PLEASANTON, CA, Sept. 7th, 2018 -- IIABCal's first virtual conference is coming this fall and will provide IIABCal members with quality education sessions without having to leave their desks.   The LeadUp LearnUp (LULU) Virtual Conference will be held the mornings of Nov. 6...
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