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  1. IIABCal-Opposed CEA Bill Hits Snags

    SACRAMENTO, CA, May 16, 2019 -- A bill that would place a tax on most residential and commercial insurance policyholders in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake met a roadblock this week in the Senate Appropriation Committee. SB 254, opposed by IIABCal, proposes to make a number of unpre...
  2. Federal Court Makes Dynamex Retroactive

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 10, 2019 -- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the Dynamex decision of the California Supreme Court, which severely restricted the ability of employers to hire workers as independent contractors, can be applied to wage-and-hour disputes retr...
  3. IIABCal Grassroots Action Helps Lobby Effort To Oppose Bill

    SACRAMENTO, CA, April 25, 2019 – IIABCal Lobbyist John Norwood testified before the Senate Insurance Committee yesterday on behalf of the association’s member agents and brokers opposing a bill that would place a tax on most residential and commercial insurance policyholders in the after...
  4. Bill Advances To Exempt Insurance Agents & Brokers From Dynamex

    SACRAMENTO, CA, April 4, 2019 — The Labor and Employment Committee of the California Assembly this week gave its approval to AB 5, a bill that would exempt insurance agents and brokers from the Dynamex decision of the California Supreme Court, which severely restricted the ability of employers...
  5. Labor Agrees To Exempt Insurance Agents and Brokers From Dynamex Decision

    SACRAMENTO, CA, March 27, 2019 — Insurance agents and brokers would be exempted from the Dynamex decision of the California Supreme Court, which severely restricted the ability of employers to hire workers as independent contractors, under amendments suggested by IIABCal to a California Assemb...
  6. IIABCal Sponsors Bill To Limit Application of Dynamex Decision

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Jan. 31, 2018 — Legislation has been introduced, at the request of IIABCal, that would create a statutory exemption for insurance agents and brokers to new rules announced by the California Supreme Court last year that severely restrict the use of independent contractors in Cal...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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