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  1. Oral Argument Held in Supreme Court on Challenge to Replacement Cost Regulations

    SACRAMENTO, CA  Nov. 3, 2016 - The California Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in ACIC v. Jones, an important case challenging the California Department of Insurance to require insurers selling homeowners insurance to include mandatory items in every estimate of replacement cost...
  2. 2016 Agency Universe Findings Reveal Marketing Changes & Resiliency In The Independent Agency System

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 26, 2016—The number of independent insurance agencies has remained stable, and the system as a whole is dynamic as business conditions continue to improve and embrace technology, according to the 2016 Agency Universe Study (AUS). Future One, a collaboration of the...
  3. Independent Insurance Agent Tips Protect Families, Homeowners & Drivers From Scary Risks

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 25, 2016—With Halloween just a few days away, many consumers may not realize how frightening this scary night could be for their personal safety, their property or their bank accounts. Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents can help families and businesses better...
  4. CDI Issues AB 2883 Notice & Sample Workers’ Comp Waiver Form

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Oct. 20, 2016 —The California Department of Insurance issued a public notice this week confirming its agreement with industry experts that AB 2883—which affects how business owners exempt themselves from workers’ compensation requirements, and which owners are eligi...
  5. IIABCal Leader Bill Bolton Passes Away

    SOUTH PASADENA, CA, Oct. 12, 2016 - IIABCal Past President and Ramsden-Sullivan Memorial Award Recipient Bill Bolton passed away this past week leaving behind a legacy of professionalism and volunteer commitment to the insurance industry he served. "Bill Bolton always gave more than he got, which i...
  6. Big “I”s 2016 Best Practices Study Demonstrates Stability & Growth In The Independent Agency System

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 4, 2016 —The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) has released its 2016 Best Practices Study (BPS) bench-marking analysis which found modest declines in organic growth but steady profitability across the group of 26...
  7. House Delays Harmful Overtime Rule For Six Months.

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 28, 2016—IIABA this week applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 6094, the “Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act,” by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Michigan), to delay implementation of the Department of Labor (DOL) ...
  8. Gov. Brown Signs IIABCal’s Co-Sponsored E-Commerce Bill

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 29, 2016 – Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed into law an E-Commerce bill, co-sponsored by IIABCal. The bill, AB 2591 by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, expands upon existing law to further authorize insurers selling automobile and property-casualty policies to provide electro...
  9. AB 2883 Creates Problems For Agents With Large Workers’ Comp Books

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 22, 2016 -- A bill signed into law that will go into effect Jan. 1, may create a near impossible task for California independent agents with large books of Workers’ comp business. AB 2883 was designed to target situations where some businesses have been claiming excessiv...
  10. Big “I” Sues to Halt Misguided Overtime Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2016—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA)today joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 12 other national trade associations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Labor (DOL) to halt its recently promulgated overtime rule. A coali...
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