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  1. IIABCal Opposes Insurance Mandate of Drone Bill

    SACRAMENTO, CA, June 30, 2016 -- Despite IIABCal's opposition, Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Drone Registration/Omnibus Negligence-prevention Enactment (DRONE) of 2016, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee this week by a 5 to 2 vote. “IIABCal is opposed to AB 2724, specifically the ins...
  2. IIABCal Testifies In Support of E-Commerce Bill

    SACRAMENTO, CA, June 30, 2016 -- An E-Commerce bill, co-sponsored by IIABCal, passed the California Senate Judiciary Committee this week by an unanimous vote.  The bill, AB 2591 by Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, expands upon existing law to further authorize insurers selling automobile and propert...
  3. Assembly Committee Passes Bill Preventing Driver’s License Suspensions for Minor Offenses

    SACRAMENTO, CA, June 30, 2016 – The Assembly Public Safety Committee passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for people who fail to pay fines for minor traffic offenses. According to the bill's author, SB 881&nb...
  4. Commissioner Declares “Precedent” in Applied Underwriters' EquityComp Program

    SACRAMENTO, CA, June 23, 2016 - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones signed an order this week effectively prohibiting Applied Underwriters’ from providing its current iteration of “EquityComp” workers’ compensation policies in California – and prohibiting any o...
  5. Qualifying Tournament For California’s Junior Golf Set For Oakmont Country Club

    GLENDALE, CA, June 23, 2016 - IIABCal’s state final for the Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship will be held July 11th and 12th here at the Oakmont Country Club.  The boys and girls that qualify to play are hoping to advance to the Trusted Choice Big I National Champi...
  6. Big “I” Praises House For Supporting State Insurance Regulation Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2016 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today praises the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services for reporting H.R. 5143, the “Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016,”...
  7. Big "I" Applauds Senate Passage of Resolution to Block DOL Fiduciary Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2016—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) praises the U.S. Senate for passing H.J. Res. 88, sponsored by Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). The resolution is part of an effort to ...
  8. Thriving Underground Economy Targeted in Multi-Agency Enforcement Effort

    SACRAMENTO, CA, May 20, 2016 - The California Department of Insurance yesterday, led a statewide enforcement outreach focused on providing information to businesses that may operate in California's multi-billion dollar underground economy.  The multi-agency team, which included the Contractors...
  9. Expanded Family Leave Benefits Bill Becomes Law

    SACRAMENTO, CA, April 15, 2016 -- Governor Jerry Brown last week signed a bill by Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez greatly expanding California’s family leave program to include a wider range of employees and offer better benefits. This expansion builds upon the family leave program that was instituted in California 15 years ago that allows for workers to take time off from work to care for their child or an ill family member.
  10. Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill Continues

    SACRAMENTO, CA, April 15, 2016 -- The Senate Industrial Relations Committee heard a number of workers’ compensation bills this week.  Probably the most watched was SB 1160 by Committee Chair, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia).  This bill was framed as an “evolving reform bi...
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