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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. IIABCal Sponsors Bill To Limit Application of Dynamex Decision

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Jan. 31, 2019 — 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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