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  1. Morris & Garritano Awarded the Nation’s 2017 ‘Overall Best Agency to Work For’

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, October 3, 2017 — Morris & Garritano Insurance (M&G) is the honored recipient of the Insurance Journal’s 2017 ‘Overall Best Agency to Work For’ Award. CEO Brendan Morris is especially grateful for the agency’s recognition as an outstandi...
  2. IIABCal Welcomes Newest Member: Glover Independent Insurance Agency West

    PLEASANTON, CA, Sept. 21, 2017 - IIABCal is proud to announce its latest regular member, Tashinda Glover Richardson, Director & CEO, Glover Independent Insurance Agency West, Oakland, CA.   The Glover Independent Insurance Agency West is a small family-owned company located in Oa...
  3. Bill To Exempt Executives & Professional Corporation Principals From Workers' Comp Sent To Governor

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 14, 2017 -- The California Legislature has unanimously approved SB 189, a bill intended to “clean-up” problems caused by last year’s AB 2883, which changed the requirements for “owners” of businesses to exempt themselves from workers’ compens...
  4. IIABCal & Industry Loses Past Leader

    PLEASANTON, CA, Sept. 11, 2017 -- IIABCal Past Director and IAA Santa Cruz Past President Charles Downey passed away with his family by his side Aug. 31, 2017. Mr. Downey’s insurance career spanned more than 60 years, and he had many agency and company friends throughout California.  &ld...
  5. Insurance Agent Tax Identification Number Requirement Bill Passed Assembly Committee

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 31, 2017 -- IIABCal-supported SB 788 (Ricardo Lara, Dem-Bell Gardens) this week was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously.  The bill mandates the Insurance Commissioner require either a social security number or an individual taxpayer identification...
  6. Speaker Calls on Assembly Committee to ‘Get to Yes’ on Universal Health Care

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 24, 2017 — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced that Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Dr. Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), chairs of the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, will hold ongoing hearings beginnin...
  7. Workers' Comp Exemption Bill Moves Through Legislature

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 24, 2017 - A measure that exempts corporate officers and professional corporation principals from being required to carry workers’ compensation policies is moving through the Legislature, but remains very much a work in progress. IIABCal-supported SB 189, sponsored by Sen...
  8. Governor Signs Insurance Agent & Broker Interstate Banking Authorization For Premium Trust Accounts

    Sacramento, CA,  July 18, 2017 -- Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed legislation to permit California insurance agents and brokers to utilize out of state banking services for deposit of premium dollars. AB 1460, authored by Assembly Insurance, Banking and Financial Institutions Committee Ch...
  9. Legislative Measure Pings Radar of Agents & Brokers

    SACRAMENTO, CA, July 6, 2017 -  While a legislative proposal does not specifically relate to insurance as a subject matter, SB 244 (Senator Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens) will impact the business of insurance, and indirectly, independent insurance agents and brokers.  Appearing late at thi...
  10. Fight Continues Against Bad Business Legislation

    SACRAMENTO, CA, June 22, 2017 -  The fight continues against proposed legislation making its way through the California Legislature that hinder job creation and economic growth.  While bills to make it burdensome to conduct business in California are still alive, there are industry coalit...
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