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  1. Federal Appeals Court Invalidates FCC “Solicited Fax” Regulations

    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 2017 — In a split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has invalidated Federal Communication Commission regulations, promulgated under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), that required fax advertisements s...
  2. Assembly Bill Would Allow Interstate Insurance Agency Banking

    SACRAMENTO, CA, March 29, 2017 - A bill to modernize California Banking laws would allow an insurance agent or broker to maintain his or her fiduciary account, required by law, in any state or federally chartered bank or financial institution. The bill - AB 1460 (Assembly Member Matt Dababneh, D-Enc...
  3. Big “I” Questions McCarran-Ferguson Repeal Efforts

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2017—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today expresses concern over the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 372, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017,” by Rep. Pa...
  4. Big Fight Anticipated Over Work Comp Day Labor Bill

    A bill to provide workers' comp coverage to day laborers providing occasional work to homeowners is shaping up to be one of the major conflicts of the 2017 California legislative session, IIABCal Lobbyist John Norwood said. AB 206 would eliminate the requirement under current law that a person w...
  5. Court Permits CDI To Ignore Actual Expenses In Setting Insurer Rates

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Feb. 16, 2017 —The Third District Court of Appeals has upheld a decision permitting California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to ignore “institutional advertising” expenses incurred by Mercury in responding to the insurer’s request for a 3.9-percent rate in...
  6. Impactful Year Ahead For Agents & Brokers, President Nelson Says

    SANTA MONICA, CA, Feb. 8, 2017 --  Activity in the legislative, regulatory and judicial arenas on both the state and federal levels will impact independent insurance agents and brokers and the businesses of their clients in 2017, IIABCal President Dave Nelson said in his installation speech las...
  7. 2017 IIABCal Officers & Directors Take Office

    SANTA MONICA, Feb.  2, 2017 -- The 2017 officers and directors of IIABCal were installed this week during the Winter Conference Annual Meeting &  Installation Luncheon. Sworn in to office on the Executive Committee were:  Dave Nelson, Principal of Tegner-Miller Insurance, Santa ...
  8. IIABA Chairman Spencer Houldin Says Election Will Impact Agent Issues

    SANTA MONICA, CA, Feb. 2, 2017 -- IIABA Chairman Spencer Houldin told IIABCal members at this week's Winter Conference in Santa Monica that the November election results will have a significant impact on independent agents and brokers and increases the need for political grassroots efforts. ...
  9. Rick Dinger Received Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award

    SANTA MONICA, CA (Feb. 1, 2017) --  Rick Dinger, President of Crescenta Valley Insurance Agency, La Crescenta, CA received the Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award during the IIABCal Annual Meeting this week. The Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award is the most prestigious that IIABCal bestows on an ind...
  10. CDI Asks Agents To Report Languages Spoken Other Than English

    SACRAMENTO, CA, Jan. 26, 2017 —The California Department of Insurance is asking every broker-agent to voluntarily tell CDI what languages other than English they speak in order to help the Department add a new “Insurance Agent Language Locater” search feature to its website. The D...
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