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  1. Legislative Update: Feb. 23, 2018 - Lawmakers Set Schedule

    California Legislature: Schedule Up to Summer Recess Last Friday was the legislative deadline to introduce bills. The following is the legislative schedule established in Assembly and Senate Rules, up to the summer recess. March 22 – Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s ...
  2. Legislative Update: Feb. 16, 2018 - New Bills Impact Insurance Industry

    Legislation Impacting The Insurance Industry Introduced This Week AB 2229 (Wood, Dem-Healdsburg) requires the standard form of fire insurance policy to include the features of the property being insured that contribute to increased or decreased risk as compared to similar properties in the region, ...
  3. Legislative Update: Feb. 9, 2018 - Workers' Comp Fraud Bill Introduced

      Workers Compensation Fraud Bill Introduced This Week Set for Late February Hearing The Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud Reporting Act requires the Employment Development Department (EDD) to release, upon written request, to an authorized governmental agency, relevant information that th...
  4. Legislative Update: Feb. 5, 2018 - Breast Cancer Survivors Bill Approved

      Bill to Provide Breast Cancer Survivors Workers Compensation Unanimously Approved By Full Assembly Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (Dem-San Diego) bill, AB 479, ;a\won Assembly approval. It makes women with work-related breast cancer eligible for workers’ compensation. It is ...
  5. Legislative Update: Jan. 26, 2018 - CEA Considers Special Assessment

    California Earthquake Authority Considering New Assessment on Earthquake Policies & All P/C Policies The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is considering pursing legislation, the California Natural Catastrophe Resiliency & Loss Mitigation Act, which includes a post‐event assessme...
  6. Legislative Update: Jan. 19, 2018 - Eight Fire Insurance Bills Introduced

    Eight Fire Insurance Bills Introduced; Concepts Taken from Insurance Commissioner There are currently eight fire insurance related measures that have been introduced in the Legislature. All of which are ideas proposed by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. AB 1740 (Daly, Dem-Anaheim) deletes the pr...
  7. Legislative Update: Jan. 12, 2018 - Bill to Require Work Comp for Day Laborers Dies

    Bill to Require Workers Compensation for Day Laborers Not Being Pursued AB 206 (Gonzales-Fletcher, Dem-San Diego) is not currently being pursued by the author as a result of heavy insurance industry lobbying against the measure. It would have eliminated the 52-hour threshold for residential worker...
  8. No Soft Landing For Cleanup Bill

    As reported last week, SB 189 is working its way through the final days of the legislature. Of course this is the bill to clean up AB 2883 from last year which changed the rules for those owners of businesses that wanted to exempt themselves from workers' compensation insurance. Producers would pre...
  9. The Replacement Cost Conundrum

      It happens not infrequently. A consumer comes to a professional independent agent or broker for a homeowner’s insurance quote.   The broker-agent dutifully obtains as much information as possible from the homeowner about the condition and construction of the home, its locati...
  10. Court Decisions on CDI Authority Could Affect Broker-Agent Dramatically

    So what now?  Observers expected 2017 to produce two landmark cases establishing parameters on the legal authority of the California Insurance Commissioner to use the California Unfair Insurance Practices Act to create new categories of “unfair and deceptive acts” in the business o...
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