CIWA News

$1.7 Billion in Work Comp Assessments Could Force Employers to Rate Shop

$1.7 Billion in Work Comp Assessments Could Force Employers to Rate Shop

In a November 29, 2023 memo, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) notified insurers that administer workers’ compensation (WC) insurance in the state that the 2023-2024 fiscal year will include billions of dollars in new assessments. Labor Code Sections 62.5 and 62.6 require the DIR to levy the total amounts of various WC assessments between insured employers and self-insured…

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More Large Carriers Pull Out of California’s Insurance Market

More Large Carriers Pull Out of California’s Insurance Market

Prompted by devastating wildfires, the rising cost of building materials and other economic headwinds,  State Farm Insurance announced in May that it would no longer sell new home insurance policies in California, along with another large insurer in the state, Chubb. These carriers join Allstate Insurance, which in November of 2022 stated that it would not only stop writing new…

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California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA) Announces New President, Vice President, and Board Members for 2023/24

California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA) Announces New President, Vice President, and Board Members for 2023/24

The new positions will support the association’s continued growth and overall mission FAIRFIELD, CA – February 7, 2023 – The California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA), a professional trade association focused on California E&S insurance wholesalers, carriers and supporting entities, is pleased to announce four new members of the board of directors, as well as the promotion of two current members…

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California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA) Launches Reimagined Annual Summer Event

California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA) Launches Reimagined Annual Summer Event

New collaboration will include CIWA members & national surplus lines associations FAIRFIELD, CA – June 8, 2022 – The California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA), a professional trade association focused on California E&S insurance wholesalers, carriers and supporting entities, is pleased to announce an arrangement to bring CIWA members and affiliates of the Western States Surplus Lines Conference together for an…

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