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Bickmore Adds Portello in Northern California

Bickmore has named William Portello has joined the Sacramento, Calif. He will serve as the director of litigation management and will oversee the litigation management team and assist pool members throughout California with developing contract requirements and provide employment practices consulting. Portello is a member of the bar in both California and Oregon and has […]

Minnesota Settles with 13th Life Insurance Company Over Unpaid Claims

The Minnesota Commerce Department has reached a settlement agreement with a major life insurance company that owed money to Minnesotans for unpaid insurance policies, annuity contracts and retained asset accounts. The settlement with the American International Group (AIG) represents the latest of 13 agreements that the Commerce Department has secured with life insurance companies over […]

Oklahoma Joins International Insurance Information Exchange Agreement

The Oklahoma Insurance Department has joined an international supervisory cooperation and information exchange agreement. According to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), since the first jurisdiction was admitted in June 2009, membership in the IAIS Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU) has grown significantly to now include 64 signatories representing more than 70 percent of […]

Best Agencies to Work For South Central: BKCW — Gold

The Place to Work for Insurance Veterans and Newbies Alike Employees at BKCW say there’s a lot to like at the Central Texas-based insurance agency, including its hiring practices, its friendly culture, its leadership, its outstanding reputation and its growth-with-balance attitude. All that, plus the fact that it has been an Independent Insurance and Brokers […]

Best Agencies to Work For Midwest: Gibson — Gold

Where Every Employee Is an Owner As one employee stated: “This is not a great place to work — Gibson is the BEST place to work.” That’s the sentiment expressed by numerous employees at Indiana-based Gibson, which was selected as this year’s Best Agency to Work For Gold Award winner for the Midwest region. In […]

Best Agencies to Work For: West — LP Insurance Gold

When people use the word “connected,” they’re typically referring to the cool vastness of cyberspace, where they can surf the web, send and receive email or Facebook with one another. Often regarded as the Neanderthal cousin of modern communication, another form of being connected is talking. But perhaps talking still has some value. Available coverage […]