Articles Tagged With ‘Insurance’

The sinking of California’s insurance industry

OPINION by STACY KORSGADEN What does the captain of the Titanic and California’s Insurance Commissioner have in common? When California’s insurance industry steamed toward a looming “iceberg,” Ricardo Lara, California’s “Captain of insurance” was asleep. In May we struck the... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria insurance agent charged with fraud and theft

A Santa Maria insurance agent charged with nine felony counts including embezzlement and grand theft is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in the Santa Maria Division Courthouse Melissa Grimmesey, 42, a former licensed insurance agent employed as a customer service representative... (Continue reading)

Insurance carrier claims hostility in Arroyo Grande

By KAREN VELIE The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) is claiming that comments critical of the Arroyo Grande city manager could be deemed hostile and lead to financial risks for the city, according to a Dec. 21 letter to... (Continue reading)

Central Coast, cheapest homeowners insurance in California

The Central Coast has the cheapest homeowner insurance rates in California, according to a survey by a New York based consumer group. All five of the cities in California with the lowest insurance rates are in San luis Obispo and... (Continue reading)

Steve Adams files claim against Arroyo Grande

By KAREN VELIE Less than a month after the Arroyo Grande City Council agreed to pay former city manager Steve Adams a $71,000 settlement, Adams filed a claim of involuntary separation with the city’s insurance carrier. If the California Joint... (Continue reading)

Baseball star cuts deal with SLO prosecutors

Former professional baseball pitcher Ted Lilly has agreed to a plea deal with San Luis Obispo County prosecutors that will keep him out of jail despite admitting to insurance fraud. Lilly, a 39-year-old Edna Valley resident, pleaded guilty to a... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles business owner arrested for insurance fraud

A Paso Robles man was arrested last month for allegedly failing to correctly report his employee payroll to the State Compensation Insurance Fund, according to a press release. San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office investigators arrested Jay Scott Silva,... (Continue reading)

SLO council unanimously approves raise for city attorney

The San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously approved a 4.5 percent salary increase for City Attorney Christine Dietrick on Tuesday. Prior to the council approving the pay raise, three members of the public criticized the proposed increase, two of whom... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers propose mandatory gun insurance

Two California assemblymen have introduced a bill that would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance covering potential damage caused by the weapons. [LA Times] Democrats Jimmy Gomez of Echo Park and Phil Ting of San Francisco introduced AB 231... (Continue reading)

Junk health insurance lawsuit

OPINION By THOMAS D. ELIAS Dr. Norman Carter and his wife Kathleen are not alone, and a lawsuit they are fighting now in San Bernardino County Superior Court might help hundreds of other Californians who also believe they’ve been scammed... (Continue reading)