In this special section, we discuss the latest information on various types of insurance as they relate to business, and offer trends and outlooks on the industry -- from health care to workers' compensation to directors' liability.
When Robert F. Driver started in the insurance business in downtown San Diego in 1925, he didn't even have a desk to call his own. Fast-forward 80 years and the situation is radically different.
The resurgence of IPOs in Southern California over the past three years has created a boon for the local economy, injecting billions of dollars into the region.
If you are reading this article with reading glasses you are not alone. The baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are out there in full force and they are not leaving the work force or the planet.
On Sept. 29, 2005, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 758, which essentially bars enforcement of "Type 1" indemnity provisions in construction contracts entered into after Jan. 1, 2006 for residential construction defect claims.
Much has been speculated about consumer-directed health care, particularly since Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code was signed into law on Dec. 8, 2003. In fact, President Bush, in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, announced his desire to give these health plans a boost by increasing the amount of money individuals can deposit into their health savings accounts, which are used to pay for out-of-pocket expenses, on a tax-free basis.
The last 12 months has seen improved general liability insurance rates and capacity from a carrier standpoint for firms engaged in the construction industry.
We waited longer than expected for the IRS to issue final regulations regarding the Roth 401(k) feature. Beginning Jan. 1, 2006, employers that sponsor 401(k) retirement plans may offer a new plan design feature that will be known as after-tax Roth deferrals.
Wateridge Insurance Services serves 10,000 customers in 15 states, but is still only about the sixth largest insurance company in San Diego. Working in such a crowded field, Wateridge has tried to distinguish itself through its association endorsements and word of mouth.
Today, health care costs are hitting employers in the pocketbook. Hospitalization, pharmacy and dental costs have risen in the last few years.
New penalties for drunk drivers, street racers, and "pocket bike" riders -- along with improvements to California's teen driving requirements -- are among the laws taking effect as of Sunday, Jan. 1, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.
Read about some of the hot-button issues impacting the insurance industry in this special report.
In this special section we examine the state of the multibillion-dollar insurance industry, with topics including health care, workers' compensation, directors' liability, construction risk management and more.
This special report, in collaboration with Barney & Barney LLC, discusses the latest information on various types of insurance as they relate to San Diego businesses, as well as offers a local view of the insurance industry.
In this special report, sponsored by Barney & Barney LLC, we discuss the latest information on various types of insurance, such as workers' compensation, homeowners insurance and employee health benefits, and offer a local view on the insurance industry.