California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Apologizes for Accepting Industry Contributions

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara - Government Portrait from 2016

Lara released a letter last week that acknowledged that his campaign had solicited those contributions. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has said he was sorry for having both solicited campaign contributions from the insurance industry and for having accepted them. Last Tuesday, he issued a letter in which he acknowledged the activity as well as his regret for having done so despite a campaign pledge he had made not to accept contributions from insurers. The letter was issued to a number of groups, including Public Advocates, United Policyholders and Health…

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GBS Selects Larry Gibson as New Regional Marketing Director

Springfield, MO, September 10, 2019 –(– In order to better serve an increasing client base in northern Missouri and western Kansas, Group Benefit Services (GBS) has selected Larry Gibson as Regional Marketing Director (RMD) for these regions. “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to add Mr. Gibson to our expanding team,” said James M. Deren, President and CEO of GBS. “We’ve worked with Larry for many years and having his expertise and knowledge will enhance the level of service we provide to our clients.” A Longtime Partnership Specializing in employee benefits,…

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Berkley Design Professional Offers $1 Million Per Project Primary Limits

Monterey, CA, September 10, 2019 –(– In response to today’s more complex projects and increasingly litigious business environment, Berkley Design Professional (Berkley DP), a division of Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, now offers Per Project Primary (PPP) Limits of $1 million for Berkley DP policyholders. This $1 million limit applies to every project covered under their professional liability policy from the retroactive date through the end of the policy period. “This innovative new coverage is a game changer,” says Lawrence G. Moonan, executive vice president and chief operating officer…

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