October 27, 2020
  • Insurance Insider Newsletter

    Lara Tells Insurers They Owe Consumers a Refund

    California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has issued a notice to health insurance and specialized health insurance companies, urging that they issue refunds back to their policy holders because consumers largely refrained from seeking medical care [...]
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    Pandemic Spotlights Need for Consumer Insurance Ed

    Here’s a real opportunity to make your clients happy and insurance smarter! A new survey  from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) shows that, overall, 47% of consumers surveyed say they don’t understand what [...]
  • Insurance Insider Newsletter

    RIP RBG; ACA At Bigger Risk.

    With the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Commonwealth Fund’s Timothy Jost writes that the ACA is more at risk than it was just a week ago. Here Jost parses the odds that health insurance [...]


  • GENERAL AGENTS LISTING Independent Brokerage Agencies, known to many as “General Agents,” can lead brokers through the product maze. They search the market to find [...]


  • Two Dental Providers Weigh In Compiled by Thora Madden California Broker’s annual dental survey is a little lighter than most years, probably due to insurer’s dealing with COVID-19-related issues. Nonetheless, we’ve soldiered on — and [...]
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  • UnitedHealthCare and Canopy Announce Another Collab UnitedHealthcare and Canopy Health announced the launch of the California Doctors Plan, the latest addition to the portfolio of health plans that have resulted from the collaboration between the companies. California Doctors Plan is available for people with employer-sponsored health coverage in nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma. Canopy Health is [...]

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  • By Alan Katz In the June issue of Cal Broker I wrote about the value of business plans. How they help you stay focused through challenging times. How they align your team. How they help you grow your business. That article explained why you should have a business plan. This month we’ll focus on how to write one. Hint: Keep it simple. Make it specific. A Plan to Use There [...]