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Around the PIA Western Alliance States

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Arizona — Agribusiness & Economy: The University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension Economic Impact Analysis Team said agriculture in the state pumps about $23 billion a year in sales into Arizona’s economy. It also brings something like 138,000 jobs — direct and indirect — into the state.

Arizona is among the top producers in the U.S. of lettuce, spinach, broccoli, cantaloupe, honeydew melons and other crops. Some counties are top in the nation when it comes to the production of some of those crops and livestock production.

Even better, a huge percentage of the farms are family owned and run.


Source link: Insurance Journal


California — Worker Injuries: California’s Department of Industrial Relations took information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and said the state’s occupational and illness data for employer-related injuries stayed the same from 2015 to 2016.

Non-fatal incidents stayed at 3.7 cases per 100 workers for those working full time. It’s the lowest rate in a decade or more. There were 466,600 non-fatal injuries. Most — 78% — occurred in private industry and 22% were in government positions.

Idaho — CE Classes: The class will be held in Post Falls on December 11th. Topics will be:

Consumer Complaint? How Can You Help

Legislation and Other Updates

Message from the Director

The Class Counts for 3 (ETHICS) continuing education credits

The presenters are Dean Cameron, Director, Idaho Department of Insurance and Karl Fromm, Consumer Affairs Officer and is being held at:

Idaho Department of Labor

Park In The Front Lot (South Facing I-90) 600 N Thornton St

Post Falls, ID 83854

Questions? Contact Karl Fromm, 208-334-4324 or at karl.fromm@doi.idaho.gov



*The Department of Insurance reserves the right to cancel this class if registration is less than 50 people.*

The Department is also sponsoring a class in Pocatello on December 7th. It will be from:

1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

The class will be at:

Idaho Department of Labor office

430 N. 5th Ave. Scout Mtn Room

Pocatello, ID

Contact: Sandy Metro, 208-334-4323, sandy.metro@doi.idaho.gov

Topics include:

  Investigations/Fraud Updates

  Legislation and Other Consumer Affairs Updates

  Message from the Director


The class counts for 3 (ETHICS) continuing education credits

The presenter are Dean Cameron, Director, Idaho Department of Insurance Sandy Metro, Consumer Affairs Officer and Nick Guthneck, Fraud Investigator


Nevada — Massacre Insurance Costs: The Mandalay Bay Hotel massacre in Las Vegas is going to cost insurers more than $1 billion. The gunman killed close to 60 people and injured 500 others.

Source links: Carrier Management, Insurance Journal


Oregon — From the Department of Insurance: This is guidance from the Division of Financial Regulation (DFR) regarding the House Bill 2391 premium assessment. This information, along with any updated guidance that we will be providing, will be posted to the division's website at http://dfr.oregon.gov/ and be sent out to you via GovDelivery. The current package contains:

An Oregon Department of Justice Memorandum on the collection of HB 2391 Insurance Assessments — http://dfr.oregon.gov/laws-rules/Documents/Bulletins/doj-memo-hb2391.pdf


An Oregon Division of Financial Regulation Bulletin providing more detailed guidance and responses to some commonly asked questions to date — http://dfr.oregon.gov/laws-rules/Documents/Bulletins/bulletin2017-06.pdf

We anticipate that additional guidance will be provided in the form of updates to the attached division bulletin. Please know that we are working to run to ground your questions as quickly as possible and our responses will come in the form of additions to the division bulletin. Should you have additional questions, please direct those inquiries to Michael Schopf at (503) 947-7270 or michael.d.schopf@oregon.gov

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