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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona launches ‘Get In!’

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Do you know what deductible, network or formulary means? If not, then you may pick the wrong health plan for you and your family. So that doesn’t happen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) today announced Get In!, a free online resource to help when buying insurance. It aims to make health insurance easier to understand so Arizonans Get… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché hires Robinson as sales executive

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Lovitt & Touché, an Arizona-based insurance brokerage and benefits solutions provider, has hired Jackie Robinson as a sales executive specializing in property/casualty risks and employee benefits within the human services and healthcare industries. She is based at the company’s Tempe office. Robinson has more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché Rebrands After 100 Years in Arizona

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Lovitt & Touché, an Arizona-based insurance brokerage and benefits solutions provider, announced today a rebranding of the agency that emphasizes its local roots and commitment to the community. “Business Focused, Community Minded” will now serve as the slogan, which Chief Operating Officer Charlie Touché says speaks to the heart of the company’s history and values.… Read More →

Do You Have Insurance on Retirement Plan?

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You have insurance on your home, your car, your health. How about your retirement plan? “People have homeowners insurance to protect against fires and floods,” notes independent financial planner Stephen Ng, founder and president of Stephen Ng Financial Group. “They buy insurance to replace their car if it gets wrecked and they buy health insurance… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Expands Insurance, Commercial Litigation Practices

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by in Featured | Legal

Adam M. Weiler and Aaron K. Haar have joined the Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk as attorneys to expand the Insurance and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Adam M. Weiler has worked in general insurance defense litigation for most of his career. He handles a variety of tort defense litigation with an extensive background including… Read More →

BCBSAZ, CPLC educate Arizonans about healthcare reform

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and Chicanos Por la Causa, Inc. (CPLC) announced a joint effort  to help educate Arizonans about the healthcare reform law. Together the organizations aim to reach those who likely haven’t had insurance in the past and may not understand how the law will benefit them. With a combined… Read More →

Richardson Joins Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner As Partner

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by in Business News | Legal

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. announced that Scott J. Richardson has joined the firm as a partner.  He will focus on insurance and pest control regulatory issues. “Scott is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts in Pest Control and Landscape regulatory matters not only in Arizona but across the nation”, said Randy Nussbaum,… Read More →

Richardson Joins Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner As Partner

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by in Business News | Legal

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. announced that Scott J. Richardson has joined the firm as a partner.  He will focus on insurance and pest control regulatory issues. “Scott is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts in Pest Control and Landscape regulatory matters not only in Arizona but across the nation”, said Randy Nussbaum,… Read More →

USAA CEO Named Executive of the Year

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Hiring and helping our veterans is as important today as it’s been at any other time in history. USAA’s chief executive officer will discuss how to assist veterans as they transition to civilian life when he’s honored for his achievements on April 25. Ret. Maj. Gen. Josue “Joe” Robles served for 28 years in the… Read More →

Arizona House panel OKs high-tech tax credits

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An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill that sets up a tax credit for insurance companies who invest in a new high-tech fund overseen by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The bill sponsored by Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin gives insurers a credit against premium taxes they would owe of up to… Read More →

Workers’ Compensation: 3-Headed Dragon for Employers

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by in Featured | Small Biz | Workforce

Workers’ Compensation insurance has become a hot topic, as several recent changes have made this business expense more costly and cumbersome. Companies are facing three primary challenges: HARD MARKET – higher pricing from insurance carriers INCREASED (NCCI)  RATES – percentage growth varies by state EXPERIENCE MODIFIER RULE CHANGES  – adjustments in the primary-excess split point… Read More →

USI Insurance Services Acquires Wick Pilcher Insurance

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USI Insurance Services (“USI”) announced the closing of the acquisition of Wick Pilcher Insurance, Inc. based in Phoenix. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Formed in 1992, Wick Pilcher Insurance provides comprehensive insurance programs for all facets of employee benefits, commercial and personal risk. By combining the existing USI office in Phoenix with Wick… Read More →