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July 20, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Seven people have been arrested in Glendale and Burbank in connection with a suspected fraud ring that staged collisions to collect settlements from insurance companies, officials said. Investigators with a Los Angeles County-organized auto fraud task force executed arrest warrants for 28 people throughout the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday, and at least 10 suspects are still outstanding. Search and arrest warrants were issued for homes, chiropractic offices and a car-repair business around the county, including Glendale and Burbank.
NEWS
By By Fred Ortega | February 1, 2006
Officials want to ensure they're covered if there are environmental hazards with land.CITY HALL -- The Glendale Redevelopment Agency agreed Tuesday to pay $25,000 to an insurance brokerage firm to help protect the city in the event that environmental hazards are discovered during construction of the Americana at Brand project. The City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, unanimously approved a contract with ABD Services, an insurance brokerage and risk management firm.
NEWS
June 16, 2006
Glendale Community College has new courses to prepare students for jobs in the insurance industry and insurance-related positions. The classes can be taken during the summer. The courses are Business Administration 111-115, "Introduction to Insurance," "Insurance Code and Ethics," "Property and Liability Insurance," "Personal Insurance" and "Commercial Insurance." The introductory course and code and ethics class are offered in both summer sessions. Personal insurance is offered in the first session only, and property and liability and commercial insurance classes are offered in the second session only.
NEWS
August 23, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Whether Armenian Genocide victims or their heirs will be able to sue U.S. insurance companies for claims stemming from old policies depends only on the pen of Gov. Gray Davis. The bill, which seeks to extend the statute of limitations for claims through 2010, was approved by the state Senate with a 39-0 vote on Tuesday and sent to Davis for approval. State Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale), a principal coauthor of the bill, appeared before his peers Tuesday to urge the legislation's passage.
NEWS
May 25, 2005
How's that again? This was my reaction to the article "City Code Could Cost," in the May 21 Glendale News-Press. I was about to shrug off the piece as one of those occasional "non-story-stories," but the more I read, the more I realized that some clarity was necessary. The premise of the article is entirely incorrect. It begins, "A misunderstanding about who bears responsibility for outdoor events in the city -- the city or the group putting the event on -- may cause the insurance for the Montrose Harvest Market to skyrocket in October."
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | October 29, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Police arrested seven protesters at the California headquarters of health insurer CIGNA Corporation on Wednesday after they refused to leave the lobby of the Glendale building while chanting slogans like “Patients, not profits. Medicare for all.” The group of insurance-industry critics was part of a larger demonstration in front of the building on Brand Boulevard, where dozens of protesters paced the sidewalk waving signs and denouncing private insurers as focusing on their bottom lines at the expense of offering complete care for the sick.
NEWS
By: Darleene Barrientos | August 26, 2005
Even in the currently hot real estate market, business is poised to get worse for Investors Title Co., after state insurance officials announced Wednesday it had fined the company $1 million and ordered it to stop illegal, under-the-table deals with real estate agents, builders and lenders. Besides the $1-million fine ordered by the state Department of Insurance, Investors Title Co. also agreed to pay a $5,000 penalty for failure to comply with a previous Order of the Commissioner to cease and desist and to reimburse $52,974 to the Department of Insurance for the costs of the investigation.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- A bill that would require group health insurance policies to include coverage for hearing aids to deaf or hearing-impaired children under 18 years passed out of the state Senate Committee on Insurance on Wednesday. Introduced by state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale), SB 1638 indicates that the costs of hearing aids, excluding batteries and cords, must be completely covered by insurance companies. Scott said his motivation to write the bill came from the request of Burbank mother Susan Grafman who was upset her insurance provider would not cover the hearing aids for her two deaf children.
NEWS
December 20, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Little more than a week remains for residents to file insurance claims related to the Northridge earthquake. A California Legislature bill approved last year extended the deadline to Dec. 31 for coverage requests to be filed. The law was passed, in part, to reopen claims that had been rejected because they were filed after the statue of limitations on them had expired. The January 1994 quake caused billions of dollars in damage to homes and other buildings throughout the county.
LOCAL
April 28, 2006
Glendale woman sues insurance company A Glendale woman is one plaintiff in 13 lawsuits filed Thursday alleging that health insurance companies illegally canceled insurance coverage for patients who already had medical treatments approved by these companies, officials said. The lawsuits, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, are against WellPoint, its subsidiary, Blue Cross of California, and Blue Shield, said Jerry Flanagan, spokesman for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.
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NEWS
April 15, 2014
Do you live in Glendale? Do you own a car? Then you are paying high car insurance premiums simply because you live in this city . Single drivers paid an average of $1,823 for annual premiums for basic liability car insurance in 2013. This is 62% higher than the average cost in California, according to a study by Value Penguin. The main reason for this high rate is because the city has a high number of accidents that result in bodily damage as well as a high number of accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers.
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NEWS
March 28, 2014
Having once lived in New York state, I discovered it had a straightforward way of ensuring that drivers were insured. Every year in order to renew your car's registration you were required to submit proof of insurance and smog certification. You then received a very large sticker that was prominently placed on the driver's side windshield that could be easily detected from a great distance. The sticker changed color each year which aided law enforcement to quickly identify whether you belonged on the road or not. New York charges the same road-usage fee for your car registration whether you drive a BMW or a beat-up Chevy.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
It probably came as little surprise to local motorists to learn Glendale and Burbank are in the No. 1 and No. 6 spots, respectively, on a report published this week ranking cities throughout California based on the amount paid for auto insurance premiums . After all, the large volume of traffic accidents in our area - all too many of which involve vehicles vs. pedestrians - has been the subject of frequent news reports and opinion pieces. What may have surprised some is the fact that the study, released by ValuePenguin, a consumer finance website, also showed that our area has a high rate of uninsured or underinsured motorists and the highest claims amounts involve drivers who fall into those categories.
NEWS
March 19, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Forecasters predict the high will be 78 and low 54 in the Glendale area. Here are your top headlines in the region: A new report finds that Glendale drivers pay the most for auto insurance in California , topping a statewide list of more than 200 cities that ranks Burbank as sixth highest. Bob Hope Airport Police Chief Ed Skvarna is getting a 4% pay raise this year following a unanimous vote on Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | March 15, 2014
The March 31 deadline to sign up for insurance under Covered California is fast approaching, and for one branch of case workers, it's crunch time to help people get signed up. Rasheedah Scott is one of three certified enrollment counselors at the Verdugo Jobs Center, a title she earned through a training program to specifically assist individuals in joining the state's healthcare exchange set up as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. ...
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
A Glendale man, his brother and a friend who are accused of killing his estranged boyfriend to collect on his life insurance policy were held Wednesday to answer to murder charges. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky ruled that sufficient evidence was presented during a three-day preliminary hearing to move forward with a trial against Hovanes Maskovian, 34, his brother Hachik “Kriss” Maskovian, 29, and 20-year-old Nazaret “Nick” Bayamdzhyan in the death of 33-year-old Glendale resident Joshua West.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
A life insurance agent testified Friday that she spoke to a 34-year-old Glendale man - who is accused of killing his estranged boyfriend - about the couple's policies the day before he was found dead. Hovanes “John” Maskovian reportedly called Veronica Costa, a State Farm insurance agent, on April 23 of last year to make sure the policies for him and his boyfriend, Joshua West, were “OK,” she said during a preliminary hearing in the Los Angeles Superior Court in San Fernando.
NEWS
By Ray Richmond | January 18, 2014
A Southland health insurance broker named Brad Reichman - whose clients run from Santa Barbara to the Inland Empire and include Burbank, Glendale and La Canada - called me the other day to share a horror story borne out of the Affordable Care Act. He had helped a 29-year-old female heart patient get insurance late last year. Her mother had to rush her to the hospital this past week with breathing problems, an outgrowth of her chronic affliction. But while checking in at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the clerk abruptly told her she couldn't be seen and would have to leave the facility.
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By Chad Terhune | November 7, 2013
In a new line of attack on canceled health policies, two California residents are suing insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross, alleging they were misled into giving up their previous coverage, the Los Angeles Times reported . About 900,000 Californians and many more nationwide have received cancellation notices on their individual health insurance policies, triggering a public uproar against the rollout of President Obama's healthcare law. ...
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 24, 2013
The Rite Aid store at the Americana at Brand may have closed, but the convenience store's corporate parent is still pursuing litigation against the mega-shopping center. Thrifty Payless Inc., Rite Aid's parent company, is suing Americana at Brand LLC in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming fraud because the property taxes and fees charged to Rite Aid substantially exceeded the Americana's estimates, according to court documents. Rite Aid spokeswoman Ashley Flower said via email on Tuesday that company officials made a “business decision” to close the store in the Americana at Brand on Aug. 24. “Despite our continuing efforts over several years and desire to do so, we were no longer able to continue operating at this location due to the exorbitant and ever increasing occupancy costs,” she said.
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