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Jeff Okrepkie Shares Insights on Premium Increases California Businesses Face, Particularly Wineries

Our Commercial Lines Producer, Jeff Okrepkie, shares insight on the increasing property premiums businesses across California face, particularly wineries. The article comments on the evolving insurance landscape the industry is seeing, from an increase in the use of the CA FAIR Plan to last resort "forced placed" coverage.

Workers' Compensation COVID-19 Reclassification of Employees

The California Department of Insurance has approved special rules proposed by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) to provide some relief to employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new rules will allow employers to temporarily reassign the payroll of qualified employees to 8810 Clerical and exclude the payroll for employees who are on paid leave during the Shelter In Place order.  Documentation will be important; below is a brief overview of the documentation that will be required.

Harassment Prevention Training is Live on GPTrack

Update: On August 30, 2019 Governor Newsom has signed new legislation into law (SB778) that extends the anti-harassment training deadline from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. 

On September 30, 2018 California passed SB1343, greatly expanding the requirement that employers provide harassment prevention training to employees.  Employers with five or more employees must provide harassment prevention training as follows:


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