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HUB International acquires Riviera Insurance

By   /  Tuesday, November 1st, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on HUB International acquires Riviera Insurance

Chicago-based HUB International Insurance Services acquired Riviera Insurance Services in Santa Barbara, Hub announced on Nov. 1. Riviera’s Chris Hill and Steve Woodward, along with their staff, will join a team of more than 40 Tri-County brokers from San Luis Obispo to Westlake Village. Riviera will continue to operate from its location at 418 Chapala Read More →

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Protect elderly from information scammers

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Protect elderly from information scammers

By Paul D. Witman “Knowledge (information) is power.” — Francis Bacon, 1597 Edward, 82, bought long-term-care insurance 25 years ago. But when circumstances conspired to force him to make claims against it, his provider delivered a perfect storm of information problems — confusing deadlines, conflicting bills and poor customer service. What should have been a Read More →

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San Luis Obispo insurance firms to combine forces

By   /  Wednesday, August 12th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo insurance firms to combine forces

Leaders of insurance firms Gray & Troy Insurance and Morris & Garritano Insurance announced Aug. 12 that they are joining forces. The two firms, both based in San Luis Obispo, will combine under the name Morris & Garritano and will operate from their current offices initially, but will consolidate into Morris & Garritano’s offices on Read More →

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Op/ed: Employer-based health care could soon be put on life support

By   /  Friday, January 23rd, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Employer-based health care could soon be put on life support

Judging by the trend of the past few years, Americans with job-based coverage could soon become a minority.

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Op/ed: The New Year is a great time for a new strategy for health care expenses

By   /  Friday, January 2nd, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The New Year is a great time for a new strategy for health care expenses

With insurance covering less and less these days, it is essential to take responsibility for our own finances, and that should include medical expenses.

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Court certifies class-action suit over Santa Barbara insurance scam

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Law & Goverment, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Court certifies class-action suit over Santa Barbara insurance scam

A class-action lawsuit over whether a Santa Barbara insurance agent’s employers knew about the “churning” scam he was running and let it continue because it boosted profits is headed to trial after its class certification was upheld at the California Supreme Court in March.

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A premium on historic Oxnard: Barkley buys Bank of A. Levy site

By   /  Friday, April 18th, 2014  /  Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on A premium on historic Oxnard: Barkley buys Bank of A. Levy site

Al Barkley, left, and his son Griffin and wife Rebecca inside the historic Bank of A. Levy builing in downtown Oxnard. Al and Rebecca purchased and refurbished the property at 143 W Fifth St. and now lease it the family firm, Barkley Insurance & Risk Management.

A historic bank building in downtown Oxnard is now home to Barkley Insurance & Risk Management, a 20-year-old family firm.