Dickerson News

press release: Covered California Names General Agents for Insurance Exchange

Aug. 30, 2013

The General Agents for Covered California’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) in 2014 include Dickerson Employee Benefits of Los Angeles, Claremont Insurance Services of Walnut Creek, LISI Inc. of San Mateo and Warner Pacific Insurance Services of Westlake Village. Read More

Passage of the Insurance Licensing Bill

Jun. 12, 2013

There was a unanimous voice vote in Committee approving S. 534 which will establish the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers (NARAB), a non-profit, independent board to provide a mechanism for multistate licensing for insurance producers. Read More

HHS Toughens HIPAA Violation Penalties

Apr. 11, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is implementing tougher penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  Read More

Dickerson profiled in "Employee Benefits Adviser" Magazine

Mar. 05, 2013

Carl Dickerson and his L.A. General Agency reap the benefits of a nearly 50-year commitment to multicultural growth and community involvement. Read More

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How do the Election Results Affect Health Care Reform?

Nov. 07, 2012

Although the results of the election retain the current balance of power in Washington, we will likely see significant change for those involved with employer provided benefit programs. Read More


Anthem Reevaluates Small Group General Agent Partners

Oct. 24, 2012

As of January 1, 2013 Warner Pacific will no longer represent Anthem Blue Cross/Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance company as a General Agent partner for California Small Group business. Read More


"Understanding the CA Exchange”

Oct. 15, 2012

On October 11, "Understanding the CA Exchange” - held in Los Angeles – was attended by 65 brokers as a sold-out event. Read More


Self-Insurance Crackdown faces delay

Sep. 04, 2012

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times September 4, 2012 Efforts to more closely regulate a controversial form of healthcare self-insurance being sold to small employers ran into business opposition in the final weeks of the Legislature's session and got shelved for now. Read More


Self Funding Concepts for the Small and Mid-Size Market

Aug. 31, 2012

Read the lastest article by Johnny Scharnweber, CBC, and Dickerson Alternative Funding Expert, as featured in California Broker Magazine, September 2012 (p39-40). Read More

Health Exchange Board Adopts Agent-Friendly Compensation Rules

Aug. 24, 2012

The California Health Benefit Exchange Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday [August 23, 2012] to permit private health plans to set and pay commissions to agents who sell individual policies in the Exchange when it begins accepting applications for enrollment in October 2013, effective on and after Jan. 1, 2014. Read More