California Department of Insurance Continues to Support The Cannabis Industry

California Department of Insurance Continues to Support The Cannabis Industry

Today Cannabis Insurance Associates had the pleasure of participating in a webinar hosted by the California Department of Insurance (DOI). The webinar was titled "Weeding Through the Unique Insurance Needs of the Cannabis Industry." Commissioner Dave Jones hosted and presented during this webinar. Commissioner Jones has been a staunch advocate of the cannabis industry. It's great to know that we have insurance leaders advocating for quality carriers and coverage to help the cannabis industry thrive in California. 

Workers' Compensation Class Codes for Cannabis Businesses

Workers' Compensation Class Codes for Cannabis Businesses

As laws change in California and we become an even more cannabis friendly state, workers' compensation carriers are not far behind. The California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) just released the below announcement about how they are classifying employees in a number of cannabis related operations. 

We Are the First Brokerage to Sell the First California Admitted Cannabis Insurance Policy

We Are the First Brokerage to Sell the First California Admitted Cannabis Insurance Policy

Just weeks ago the internet news was abuzz about the first admitted insurance carrier in California to offer cannabis insurance. Cannabis Insurance Associates has been assisting cannabis related businesses for some time, so we an obvious choice to access this program. California has been in dire need of a quality program that is approved by the commissioner's office. Cannabis insurance has been difficult to place, has had limited coverage forms and has been cost prohibitive for coverage that is offered. Finally, we have an admitted carrier with quality forms, quick service and competitive pricing! We are proud to announce that we are the first broker in the state to issue the first policy with this amazing program! 

First Commercial Insurer to File Cannabis Business Insurance Is Approved by Insurance Commissioner

First Commercial Insurer to File Cannabis Business Insurance Is Approved by Insurance Commissioner

The below is a press release issued today from the California Department of Insurance (DOI). This is the first rate filing from an admitted carrier filed with the DOI specifically for the cannabis industry. In short this will help create more competition and better coverage for the cannabis industry. We will keep you updated as more unfolds, but this is a major step in the right direction for our industry and yours!

Every Insurance Application Tells a Story

Every Insurance Application Tells a Story

If you are an existing cannabis related business and currently insured, there’s no doubt you’re familiar with pages upon pages of insurance applications, supplemental applications and paperwork required to place coverage… Unfortunately, the industry tends to be plagued by a negative stigma and underwriters can scrutinize cannabis related businesses more than any other type of business. 

Cyber Liability Insurance Basics

Cyber Liability Insurance Basics

Data breaches and cyber hacks are in the news daily lately. If these large corporations with huge IT staff, security protocols and large budgets can get hit, what do you think the chances a small business stands against hackers? Cannabis businesses are no exception to being targets for digital information theft. Part of the reason businesses are not purchasing cyber liability insurance is because they don't understand what it is or what it does