April 7, 2014
Legislation enabling health care providers, including many in the North Bay, to collect higher reimbursement rates on Medicare patients recently passed the U.S. Senate and was signed by the president, a move that will likely permit more physicians to treat Medicare patients. …
Santa Rosa-based American AgCredit recently reported a spike in revenues related to a rush to open or renew crop-insurance policies by Jan. 31 as a result of California’s drought emergency declaration. …
The National Association of Professional Women honored Teresa Sand, assistant vice president of commercial lines at Santa Rosa-based Vantreo Insurance Brokerage, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. …
December 30, 2013
PETALUMA — The SSM Group, a Novato-based employee benefits insurance brokerage, will relocate its headquarters into 10,000 square feet at 1 Willowbrook Ct. in Petaluma after significantly growing its book of business.
November 11, 2013
Dave Hodges is vice president of Vantreo Insurance Brokerage in Santa Rosa.
September 30, 2013
The Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has recommended a pure premium rate increase of 6.9 percent for 2014, the result of several factors that could drive up costs for certain employers.
August 14, 2013
The Business Journal on Wednesday announced a record 75 recipients for its eighth annual Best Places to Work.
More than 6,000 employees completed the required anonymous online satisfaction survey, and thousands of comments were collected in the process.
February 4, 2013
While California’s insurance industry awaits the results of recently enacted reforms in the workers compensation world, employer premiums will likely still face upward pressure for most of 2013 as implementation takes shape, insurance experts said.
November 12, 2012
David Hodges recently merged his own brokerage into Vantreo Insurance Brokerage, becoming vice president of employee benefits after operating independently for nearly 30 years in the North Bay. He has focused exclusively on employee benefits during that span.
July 9, 2012
Insurance carriers and brokers are seeing increased demand in policies specifically tailored to cover an employer in the event of a data breach, a risk that is increasingly common as more and more business moves online for small and large employers alike.
June 11, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Vantreo Insurance Brokerage has acquired Hodges Insurance Services, an independent agency run by longtime Santa Rosa employee benefits specialist David Hodges, in a move that reflects increasing consolidation among smaller brokerages in the professional services sector.
April 23, 2012
NORTH BAY — Employers will likely face an increase in their workers compensation premiums in the coming year, as the cost of medical utilization and permanent disability continues to rise, according to brokers.
December 12, 2011
an you imagine going through high school with dentures? Sabrina is a 16-year-old sophomore at a Santa Rosa high school. Sabrina is a good student, with a B+ average, but she has already missed several days of class this school year because of severe toothaches she began to experience over the summer. Sabrina’s family has no dental insurance, and she hadn’t had her teeth examined or cleaned professionally in more than two years.
November 28, 2011
Questions for Pamela Chanter, Vice President, Vantreo Insurance Brokerage: What do you see as the trends in business insurance for 2012? What trends do you see in employee benefits for 2012, in cost and in design? What issues are clients asking about most often and what are you telling them?
July 11, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Vantreo Insurance Brokerage was endorsed by a 900-member trade association for offering specialty coverage, bringing the total number of such endorsements to eight professional groups from various industries. The California Healthcare Interpreters Association is the latest to recommend the Santa Rosa-based insurer as a brokerage with enough specialty experience to cater to [...]
November 30, 2009
The city of Napa will commence the next step in a nine-month process to design and implement pot sale regulations. … Three federal bills proposed in late October and early November could extend employer-fronted COBRA subsidies past the end of the year. … On Dec. 3, Vantreo Insurance Brokerage in Santa Rosa will offer a workshop on how recent legislation could protect employers against frivolous disability charges. … Early last month, the governor signed a piece of legislation meant to streamline efforts to prosecute certain mortgage brokers. … The Federal Trade Commission again delayed implementation of identity theft protections known as the “Red Flags Rule.”
September 15, 2009
SANTA ROSA – The chamber of commerce-created Santa Rosa Manufacturing Group unveiled Monday a property casualty, benefits and workers’ comp insurance purchasing program that could save members between 3 and 15 percent on benefits costs.
The trade association launched last year represents about
February 2, 2009
As many North Bay companies in the construction, agricultural, manufacturing and other industries hire an increasing number of Latin American immigrant workers, it’s imperative that these companies’ business owners, HR personnel and supervisors understand and have clear communication with these employees on safety precautions, rules and procedures on the job.