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EPIC Now Ranked No. 26 Among the World’s Largest Commercial Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #26 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s “Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.”

ReverseVision Names Kelly Kelleher Director of Corporate Marketing and Events

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, Inc., the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced the promotion of Kelly Kelleher to the role of director of corporate marketing and events. In her new role, Kelleher will refine ReverseVision’s brand identity to ensure it resonates with an evolving reverse mortgage marketplace.

The Pension Inspector Announces Release 10, an Online Due Diligence Add-In, ‘ERISA PLUS’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pension Inspector(R) one of the leading internet research data mining solutions from AtPrime Media Services, online since 2007, announces Pension Inspector Release 10.0, which ushers in a new dimension in ERISA* Retirement Plan Transparency with “ERISA PLUS.”

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces Posting of Official DIBCOIN Manual on DIBCOIN Website to Enhance Transparency to All Investors

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets:SCNP / OTC:SCNP) announces today that it has posted the official DIBCOIN Manual on DIBCOIN.US website to allow transparency to existing and potential investors of Sunshine Capital, Inc. and Companies and business owners who are accepting and/or will be considering accepting DIBCOIN as a form of payment.

Simplifile Integrates Collaboration, Post Closing Services with LendingQB

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document and data collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced the integration of its Collaboration and Post Closing services with LendingQB, a provider of 100 percent web browser-based, end-to-end mortgage loan origination software.

Maria Chambers, IACCP, Promoted to Chief Compliance Officer at Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA), a leading wealth management firm with more than $3 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce that Maria Chambers, Vice President, has been promoted to Chief Compliance Officer at the firm. Ms. Chambers’ responsibilities include administering KFWA’s compliance program, overseeing day to day compliance needs, maintaining and developing compliance policies, procedures and processes.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine Names MCT’s Chris Anderson to its 2016 Top 40 Under 40 List

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its chief administrative officer, Chris Anderson, has been honored by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s 2016 on its “Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 List.”

EPIC’s Rosemary Manning Hughes to Present at ISCEBS 2017 Health and Welfare Compliance Update

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that senior consultant and principal Rosemary Manning Hughes will present at the 2017 Health & Welfare Compliance Update put on by the New York Metro Area Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 8:45 a.m. at BDO, 100 Park Ave., 11th Floor in New York, N.Y.

ReverseVision Distributes Food to San Diego County’s Hungry

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision Inc., the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, has teamed up with the San Diego Food Bank to help local residents in need. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County.

Altavera to Expand Operations Following Record Demand for Its Outsourced Mortgage Services in 2016

DENVER, Colo., Jan. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), a leading provider of outsourced residential mortgage origination services, today announced its plans for expansion in 2017 along with highlights from the company’s last 12 months of growth. The firm was acquired by Australian financial services company Computershare Limited (ASX:CPU) in May.

EPIC Insurance to Speak at Cap-Intro West Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that its Managing Principal & Practice Leader – Financial Risk Solutions, Bill Cosgrove will speak at the Cap-Intro West Conference on January 19 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, Calif. in the Main Hall – Pacific Level.

EPIC adds Timothy B. Ward to Risk Solutions Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that casualty risk management professional Timothy Ward has joined the firm’s Stamford, Connecticut-based EPIC Risk Solutions Practice as a Principal and Casualty Practice Leader.

Freedom Mortgage Wholesale Division Now Using Simplifile Collaboration Service

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that Freedom Mortgage has begun using the Simplifile Collaboration service in its wholesale division to quickly and easily exchange data with its settlement partners.

EPIC Adds Melissa Delaney as Senior Vice President – Private Client Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE)– EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Melissa Delaney has joined the firm as a senior vice president in their Private Client Solutions Specialty Group. Delaney will be responsible for client relations, management and production for EPIC’s Northeast Region Private Client Solutions team.

Long-Term Care Leader ACSIA Partners Will Help ‘Kill the Wicked Witch of Alzheimer’s’

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second year in a row, ACSIA Partners, a national long-term care insurance agency based in Kirkland, Wash., will join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. As part of its three-day annual conference, the company will host a fundraiser on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, which seeks a cure for the debilitating disease.

Mortgage Banking Expert Rob Chrisman to Address Special Session at RV UserCon 2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that mortgage industry expert Rob Chrisman will address attendees of RV UserCon 2017 as a special session speaker on February 9 in San Diego.

Four New Counties Adopt Simplifile as Wyoming Authorizes E-recording Statewide

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that four new Wyoming counties have joined Simplifile’s e-recording network following the January 1 passage of a law authorizing e-recording statewide.

Bank of Southern California Completes $7 Million Capital Offering and Announces New Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has completed a capital raise of $7 million through a stock purchase agreement of the Bank’s common stock with Castle Creek Capital, based in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

OpenClose President JP Kelly Named to HousingWire’s 2016 Vanguard Award List

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class, multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that HousingWire honored its president, JP Kelly, with its second annual Vanguard Award. The list recognizes highly successful executives who are making a positive difference in their respective fields across the mortgage industry.

HousingWire Honors Mortgage Capital Trading President Curtis Richins with 2016 Vanguard Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its president, Curtis Richins, has been designated to HousingWire’s Vanguard Award list for 2016. Now in its second year, the program recognizes executives that have made a positive impact at their companies and for the entire mortgage industry.

Nonprofit Forum 2017 Dates and Agenda Announced by Financial Technologies & Management

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Financial Technologies & Management (FTM) has released the dates and agenda for 2017 Nonprofit Forum monthly online event for nonprofit organizations. Jim Simpson, CPA will host each forum. Mr. Simpson is a nonprofit financial leader and trainer, CFO, Controller, and software advisor for over 25 years.

The Mortgage Collaborative Releases Aggressive 2016 Growth Data, Marking $150 Billion in Origination Volume

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the industry’s premier mortgage cooperative, today released year-end data on its 2016 growth. “Adding 50 new lender members and 20 new Preferred Partners in 2016 met the aggressive goals established by our Board, and grew our aggregate origination volume to over $150 billion,” said David G. Kittle, CMB, the Collaborative’s President.

EPIC Insurance Recognized for a Seventh Time as a Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been recognized by their team members nationally as one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” in a survey conducted annually by Business Insurance Magazine and co-sponsor Best Companies Group. This is the 7th time that EPIC has received this significant and meaningful award.

Vladimir Bien-Aime Honored with HousingWire’s 2016 Vanguard Award

LANSDALE, Pa., Dec. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based compliant valuation management solutions, announced that its president and CEO, Vladimir Bien-Aime, was selected as one of HousingWire’s 2016 Vanguard Award winners. The program is now in its second year, with 40 highly accomplished executives earning a spot on the 2016 list.

Long-Term Care Insurance Is a Gift for the Whole Family, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you want to brighten the lives of everyone in your family, “Consider the gift of long-term care insurance,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning. “Whether you get the policy for yourself or for aging parents, it’s really a gift for everyone.”

Maxwell Financial Labs Announces $1.95M in Funding to Reinvent Mortgage Experience

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maxwell Financial Labs, Inc. announced today it had secured $1.95M in funding, with anchor investors MATH Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures, Zelkova Ventures and Sovereign’s Capital. The funding follows on the heels of Maxwell’s commercial launch on August 16.

Newly Launched Appraiser Dashboard Shortens Appraisal Turnaround Times for Lenders, AMCs, and Appraisers

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Appraiser Dashboard, a provider appraisal technology, has announced the launch of its namesake appraisal workflow and networking technology. Appraiser Dashboard is the industry’s first appraiser-facing technology that automatically informs AMCs (appraisal management companies) and lenders each time the appraiser user takes action in the appraisal process.

NRMLA Adds ReverseVision President and CEO John Button to Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that its president and CEO, John Button, has joined the board of directors for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).

Attorney M. David Shapiro Advises Consumers about Post-Crash Insurance Rate Hikes

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M. David Shapiro, founding partner of the personal injury and civil trial law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, has offered consumers insight into auto insurance rate-hikes that can occur after being involved in an accident.

JenCap Holdings Acquires NIF Group

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately held NIF Group, Inc. (NIF), a managing general agency, program administrator and wholesale insurance broker based in Manhasset, New York, with six offices located on the east and west coasts of the United Sates.

Big Christmas? New Book, ‘Axe the Taxes’ Will Pay For It!

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marvin Lee Robey announces the release of his latest book, “Axe the Taxes.” Mr. Robey says “Axe the Taxes” is based on Supreme Court cases dealing with taxes and quotes those Supreme Court rulings.

Credit Unions Increase Use of Outsourced Mortgage Services by 30 Percent in Q3, According to Altavera Mortgage Services

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), a leading provider of SAFE Act-compliant outsourced residential mortgage origination services, reported a 30 percent increase in credit union demand for its outsourced mortgage origination services in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter.

Brian Boike Joins Simplifile as Director of Product Strategy

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leader in electronic document and data workflow technology for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced it has hired Brian Boike as director of product strategy. In his new role, Boike will work with executive leadership and business partners to identify new technological solutions for collaboration and information sharing that enable Simplifile’s clients to work more efficiently and profitably.

rateOne Home Loans, A Division of Finance of America Mortgage, Opens Branch Office in San Clemente

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finance of America Mortgage, a national, full service mortgage banker, is pleased to announce that Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky has opened rateOne Home Loans, a division of Finance of America Mortgage in San Clemente, Calif. Orange County native, Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky, will serve as Branch Manager and will focus on developing new retail branches by assembling a team of talented mortgage advisors and processors.

Protector Holdings Acquires Big Savings Insurance Agency

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Big Savings Insurance Services, the firm’s largest acquisition to date. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Big Savings specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers; writing auto insurance from 14 California locations including Sacramento, Yuba City, Lodi, Stockton, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Modesto, Turlock, Fresno, San Leandro, San Jose and Salinas.

HousingWire Names ReverseVision President and CEO John Button a 2016 Vanguard Award Winner

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that its President and CEO John Button has been selected as a 2016 Vanguard Award(TM) winner by HousingWire magazine. Button was recognized for his excellence as a business leader as well as his overall contributions to the reverse mortgage industry and U.S. housing economy.

HousingWire Names Simplifile President Paul Clifford a 2016 Vanguard Award Winner

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that company President Paul Clifford has been honored with HousingWire magazine’s 2016 Vanguard Award(TM). Clifford was recognized for his leadership in residential mortgage e-recording and collaboration technologies and for his overall contributions to the U.S. housing economy.

FormFree CEO Brent Chandler Receives HW Vanguard Award from HousingWire Magazine for Mortgage Industry Leadership

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that its CEO and founder Brent Chandler has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its second annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM) program. Created to recognize outstanding leadership in the housing and mortgage finance sectors, this year’s awards honored 40 C-level and business unit executives.

Mid America Mortgage CEO Jeff Bode Named Mortgage Industry ‘Vanguard’ by HousingWire Magazine

ADDISON, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that its Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its second annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM) program.

ARMCO COO Phil McCall Recognized as Mortgage Industry ‘Vanguard’ by HousingWire Magazine

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced today that COO Phil McCall has been honored as part of HousingWire magazine’s second annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM).

Nationwide Appraisal Network Hires Monica Bankus as VP of Operations, and Establishes a New Platinum Standard for Customer Experience

OLDSMAR, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationwide Appraisal Network (NAN), an innovative, women-owned, industry-leading appraisal management company with true national coverage, announced today that Monica Bankus has joined the company and will serve as VP of Operations. In that role, she will lead a team that will employ proprietary, groundbreaking technology, enhanced workflow and processes, improved communication with appraisers and lenders – and establish a new Platinum Standard for customer experience at NAN, a standard that with time the mortgage industry might attempt to adopt as its own.

EPIC’s Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt Named ‘Top Benefit Advising Innovators’ by Employee Benefit Adviser

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) named Director of Retirement Rob Massa and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt as “Top Benefit Advising Innovators.”

TRID Defects Down Slightly in Q2 2016 ARMCO Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced it has released its ARMCO Mortgage QC Industry Trends report, covering the second quarter of 2016. Using the Fannie Mae loan defect taxonomy, the report details the analysis of post-closing quality control data from loan files and findings captured by the ACES Analytics benchmarking system.

Washington Student Achievement Council Selects Regent Education to Automate its WASFA Process for DREAMers

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has selected Regent Education’s Electronic Application for State Financial Aid (e-ASFA) to automate its Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) process for all participating schools within the state of Washington. For students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status, the WASFA provides a chance to apply for state financial aid including: State Need Grant, the College Bound Scholarship, State Work Study and the Passport to College Promise Scholarship.

EPIC Golf Insurance Services Named ‘Insurance Provider of the Year’ for the Second Year in a Row by BoardRoom Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named the 2016 “Excellence in Achievement” award winner for the second year in a row by BoardRoom Magazine as the “Insurance Provider of the Year.”

Total eClose Enables Industry’s First Completely Paperless Digital Closing – Start to Finish

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has successfully completed the mortgage industry’s first comprehensive eClosing in Massachusetts, which included both lender and closing/settlement agent documentation, for radius financial group, inc.

Rate Reset Chooses AccountChek by FormFree for Automated Verification of Borrower Ability to Repay

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that Rate Reset, the world leader in automated loan retention and acquisition software, has selected AccountChek(TM) by FormFree as its technology provider for automated asset verification. AccountChek helps financial institutions determine in just seconds the ability of customers to pay back loans, without the hassle of collecting bank statements or other asset documents.

Sunshine Capital Inc. Announces Launch of Its Fully Validated and Secured Website DIBCOIN.US to Distribute Its New Cryptocurrency DIBCOIN

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP / PINK:SCNP) today announces the Company has officially launched https://DIBCOIN.US/ to assist in the distribution of its new crypto currency DIBCOIN, the previously announced special opportunity provided to all shareholders of record as of October 10, 2016. DIBCOIN.US will enable potential investors and interested parties to retrieve information and complete their due diligence on DIBCOIN.

MetaSource Promotes John Nixon to Chief Revenue Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MetaSource, the leading provider of mortgage quality control (QC) compliance advisory and workflow automation solutions, announced it has promoted John Nixon to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this new role, Nixon will be responsible for the alignment of all resources dedicated to demand creation for business development, strategic account management and marketing to foster growth to continue MetaSource’s success.

Global DMS Launches ‘Global Delivery’ Solution to Automate Compliant Delivery of Hard Copy Appraisals to Borrowers

LANSDALE, Pa., Nov. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that it has launched Global Delivery(TM), an alternative to the traditional way appraisal documents are prepared, packaged and compliantly provided to borrowers by way of printed appraisals sent via U.S. mail. The result is near removal of human involved tasks, operational disruption, a reduction of costs and a more efficient process for mailing appraisals.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Corporate Partner Geoffrey Perusse

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Perusse has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Perusse will chair the firm’s Private Funds and Investment Management Group.

EPIC Named Elite Agency for Second Year in a Row by Insurance Business America

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named a 2016 Elite Agency for the second year in a row by Insurance Business America, a publication that reports on the latest achievements in insurance and also provides the latest in business best practices in a continually evolving industry.

Attorney David L. Goldman Warns Consumers of Costly Unforeseen Coverage Gaps

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer David L. Goldman of the Sarasota Florida Based Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, cites an article in the NY Times warning consumers of large coverage gaps even in premium insurance plans.

EPIC Insurance’s Chuck Simpson to Speak at OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will speak at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference on Wednesday, November 30 at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas.

The Mortgage Collaborative Appoints David G. Kittle, CMB, President

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the appointment of David G. Kittle, CMB as its President said John M. Robbins, CMB, the corporation’s Chairman.

ACSIA Partners Seeks 150 New Agents to Serve Growing Segments of Its Long-Term Care Planning Business

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The long-term care insurance market seems to be in turmoil thanks to rate increases, waning consumer demand, and carriers exiting the business. Pessimism prevails, but not for ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Local Banker Luz Gonzalez Joins Bank of Southern California, N.A.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that Luz Gonzalez has joined the Company as Branch Sales Manager of its Rancho Mirage branch. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez served the Coachella Valley community as a Deputy Sheriff for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, following a successful eleven-year career at El Paseo Bank.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Selected to Participate in Covered California for Individual/Family Plans and for Small Businesses

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan is proud to announce its selection as a participating dental plan for the 2017 benefit year. LIBERTY will offer individual or family dental plans through Covered California this open enrollment period as well as coverage options for small businesses.

Gateway to Healthy Smiles: LIBERTY Dental Plan Offers the Most Affordable Rates in Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan of Missouri (LIBERTY) is proud to announce it is offering the most affordable rates for dental plans in the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace (commonly called the “Health Exchange”). In fact, LIBERTY has the only Dental HMO being offered in St. Louis, Mo., and is the low price leader.

Free to Smile in The Sunshine State: LIBERTY Dental Plan Offers The Most Affordable Rates in Florida Health Insurance Marketplace

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida (LIBERTY) is proud to announce it is offering the most affordable rates for adult dental plans in the Florida Health Insurance Marketplace (commonly called the “Health Exchange”). This marks the first year that LIBERTY, which covers most of the state, has added the offering of Family Dental HMO plans in the Florida Health Insurance Marketplace.