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James Black & Associates Insurance, Inc.

Phone: (800) 576-0075 View Additional Phone Numbers 7407 N Division St Ste D, Spokane, WA 99208

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Factors that raised the rating for James Black & Associates Insurance, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

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Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 10, 2012 Business started: 01/01/1987 in WA Business incorporated: 03/10/1997 in WA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Washington State Department of Licensing
PO Box 9034 , Olympia WA 98507-9015
Phone Number: (360) 664-0116
Fax Number: 360-705-6699

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
P O Box 40244, Olympia WA 98504
Phone Number: 1-800-562-6900

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Jim Black, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Jim Black, President
Business Category

Insurance Agents Insurance - Auto Insurance - Homeowners Insurance - Life Insurance - Rental Insurance - Property Insurance Agency Insurance Services - Commercial

Products & Services

James Black & Associates Insurance, Inc. sells the following brand(s): Allied/Nationwide Insurance

James Black & Associates Insurance, Inc. offers the following product(s): Auto Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance

Additional Locations

  • 7407 N Division St Ste D

    Spokane, WA 99208 (800) 576-0075


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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (509) 464-0058(Phone)
  • (509) 464-0747 (Fax)
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Complaint Detail(s)

2/18/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: On or about Nov. 25 2011 I cancelled ALL of my policies with James Black Insurance after receiving several cancellation notices when my payment had been made. Not to mention the THOUSANDS of dollars I saved myself by changing agents. As of today I have yet to receive a refund. My new insurance lady ****** **** of ********* *********, contacted James Black on Tuesday January 24, 2012 and was promised I would have the refund no later than Friday January 27, 2012. My new home owners policy will cancel tomorrow due to non payment as it has taken 2 months already. When my new agent ****** ****, contacted them today, January 31, 2012, she was informed that the money had been in their possession for over a month and that the front office lady ****, had been on vacation, as **** stated, she was entitled to that vacation. Not my problem! She is not the only person in that office. I am facing bigger issues. I cancelled my homeowners policy with them at the same time I cancelled all of my other policies and they have yet to notify my old home owners insurance carrier of that cancellation, so they have not even begun to process my refund. This is completely unacceptable and part of the reason I no longer use them as my insurance agent.

Desired Settlement: I want the money over nighted to me immediately.

Business Response:

Dear ****,

I looked into this issue about the refund. We have not had any of the customers money in our possession. When we found out about the delay, we requested that the policy be canceled with ******* ********* on 1/31/2012. I called them today and they will be mailing out the refund check directly to the *****’s residence today they assured me.

Sometimes as in this case we have no control how quickly a refund check is mailed by an insurance company.

Thank you,

*** *****