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Peter Glasson has ended his eight-day hunger strike after coming to an agreement over his earthquake-damaged home. Mr Glasson's home suffered significant damage in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. After years of back-and-forth with insurance company Southern Response, he turned to a ...
(KMSP) - A Stearns County farm devastated by vandals is now fighting its insurance company to cover the damage. Lang Farms in Eden Valley, Minnesota, reported a break-in on July 17 that resulted in the release of more than 30,000 mink, killing thousands of the animals and devastating their ...

A Lenoir County woman was charged with filing over 200 fraudulent cancer insurance claims, totaling more than $230,000. Susan Leigh Huebotter, 60, of Deep Run, was arrested last month and charged with two felony counts of insurance fraud and two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses over $100,000.
Almost 20% (19.7%) of long-term insurance claims begin in assisted living communities, according to an analysis of 2017 claims data released Friday by the American Association for Long-Term Care insurance. The finding dispels myths that such insurance is used only for nursing home care, said ...
Spellman asked our advocates to help her get their CSA trip insurance claim paid. But our advocates have determined that they can't help Spellman and Loehwing. Their story is a warning that insurance companies will not pay claims unless the insured complies with all of their requirements. For ...
Insurance claims: the aftermath of severe storms. By Perry Robinson

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney wants anyone affected by weekend storms to file insurance claims, as quickly as possible. "Suddenly, huge gusts of wind and then boom, boom, you know, the tree is coming down," says Columbus resident, Jim Scott. And here's where it landed. Two ...
A month and a half from the next hurricane season, fewer than 57 percent of more than 942,000 Hurricane Irma insurance claims worth $8.6 billion have been closed with insurance payments, state records show -- leaving folks like condo owner Martha Zuniga in Palm Beach Gardens with a roof she ...
A study released by the Insurance Information Institute last week says claims for dog bites increased by 2.2 percent nationwide in 2017. The value of the claims significantly jumped, reaching more than $686 million for the 18,522 claims made during the year. In Washington specifically, the number of ...
Commissioner Jones also held an Insurance Claim Workshop in Santa Barbara for survivors to ensure they are aware of the resources available during the rebuilding and recovery process. Residents had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with department representatives to address specific ... Mudslide
A North Carolina woman, who claimed she suffers from a debilitating condition, was sued Friday by her insurance company, which allegedly saw photos of her engaging in physical activities. New York Life filed a lawsuit against Cynthia McCullough after the company said it discovered Facebook photos of ... Mudslide
Almost a third of travel insurance claims made by Irish customers are lodged before the holiday has even begun, according to AA Ireland. https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/almost-30pc-of-travel-insurance-claims-made-before-holiday-has-even-begun-36693980.html. Mudslide
An Arianespace rocket launched two satellites into incorrect orbits back on January 25th. In the aftermath, potential insurance claims were reported for what Arianespace described at the time as a “trajectory deviation anomaly”. While there has been no formal word on either the SES-14 satellite or YahSat-3 ... Mudslide
... exclude mishap from cover · Car insurance set to sky rocket by the end of 2018 · Should you get a dashcam for peace of mind and lower car insurance premiums? Pothole-related breakdowns on the rise: how to claim. Tagged: ABI car insurance Car Insurance Premiums claims insurance claims whiplash. Mudslide
What general rules, requirements and procedures govern the filing of insurance claims? The party claiming to have an insurance claim must file the claim with the insurer before the expiry of the period of limitation. In some sectors, the rules stipulate that an insurance claim must be filed in writing; however, ... Mudslide
Kiwi travellers don't need to be on an intrepid journey to land themselves in a foreign hospital with a massive bill – it could happen from something as simple as falling down stairs. Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) has released its most expensive medical claims from last year, which was topped by ... Mudslide
Last week's nor'easter left quite a mess in New Hope, Solebury, and the rest of Bucks County. Dozens of families in Solebury Township, along with hundreds of residents in nearby Lambertville and beyond, are still living without electricity and passable roads. Damaged cars, trucks, and homes are adding to ... Mudslide

If and when you find yourself shopping around for insurance, a fun exercise you might want to try is to check out customer reviews. You'll be hard-pressed to find a single laudatory comment or approbatory missive in the hundreds of posts you'll read from aggrieved insurance customers. In fact, most of what ... Mudslide
Bill Brower, VP of claims product management for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, contributed to this article. There is a rapid transformation underway in the auto claims process. Analog, labor-intensive processes are giving way to more contemporary digital, data-driven models enabled by mobile devices and ... Mudslide
The Florida Senate on Saturday unanimously approved a bill that would curb the ability of health insurers and HMOs to retroactively deny claims. Under current law, health plans can retroactively deny claims up to one year after payment if patients are determined to be ineligible. A Senate staff analysis said ... Mudslide
California is investigating Aetna after a former medical director testified he never looked at patient records. Experts say more transparency is needed. california aetna insurance patient medical records. 12345. California's insurance commissioner has opened an investigation into Aetna insurance company ... Mudslide
QUINCY — Insurance specialists say claims are pouring in for homes across the South Shore damaged by toppled trees, extreme flooding and strong winds during last week's nor'easter. Damage from the storm extends far beyond the coast, Joe Rossi, an insurance specialist and chairman of the Marshfield ... Mudslide
Over the last few months, the Trump administration has begun to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, offering short-term private insurance as an alternative. We thought we'd check in with some people who worked in the industry before rules around pre-existing conditions and mental health parity were ... Mudslide
The Riverside Company has sold Insurance Claims Management Inc, a third-party claims administrator that serves large property and casualty insurance companies. No financial terms were disclosed. Stifel and Jones Day advised Riverside on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE. The Riverside Company ... Mudslide
A former Montana optometrist got probation for submitting false insurance claims while practicing in Laurel. Gary Alfred White ... Prosecutors originally charged White with felonies for filing thousands of dollars in insurance claims for unnecessary procedures and nonexistent conditions. The charges were ... Mudslide
As many as 5,177 life insurance claims for Rs 30,000-life cover provided under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) were received since the scheme's inception, a query under the Right to Information has revealed. As of January 12, 2018, there are 30.93 crore Jan-Dhan accounts, according to the ... Mudslide
“A prohibition on unfair contract terms in insurance policies will mean people have more predictable experiences with insurers, and face fewer traps and pitfalls,” it states. “People are also less likely to have a nasty shock when they make an insurance claim at the time when they are at their most vulnerable. Mudslide
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A bill that would restrict the ability of health insurers and HMOs to retroactively deny claims passed the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, scoring a victory for physicians. But many of the “yes” votes for the bill (HB 217) will turn to “no” if the bill isn't changed, committee ... Mudslide
Sancenito says scammers don't need much to start a false insurance claim and most claims can be filed online. “During the process, [the scammer] can change the mailing address, they can change the email address affiliated with the phone to try and get it sent to a different location,” Sancenito said. “I think ... Mudslide
CA to Investigate Aetna after Insurance Claim Review Admission. California's Insurance Commission is investigating Aetna after a medical director failed to review patient data before denying care. California is investigating Aetna after a medical director did not review patient data before denying care. Mudslide
Hurricane Harvey resulted in nearly 670,000 in combined personal and commercial property insurance claims to private insurers, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) and the Texas Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan (FAIR Plan), insurance regulators said in a presentation to state ... Mudslide
ALEDO -- Mercer County Board members are considering how to pay down more than $149,000 in outstanding insurance claims. The county's self-funded group insurance plan began in 2015 after union negotiations with Local 150. On Feb. 6 Bruce DeLashmit with Bellwether, LLC, the county administrator ... Mudslide
PITTSTON — A city man is facing felony fraud charges alleging he lied about the timing of an accident so that his auto insurance would pick up the tab. Bruce Joshua Carey, 30, of 15 Morgan Lane, was charged Monday with trying to claim more than $4,500 in damages his 2015 Jeep Compass sustained in ... Mudslide
NEW DELHI: An insurance company can't deny paying the assured amount even if the policy holder dies within 90 days from taking a policy. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has ordered an insurance company to pay Rs 2.5 lakh with 9% interest to the kin of a deceased ... Mudslide
All of us have faced upheavals at home, be it due to the death of a loved one or shifting to a different location. In between all this, very often we misplace, or forget about an insurance policy. And if you don't claim it for 10 years, it will probably be too late. M Saraswathy @maamitalks. All of us have faced ... Mudslide
A former West Sacramento insurance claims adjuster who helped a former professional football player in a fraud scheme has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison. Kimberly Jones, 52, was also ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of ... Mudslide
Health insurers and health-maintenance organizations would be banned from retroactively denying claims if they verified eligibility at the time of treatment and provided authorization numbers, under a bill that moved forward Thursday in the Florida Senate. Currently, a health insurer or HMO may ... Mudslide
Froment said the department received 5,874 complaints from consumers related to insurance. Claim denial was the leading complaint, while health insurance was the top type of coverage about which people made complaints. The top types of complaint reasons in Ohio were: 1. Claim Denial – 16.6 percent. Mudslide
In current discussion of fraud and crime coverage, emerging cyberrisks and appalling financial schemes grab the headlines, and the direct loss conundrum captivates coverage counsel. While policyholders and their risk managers should of course monitor those issues, they also should remember the basic ... Mudslide
JEFFERSON CITY — Because of the work of the department's Consumer Affairs Division and Market Conduct Section, Missouri consumers received an additional $16.8 million from their insurance companies in 2017. The monies were returned as a result of the Consumer Affairs Division's mediation work ... Mudslide
Organizations are being forced to deal with an increased threat to their operations from fraudulent instruction scams, according to specialist insurer Beazley. According to the insurer, fraudulent instruction incidents reported to Beazley Breach Response Services quadrupled in 2017, with policyholders ... Mudslide
State residents have filed 45,000 insurance claims to recoup close to $12 billion in losses from the wildfires in Northern and Southern California in October and December, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Wednesday. The claims illustrate the extent of the devastation in what are the costliest ... Mudslide
A man who fell and hit his head after "drinking all night" was correctly refused travel insurance cover, an ombudsman has said. Yet, another man who slipped over in a nightclub's toilets after a drink while on holiday should have been covered. The cases have been featured by the financial ombudsman to ... Mudslide
Vonda Lashaye Wideman, 45, of 909 Florida Ave., Greenwood was arrested and charged with presenting false claim for insurance payment, greater than $5,000. In July 2017, Greenwood County deputies heard from an investigator with the Geico Insurance Co. who said a woman reported her car had ... Mudslide
A West Virginia man has been sentenced to one year and nine months in federal prison for filing false insurance claims totaling more than $354,000. Jan. 24, 2018 ... He was accused of making fraudulent business insurance claims for damages to equipment from power surges that didn't occur. Authorities ... Mudslide
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Sedgwick County Wednesday announced it can expect to receive some money back from the more than $560,000 it lost to fraud in September 2016. The county says its division of finance received notice this week that a claim filed with their property insurance carrier has been ... Mudslide
Environmental insurance claims are the most complex insurance coverage claims, often with substantial sums at stake. There are many hurdles that the policyholder must clear in order to obtain coverage for environmental claims. Insurance companies often seek to end an environmental coverage action by ... Mudslide
HOUSTON - If you have experienced sliding on a slick ice-covered road, you know it feels like there is nothing you can do to control your vehicle. However, if you slide into another vehicle, you are technically at fault. In that case, liability insurance -- which every driver in Texas is legally required to carry ... Mudslide
Law360, New York (January 16, 2018, 9:32 PM EST) -- A Brazilian banking and financial services company asked a New York federal court to vacate an arbitral award dismissing its $50 million claim against two U.S. insurers for certain misrepresentations in its credit insurance application, saying the tribunal manifestly ... Mudslide
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and legislators from wildfire-damaged communities across the state unveiled eight bills (six of which have already been introduced) and two additional legislative proposals-all designed to strengthen consumer protections for wildfire survivors making insurance claims ... Mudslide


 

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