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Now, about $6,000 from her life insurance policy will pay for lunches for students who need a helping hand. Her granddaughter in Iowa came up with the idea. Mamros was a secretary, first for the district's elementary school and later at the high school for a total of about 20 years, and her husband, George, ...
The Tour Confidential team discusses Tiger's upcoming tournament schedule and whether or not he is taking the right steps for a strong 2018. By Dylan Dethier. Saturday, January 20, 2018. Four of the world's top seven will tee it up at next week's farmer's insurance Open at Torrey Pines. They're sure to be overshadowed, ...

More than 1.75 million children in 20 states and Washington D.C. are at risk of losing their health insurance by the end of February if Congress does not reauthorize the children's Health insurance Program, which ceased being funded when lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill late Friday night.
While some states intend to suspend benefits for the children's health insurance Program unless Congress renews funding for it, South Carolina children aren't staring down such an immediate threat. Joshua Baker, who was recently named the state's new Medicaid director, said the federal insurance ...
The federal government's shutdown won't affect payment of flood insurance claims, and the insurance that people have remains in effect. But it's threatening to impede some home sales in Louisiana from going forward. That was the assessment of experts, members of Congress and the Federal Emergency ...
"You've got to fix the ACA to make it attractive in hopes of keeping people who are in the grandfathered and transition plans," says Doug Ommen, Iowa insurance Division commissioner, seen here speaking on a panel at The Gazette's Iowa Ideas conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Cedar ...

They now face the end of the individual mandate, a critical component of the 2010 Affordable Care Act requiring insurance coverage, which was repealed as part of the Congressional tax reform passed last month. hospital executives are concerned the mandate's demise could complicate health care ...
For one thing, it's smack in the heart of the world's fastest-growing life-insurance market with to-die-for demographics. For another, AIA has made several bolt-on acquisitions to grow its Asian franchise, including a $1.7 billion purchase of the Malaysian arm of Dutch giant ING (ING) and the Australian and ...
Miller's husband lost his job at a rock radio station in Morgantown, West Virginia, after 20 years. "I was frightened," she said. "Not because of him losing the job. It was losing the insurance." Buying coverage on their own was too expensive. Medicaid was off the table, too, because Miller's husband received ...
The Berkeley County school District filed suit in U.S. District Court, seeking more than $42 million from its former chief financial officer, Brantley D. Thomas III, two men at a Charlotte, North Carolina, insurance brokerage and several insurance companies, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported.
Arkansas insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named chairman of the market Regulation and consumer Affairs (D) Committee of the National Association of insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for 2018. The mission of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee is to monitor all ...
The Berkeley County school District filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday seeking $42.5 million from a Charlotte insurance brokerage, claiming its father and son executives sold the district excessive policies and charged exorbitant fees. The district spent almost $14.2 million in the last 16 years "to insure ...
ROME, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major insurance scheme launched on Thursday aims to help up to 4 million poor people in Africa and Asia rebuild their lives after climate disasters, its backers said. The insurance programme - covering droughts in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zambia and ...
Kevin M. Day, 46, of Dunnellon, has been was charged with two counts of uttering a forged instrument and one count of criminal use of personal identification information. DUNNELLON - A man who, authorities said, was able to open an Allstate insurance Company branch by forging documents indicating ...
A relatively small number of health insurance claims in Colorado led to an $8.2 million windfall for intraoperative neuromonitoring companies, according to a new study by Center for Improving Value in health care. The review of more than 30,000 claims for intraoperative neuromonitoring by CIVHC follows ...
ALBANY -- Enrollment in NY State of Health, the state's online health insurance market, continues to outpace last year's signups, state officials said Thursday. About 243,600 New Yorkers have signed up for health insurance through the market this year, topping enrollment through the end of the 2017 ...
But, federal regulators and consumer advocates warn there are downsides to giving away a sample of your spit: it could make it harder to buy life insurance. Amy Jones was delighted to learn the results of her mail-in DNA kit. "I called my Dad and said 'We're Irish!'" Jones recalled. But Jones, a mother of ...

The gee-whiz gadgets on new cars -- the backup cameras, the large touch screen controls, the blind-spot monitoring -- make us all feel a little safer about navigating the roads. But high-tech, advanced safety features come at a fairly steep price, so they're driving up car insurance rates, too. "If they're ...
Critics argue that the new U.S. tax law has made this task even harder with its elimination of the individual mandate for health insurance, a part of the Affordable Care Act that requires individuals to buy insurance or risk having to pay a tax penalty. But the effect of the mandate on coverage was never ...
It also could force some homeowners in areas deemed a high risk to go to a fall-back insurance plan created by the state decades ago, California insurance Commissioner Dave Jones told CNBC in an interview. He also said it's not only rural areas but now some urban-type areas of the state that are ...
There are some in the industry who do nothing as they watch insurtech startups struggle to get off the ground, while simultaneously complaining about the slow pace of change and limited innovation in re/insurance. How can we marry the needs insurtech companies with the need for innovation in the ...
In 2016 -- after reading a piece about being wrongly insured -- I did an extensive review of my insurance coverages with my colleague and our insurance specialist, Ari Fischman. In doing so I discovered that, generally speaking, I was overpaying to be wrongly insured. I had too low of a deductible (which ...
Mergers and acquisitions of insurance agencies last year broke all records in 2017, according to OPTIS Partners' annual report. The OPTIS database recorded 604 deals in the United States and Canada in 2016, a 31 percent jump from 461 in 2016. "This whopping increase exceeded expectations," said ...
"The Administration supports the bill's multiyear funding extension of the children's health insurance Program (CHIP)," the Office of Management and Budget said in a statement. "If H.J. Res. 125 were presented to the President in its current form, his Advisors would recommend that he sign the bill into law.".
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - For those directly impacted by the storms and mudflow disaster in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria, the type of homeowners insurance will determine if losses and expenses are covered. Those in the insurance business say a typical homeowners insurance policy will not ...
Being single costs you for better or worse, insurance companies consider you less risky once you are married because married people get in fewer crashes than singles. Even if you have been married before and aren't currently, putting "single" on your car insurance application probably means a higher ...
HARRISBURG - A state lawmaker wants to bar terrorists from being able to use life insurance policies to provide a windfall for their surviving family members if they are killed during a terrorist attack. Legislation introduced earlier this month by state Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Lawrence County, would limit the ...
Several weeks ago, Michael Malone's wife and daughters were remarking that throughout his battle with cancer, he never really complained. His father, Robert Malone, chimed in to explain: "We Malones are doers, not talkers." Mr. Malone, an insurance broker, longtime YMCA board member and devoted ...
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill grapple with how to overhaul the federal National Flood insurance Program, a vocal faction is pushing to open up the market to private competition. More choices could give homeowners cheaper options. But backers of the NFIP have serious concerns that competitors might ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- If you've been unable to access an unemployment claim through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training website or by telephone today you're not alone. Flooding early Saturday morning at the department's data center on Pontiac Avenue in Cranston has put key ...
"Auto-insurance premiums have skyrocketed in the 12 months ending August 2017, up more than 8 percent, or four times the overall rate of inflation," said consumer Reports in a recent survey of the industry. "If your income is treading water in today's economy, car insurance is taking a bigger bite out of ...
It's getting harder for homeowners to find insurance. NATHAN ROTT, BYLINE: Alyce Hicks, like many people in California's Sierra Nevada foothills, has always taken a proactive approach to dealing with wildfire risk. She clears out dead or dying trees on her property. ALYCE HICKS: I make sure the roof is ...
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leavitt Group insurance advisors has named Mike Scott a senior risk advisor and director of program business. Scott will focus on middle markets, large accounts, and hard-to-place specialty risks. He specializes in insurance for technology, exporters, manufacturers, heavy trade ...
insurance giant American Family Life Assurance Co., known as Aflac, has been accused of workplace fraud, including claims that it exploited its employees with a high-pressure contractor scheme, according to a report Thursday on The Intercept news site.
Koren previously had purchased insurance through State farm and her policy included standard coverage for personal-injury protection that would pay for immediate medical bills for her son if he was injured in an "automobile accident." She submitted her claim to State Farm. It was denied in May 21, 2011, ...
The Senate bill repeals PIP and requires bodily-injury liability coverage at amounts that are phased in over several years, but also requires drivers to buy $5,000 of "medical payments" coverage for a driver's own injuries -- no matter how much health insurance drivers already have from Medicare, employer ...
Is there anything more confusing than trying to pick out a health insurance plan? Between the acronyms that only make sense to the systems that create them and trying to find the balance between costs you pay now and what you might get stuck with later, health insurance plan comparisons can feel like ...
WASHINGTON - Without the federal children's health insurance Program (CHIP), Crystal Lett and her Columbus-area family wouldn't be able to afford the care her six-year-old son needs for Prader-Willi Syndrome, a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body. Although Republicans and ...
Dr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric cancer doctor, has begun giving away medications to some of his young patients, determined not to disrupt their treatments for serious illnesses like leukemia. He's worried Congress will fail to renew funding soon for a health program that pays for the care of millions of ...
insurance companies are increasingly dropping homeowners in California because of wildfire risk. There's concern the problem will grow worse after this year's destructive fire season. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the ...
With attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on hold, the Trump Administration is stepping up efforts to overhaul the health insurance market by loosening regulations. The administration has proposed a raft of changes that would expand individual insurance offerings, allow states more ...
(StatePoint) Ever wondered whether your insurance policy was actually working for you? You may be in luck, as your insurance plan may start to follow the same trends being adopted in other industries: simpler, more convenient and personalized products - all supported by the latest mobile technology.
Estimated insurance losses from Hurricane Irma have reached $7.2 billion, as more than 877,000 claims have been filed since the September storm, according to information released Monday by the state Office of insurance Regulation. More than 83 percent of the claims involve residential property, with ...
A recent report by the American Tort Reform Foundation ranks Florida as the worst judicial hellhole. Along with a need for comprehensive tort reform, as the report points out, Florida has become the poster child for an insurance scam that enriches some attorneys and home repair companies at a big cost to ...
It's not something most people really like to think or talk about, but anyone who has a financial dependent should consider buying life insurance if they don't have the assets available to cover their dependent's financial needs in the event of their death. There are some major events that create financial ...
LE MARS, Iowa | A Le Mars man has pleaded not guilty to attempting to defraud an insurance company of nearly $29,000. Scott Leininger, 39, entered his written plea Friday in Plymouth County District Court to charges of forgery and submitting a fraudulent insurance claim. According to court documents, ...
The Commissioner of insurance for North Carolina says a recent rate increase of 18.7 percent proposed by North Carolina insurers is unwarranted and has set a hearing date for later this year to resolve the matter. "We are not in agreement with the [North Carolina] Rate Bureau's proposed increases filed ...
You may see car insurance companies advertising what they call "motorcycle insurance." In reality, they're often selling policies that have been stripped of the most important biker coverage. These companies pitch "motorcycle insurance" with the not-so-subtle suggestion that theirs is somehow both ...
The association was purchased in 2004 by PCI, and they merged in 2012. "Although we transitioned to a new name, PCI will continue to advocate for a healthy home, auto, and business insurance marketplace that protects consumers," said Mark Sektnan, vice president of state government relations for PCI ...
To get 100 percent of the benefits they paid for, many North Bay fire victims say their insurance companies are requiring an item-by-item list of what burned in October. One victim called the requirement "cruel." And now, the state is stepping in. consumer Investigator Chris Chmura reports. (Published ...


 

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