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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 ...
analysts at A.M. Best have been sufficiently impressed by commercial lines insurers' pricing, underwriting and resilience in recent years to boost their outlook on this segment of the U.S. property/casualty industry from negative to stable for 2018. The uptick is the first by A.M. Best for commercial lines in ...
The insurance services Office (ISO) upgraded the Wooster Fire Department from a Class 7 to a Class 4/4X, which likely will lower home insurance rates in the area. "This is a great improvement," Wooster Fire Chief Clint Harper said. The Wooster Fire Department (WFD) attained its Class 7 status in 2001.
When a friend in San Diego asked Patrick McManamon about securing general liability insurance for a marijuana dispensary in 2009 at the behest of his landlord, McManamon was incredulous. The industry for growing, processing and selling marijuana sales was young and quasi-legal (it still is as far as ...
A top Rhode Island lawmaker says making sure that insurance covers all costs for a mastectomy is a top priority this year. Democratic House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi says he has already introduced a bill to mandate coverage. The General Assembly's legislative session began Jan. 2. Shekarchi ...
The proposed rule, which applies only to employer-sponsored health insurance, would allow employers to join together as a single group to purchase insurance in the large group market. These improvements stand to open health insurance coverage for millions of Americans and their families by making it ...
Authorities say three California insurance agents were sentenced to prison for participating in a scheme involving fraudulent life insurance policies. The San Francisco Chronicle reports U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch says Behnam Halali, of San Jose, was sentenced Friday to five years, Ernesto Magat, ...
We all carry insurance on something--our homes, our cars, maybe even a special vacation or a treasured antique. And, we all get bills in the mail to pay premiums on those insurance policies. When disaster strikes, and we have to use the policies we've paid for, we must first absorb part of the loss as a ...
Using insurance at any of these places can be a challenge. An analysis by health care consulting company Milliman of medical claims records from major insurers covering nearly 42 million people found that Americans are four to six times more likely to use out-of-network mental health care than medical ...
"Traditional insurance is a slow and tedious process, that is not designed for freelancers," says Dinghy co-founder Rob Hartley. "Also, traditional insurers do not give freelancers the ability to change their insurance when they are not working, so freelancers either pay for coverage they don't need, or worse, ...
According to Arkansas insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr, the "increase is another example to the insurance industry that Arkansas is open for business. An agent license is a job, and a resident license is a job in Arkansas. I am very proud of the work AID has done to make the licensure, education, and ...
Insurers expect to pay out about £20m to 1,300 motorists whose vehicles were destroyed in a fire, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The blaze engulfed Liverpool Waterfront multi-storey car park in King's Dock, next to the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool, on Sunday.
Howell-Stone insurance Inc., based in Oklahoma City, has joined Tulsa, Oklahoma-headquartered Rich & Cartmill Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2018. The affiliation will combine the strengths of both organizations to allow Rich & Cartmill better opportunity to service clients, the companies said. Leaders say the ...
Qatar reinsurance Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement to buy four Gibraltar-based insurers from Markerstudy Group. The companies are: Markerstudy insurance Co. Ltd., Zenith insurance PLC, St. Julians insurance Co. Ltd. and Ultimate insurance Co. Ltd. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but ...
HARRISBURG - A recent terror attack on police at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex prompted state Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today to unveil new legislation, which would limit life insurance payouts of individuals who die committing acts of terrorism. The proposal also calls ...
The trustee unraveling the Rick Siskey Ponzi scheme case in bankruptcy court has reached a $220,000 settlement with a former Siskey associate over a life insurance payout he received, according to a court filing Wednesday. Siskey, 58, took his own life in December 2016, days after court filings gave the ...
Some Florida homeowners are discovering their insurance companies are employing an interesting strategy to avoid future claims costs. Settlement checks sent by at least three companies include language stating that accepting the check releases the companies from further obligations connected to the ...
Ohio Department of insurance Director Jillian Froment has been selected by state insurance regulators to serve as chair of the Interstate insurance Product Regulation Commission, also referred to as the insurance Compact. The insurance Compact is focused on consumer protection and the modernization ...
In the summer of 2015, senior citizens who had signed up for a fledgling insurance plan called Clover Health started receiving unexpected medical bills for blood work. Most were living on fixed incomes in New Jersey, the only state where Clover, a venture-backed start-up based in San Francisco, was ...
Some fear that insurance companies are getting apprehensive about the growing frequency and ferocity of California's wildfires, illustrated by the record-breaking season that sent firestorms into suburban communities such as Santa Rosa. And the die-off of tens of millions of trees, driven by bark-beetle ...
As Congress expanded the role of crop insurance over the past couple of decades, the cost of the federally subsidized program tripled, to $9 billion annually over the past five years. The Congressional Budget Office says that if lawmakers are worried about costs, they could alter the program to cut outlays ...
Richmond, VA. -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for running a long-running arson scheme to illegally collect insurance money. Verdon Taylor, 72, was convicted of conspiracy, wire fraud, use of fire to commit a federal felony, and witness tampering in connection with the fraud.
A Fort Lauderdale team from Greenberg Traurig represented Clearwater, Florida-based Heritage insurance Holdings Inc. in its $250 million purchase of another home insurer. Heritage insurance Holdings, the publicly traded holding company of Heritage Property & Casualty insurance Co. and others, ...
The broad-based major European markets closed lower in Tuesday's trading session, as insurance stocks, and consumer and luxury goods companies weighed down the exchanges. In economic news, The eurozone manufacturing sector ended 2017 on a high note, according to IHS Markit. Strong rates of ...
Service firms in the metropolitan region and factories across the state expect their cost for medical insurance and other employee benefits to increase more than 6 percent this year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The bank, in a survey of retailers and other service firms on Long Island, ...


 

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