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Insurance Commissioner Blaming Republicans for Health Insurance Crisis in DE

WXDE-FM (DE) (06/21/17) Petree, Rob On a recent radio show, Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro attributed the current health insurance “headache” in the state to the Republican-controlled Congress. “Cost shared...

Claims of Abuse in Assignments May Push Insurance Rates Up

News4JAX (06/21/17) Vasilinda, Mike Abuse of assignment of benefits (AOB) has led to hikes in homeowners insurance rates across Florida, as the alleged abuse of the system travels north from South Florida. The number of AOB lawsuits has skyrocketed...

South Carolina Sets Insurer Deadline Related to New Moped Safety Law

Insurance Journal (06/22/17) O’Connor, Amy The South Carolina Department of Insurance (SCDOI) has set a deadline for auto insurers to meet the requirements of the recently passed moped safety legislation. Effective July 1, the new moped...

Tropical Storm Cindy Hits Gulf Coast

Wall Street Journal (06/22/17) P. A3 Campo-Flores, Arian The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Tropical Storm Cindy began lashing the U.S. Gulf Coast with heavy rains on June 21, as it neared landfall and prepared to hit Texas and Florida....

All Insurers Back on Colorado’s Exchange, No County Loses Coverage

Colorado Public Radio (06/21/17) Daley, John Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar said every county in the state will have a carrier offering plans on the state’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange next year. Twelve carriers...

Insurance Commissioner Says Take Steps to Prevent Flood Damage

Mississippi Insurance Department (06/21/17) Flooding due to torrential rains from Tropical Storm Cindy will become an increasing threat over the next several days. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney urges residents to prepare and...

Cigna Exits Maryland’s Individual Health Insurance Marketplace

Baltimore Business Journal (06/21/17) Milligan, Carley; Eichensehr, Morgan Cigna Corp. has pulled out of the Maryland health exchange for 2018, becoming the latest insurer to exit amid pressure on the individual marketplace. The Maryland Insurance...

Most of Tennessee Will Have Only One Insurer Under the ACA in 2018

Times Free Press (06/21/2017) Flessner, Dave BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which withdrew from the state’s three largest markets this year to curb its Affordable Care Act (ACA) losses, has agreed to resume service to Knoxville to...

18,000 Could Lose Health Coverage in Missouri’s ‘Bare Counties,’ as State Faces Tough Choices

KCUR (06/21/17) Bouscaren, Durrie Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City will leave Missouri’s individual health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The move will leave about 18,000 consumers in 25 western...

House Panel Passes Flood Insurance Overhaul Bills

The Hill (06/21/17) Lane, Sylvan On June 21, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee passed four bills intended to reduce the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) financial burdens and assist homeowners struggling to get claims...