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As Fire Seasons Intensify, California Homeowners Struggle to Stay Insured

Pacific Standard (08/15/18) Botts, Jackie Homeowners in wildfire-prone regions in California are seeing an exodus of insurance companies, and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says the state cannot force any insurance company, admitted or not,...

More Than 100 Join Wolf Administration for Second Health Care in Your Community Event at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Insurance Department (08/15/18) Wolf administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 100 attendees for the second Health Care in Your Community event held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Cabinet in Your Community...

NAIC Report – 2018 Summer Annual Meeting

JDSupra (08/15/18) Adolf, Maureen Emmert; Finnegan, Kevin; Moreira, Daren; et al. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its 2018 Summer National Meeting Aug. 4-7 in Boston. Work continued on key initiatives including...

New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Rates May Decrease for the Seventh Year in a Row

New Hampshire Insurance Department (08/15/18) The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a rate proposal with the New Hampshire Insurance Department to reduce voluntary loss costs by 14 percent. “A decrease in workers’...

Commissioner Releases Statement on University of Mississippi Medical Center/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Contract Dispute Resolution

Mississippi Insurance Department (08/15/18) Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney issued the following statement: “I am very pleased that the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of...

Commissioner Tours Mendocino Complex Burn Area and Meets with Survivors

California Department of Insurance (08/16/18) On Aug. 16, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will visit the wildfire areas affected by the Mendocino Complex Fire and meet with fire survivors and insurers working to expedite claims...

Health Insurance Premiums Are Stabilizing, Despite GOP Attacks

Stateline (08/16/18) Ollove, Michael Health insurance premiums appear to be stabilizing despite Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman says the average state premium increase...

Lira Rallies After Turkish Banks Regulator Curbs FX Dealings

Financial Times (08/15/18) Samson, Adam For the second consecutive day, Turkey’s lira rose about 3 percent to TL6.12 in mid-day trade on Aug. 15, after the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency took steps to limit foreign accounts...

Four Steps to Fight Off High Medical Expenses

CNBC (08/15/18) Mercado, Darla Carolyn McClanahan at Life Planning Partners says when disputing unreasonably high bills, patients need to understand their coverage, including details about out-of-pocket maximums, deductibles, and co-insurance,...

Special Agents Charge Greensboro Woman with Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Department of Insurance (08/15/18) North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the arrest of Sharonda Gail Murphy of Greensboro, who was charged with felony insurance fraud. According to the arrest warrant, Murphy...