Want to sell your home more quickly? Consider staging it.

Want to sell your home more quickly? Consider staging it.

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – According to the National Association of Realtors, more than half of sellers’ agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. This news comes from the NAR 2017 Profile of Home Staging. “Realtors® know how important it is for buyers to […]

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases info on employee benefits in the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases info on employee benefits in the U.S.

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – In March 2016, the participation rate for employer-sponsored medical care benefits for civilian workers was 52 percent, which is higher than in private industry workers (49 percent) and more than 20 percent below state and local government workers (73 percent). When it comes to employer-sponsored retirement benefits, […]

U.S. Department of Transportation to reexamine civil penalty rate for Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards

U.S. Department of Transportation to reexamine civil penalty rate for Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will reexamine a rule that adjusts civil penalties related to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for inflation. The rule was passed on Dec.28, 2016, and the NHYTSA is delaying the effective date whyil9e the […]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration warns about fraudulent contacts

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration warns about fraudulent contacts

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been notified of confusing, conflicting and sometimes fraudulent solicitations from service providers to motor carrier officials and new applicants. These messages often bombard people via telephone, e-mail, text and US Mail. They get your information from applications and information updates […]

Court upholds OSHA finding that railroad company violated Maine employee’s whistleblower rights

Court upholds OSHA finding that railroad company violated Maine employee’s whistleblower rights

(Boston, MA – Insurance News and Markets) – Pan Am Railways has been ordered to pay an employee who was fired after filing a Federal Railroad Safety Whistleblower complaint, approximately $260,000 in damages. The company must also change their   practices. The decision comes after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated a 2011 complaint against […]

California Department of Insurance welcomes Slice Insurance Technologies

California Department of Insurance welcomes Slice Insurance Technologies

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – With insurance businesses using technology to change the industry, the California Department of Insurance has welcomed Slice Insurance Technologies as a surplus lines broker. This means there’s a new option for Airbnb and other homeshare hosts.  Slice offers usage based, on-demand, short term insurance. “This start-up is […]

PA Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader’s Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

PA Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader’s Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

(Harrisburg, PA – Insurance News and Markets) – Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued a response to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outlining Pennsylvania’s experience with the Affordable Care Act, strengths of the law, and areas for improvement. In December 2016, Majority Leader McCarthy and other members of United States House of Representatives’ Republican leadership requested […]

PA Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader’s Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

PA Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader’s Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

(Harrisburg, PA – Insurance News and Markets) – Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued a response to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outlining Pennsylvania’s experience with the Affordable Care Act, strengths of the law, and areas for improvement. In December 2016, Majority Leader McCarthy and other members of United States House of Representatives’ Republican leadership requested […]

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