California Insurance Commissioner requests insurance companies ease claim requirements for wildfire survivors

California Insurance Commissioner requests insurance companies ease claim requirements for   wildfire survivors

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – In late December, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sent a request to insurance companies to provide relief from the requirement that claimants provide a full home inventory, and provide up to 100 percent of personal property coverage limits without that inventory document. “These families have endured unimaginable […]

National Association of Professional Insurance Agents issues statement on Short Term Extension of the National Flood Insurance Program

National Association of  Professional Insurance Agents issues statement  on Short Term Extension of the National Flood Insurance Program

(Alexandria, VA – Insurance News and Markets) – On Sept. 8, Jon Gentile the Vice President for Government Relations at the The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) issued a statement on the short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). “We view this short-term extension as a chance for Congress to provide […]

California Insurance Commissioner urges Senate to take action to stabilize health insurance market

California Insurance Commissioner urges Senate to take action to stabilize health insurance market

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones reached out to Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray to express concern over the instability in the individual health insurance market created by the uncertainty surrounding continuation of the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments (CSRs) provided for in the Affordable Care Act and actions taken […]

Gas Utility Customer Satisfaction Improves for Sixth Straight Year, J.D. Power Finds

Gas Utility Customer Satisfaction Improves for Sixth Straight Year, J.D. Power Finds

(Costa Mesa, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – Efforts to improve safety through multimedia direct customer outreach and residential safety inspections are immp0froving residential gas utility customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. “The residential gas utility industry has committed significant resources to customer engagement, dramatically increasing […]

Nevada Residents can find the 2017 Health Insurance Rates Online

Nevada Residents can find the 2017 Health Insurance Rates Online

(Carson City, NV – Insurance News and Markets) – Nevada residents who purchase their own health insurance can find approved prices  for 2017health plans at heathrates.doi.nv.gov. The Nevada Division of Insurance has posted approved 2017 rates for all plans in the Individual and Small group markets online, giving Nevada’s consumers an opportunity to explore health […]

Acting Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Stresses Need for Affordable Flood Insurance Options

Acting Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Stresses Need for Affordable Flood Insurance Options

(Lewisburg, PA – Insurance News and Markets) – In late August, Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman urged Congress to include provisions specifically supporting private market residential flood insurance in the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire on September 30. “The Wolf Administration has been educating homeowners, renters and condo owners […]

Southern California facilities ordered to improve management of hazardous wastes, air emissions

Southern California facilities ordered to improve management of hazardous wastes, air emissions

(San Francisco, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – Two Southern California companies have settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding claims that they had improperly handled hazardous waste materials. The EPA announced on Aug. 3 that Bachem Americas, Inc., and Crosby Overton, Inc., will pay penalties and emergency response assistance in excess of […]

JD Power survey shows customer satisfaction dropping with pharmacies

JD Power survey shows customer satisfaction dropping with pharmacies

(Costa Mesa, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – Customers of U.S. pharmacies are unhappy with both with both brick-and-mortar and mail order pharmacies, and the main factor in that is prices. This is the biggest finding in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Pharmacy Study. “Pharmacies have historically earned very high marks for customer satisfaction, […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs package enhancing mandatory settlement conferences, creates community restoration fund

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs package enhancing mandatory settlement conferences, creates community restoration fund

(New York, NY – Insurance News and Markets) -A comprehensive package of legislation pieces in New York designed to combat “zombie properties’” effects on neighborhoods. This legislation package also establishes a consumer bill of rights to help homeowners to keep their homes. The package was part of the 2016 Legislative Session and imposes a pre-foreclosure […]

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