Michigan sees strong insurers participation in the 2018 Marketplace

Michigan sees strong insurers participation in the 2018 Marketplace

(Lansing, MI – Insurance News and Markets) – On Sept. 1, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) announced that consumers will continue to have a choice of many insurers offering health insurance through the Marketplace for the 2018 plan year. “Despite the uncertainty at the federal level, Michigan still has a number […]

Connecticut cardiologist charged with insider trading

Connecticut cardiologist charged with insider trading

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – On Aug. 4, the Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Dr. Edward Kosinksi, a cardiologist from Weston, Connecticut, with insider trading on confidential developments as he worked on a clinical drug trial. The SEC alleges that Dr. Edward Kosinski of Weston, Connecticut, traded in advance of two […]

Second quarter usual weekly earnings report

Second quarter usual weekly earnings report

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – The country’s 113.4 million full-time wage and salary workers earned an average of $859 in the second quarter of 2017 (based on data that is not seasonally adjusted), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 19. This is just over four percent higher than in […]

Missouri insurance regulators resolve United Healthcare dispute

Missouri insurance regulators resolve United Healthcare dispute

(Jefferson City, MO – Insurance News and Markets) – The Missouri Department of Insurance has reached an agreement with United Healthcare Insurance Company, All Savers Insurnace Company and United Healthcare Life Insurance Company following investigation of claims that the companies restricted access to medical providers by requiring referrals before an individual could get treatment from […]

Airline satisfaction ratings increasing, despite bad publicity

Airline satisfaction ratings increasing, despite bad publicity

(Costa Mesa, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – The JD Power 2017 North American Airline Satisfaction Study showed something that some might find surprising: overall satisfaction with airlines is increasing. Some factors that are helping this situation include lower fares, better on-time performance, and fewer lost bags. The trend is now in its fifth […]

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 […]

ISO Launches Cyber Insurance Program with Enhanced Rating and Coverage Options

ISO Launches Cyber Insurance Program with Enhanced Rating and Coverage Options

(Jersey City, NJ – Insurance News and Markets) – In July, ISO, a Verisk Analytics business, launched a cyber insurance program with enhanced rating variables and coverage options designed to help insurers respond to the rapidly changing world of cyber risk. The program features advisory loss costs using 17 different rating variables that can help […]

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, […]