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 […]

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 […]

New law on workers compensation changes definitions of excluded employees

New law on workers compensation changes definitions of excluded employees

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – On Oct. 17, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones notified all insurance companies writing workers’ compensation policies in the state about changes to definitions of, and procedures related to, excluded employees, following the enactment of Assembly Bill 2883. Starting on Jan. 1, 2017, all business workers’ compensation insurance […]

Minnesota Commerce Department project to focus on expanding access to solar power

Minnesota Commerce Department project to focus on expanding access to solar power

(Saint Paul, MN – Insurance News and Markets) – In late October, the Minnesota Commerce Department announced funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative would help them to offer solar power to more Minnesota residents. “The development of renewable energy resources continues to drive economic opportunity and job growth in Minnesota. This federal […]

Hawaii announces 2017 Affordable Care Act Individual Rates

Hawaii announces 2017 Affordable Care Act Individual Rates

(Honolulu, HI – Insurance News and Markets) – On Oct. 7, The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division released individual health plan insurance rates in the 2017 Affordable Care Act. These rates are expected to affect 41,000 people. “The Insurance Division’s approval of rates were made pursuant to the statutory requirement that […]

A workers compensation insurer owned by Berkshire Hathaway has been

A  workers compensation insurer owned by Berkshire Hathaway has been

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Market) – California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced a decision in a case involving a workers’ compensation insurer owned by Berkshire Hathaway that schemed to avoid regulatory review of rates and policy terms. The company in question, called California Insurance Company, filed a set of rates and insurance […]

State Insurance Commissioner supports protecting California’s historic state parks

State Insurance Commissioner supports protecting California’s historic state parks

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets)In mid-June, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a statement supporting Assembly Bill 2249, known as the California Heritage Protection Act. Jones’ statement read: “The experience of visiting our national parks with their trails, lodging, eateries and natural beauty creates unparalleled memories. These iconic landmarks must be protected for future […]

Three plead guilty in connection with insurance fraud

Three plead guilty in connection with insurance fraud

(Olympia, WA – Insurance News and Markets) – Investigations conducted by the Special Investigations Unit of the Washington Insurance Commission led to three guilty pleas in Kitsap County Superior Court and King County District Court, in connection with insurance fraud. Joshua Zable, 28, pleaded guilty to a single felony count of Attempted Theft 1. He […]

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