The Ohio Department of Insurance urges parents to assess insurance coverage before college starts

The Ohio Department of Insurance urges parents to assess insurance coverage before college starts

(Columbus, OH – Insurance News and Markets) – With students of all ages headed back to the classroom, parents of college students in particular have one more thing to do: Assess insurance policies to ensure that a college-age student has adequate coverage. “It’s important for parents to talk with their insurance agent about options available […]

Jamestown, NC resident arrested for false insurance applications

Jamestown, NC resident arrested for false insurance applications

(Raleigh, NC – Insurance News and Markets) – On Sept. 1, William Edward Leiss was arrested and charged with 12 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense. According to Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, Leiss, 41, of Jamestown, received $13,175.82 from Americo Insurance by presenting […]

Legislators should fund driver’s education, says NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin

Legislators should fund driver’s education, says NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin

(Raleigh, NC – Insurance News and Markets) – As the North Carolina legislators negotiate a state budget, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is urging the Senate and House of Representatives to keep funding for driver education in the budget. “North Carolina currently has some of the lowest car insurance costs in the country,” Goodwin said. “In […]

Georgia Insurance Safety and Fire Commissioner recommends changing smoke alarm batteries for Daylight Saving Time

Georgia Insurance Safety and Fire Commissioner recommends changing smoke alarm batteries for Daylight Saving Time

(Atlanta, GA – Insurance News and Markets) – The clocks have moved forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time and Georgia residents should take this opportunity to ensure that their smoke alarms are in proper working order. “Every year in Georgia there are fire fatalities in homes that didn’t have smoke alarms, or where the […]

Five Indicted in Cincinnati-area Fraudulent Insurance Claim Ring

Five Indicted in Cincinnati-area Fraudulent Insurance Claim Ring

(Columbus, OH – Insurance News and Markets) – An investigation into alleged insurance fraud by the Ohio Department of Insurance led to the indictment of five Cincinnati-area residents A Hamilton County Grand Jury charged Deandra Chambers, Domynic Elahee, Trenton Evans, Jaynell Todd, and Shawniece Reed on Jan. 30. Chambers was also charged with forgery and […]

Anthem, Inc. offers Identity theft Protection and Credit Monitoring to those affected in Data Breach

Anthem, Inc. offers Identity theft Protection and Credit Monitoring to those affected in Data Breach

(Atlanta, GA – Insurance News and Markets) – A recent data breach and cyber attack involving the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, Inc., may have affected more than 3.7 million Georgia residents. Anthem announced that the computer network had been attacked and the individuals responsible had accessed personal and private information of […]

Florida Drivers May See Decrease in Personal Injury Premiums

Florida Drivers May See Decrease in Personal Injury Premiums

(Tallahassee, FL – Insurance News and Markets) – A preliminary analysis of rates submitted by the top 20 auto insurance companies, accounting for more than 75 percent of the Florida market, has shown that personal injury protection (PIP) insurance may decline as much of 13.2 percent, bringing a three to four percent reduction for individual […]

Here’s How to Handle Insurance Non-Renewal Notices

Here’s How to Handle Insurance Non-Renewal Notices

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – Californians in or near high-risk fire areas may have received non-renewal notices of their homeowners insurance recently. There is no law to prohibit this practice, but consumers do have certain rights in this situation. Consumers must receive the notice of non-renewal at last 45 days before the […]

USAA Shows Industry Best Practices

USAA Shows Industry Best Practices

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – USAA Insurance has properly used the Death Master File (DMF) for more than 10 years, according to a recent multistate market conduct examination, according to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones leads a national investigation of failures to use the DMF to pay benefits across the nation. This […]