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 […]

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 […]

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. Cuomo announces initiatives to fight addiction statewide

Gov. Cuomo announces initiatives to fight addiction statewide

(New York, NY – Insurance News and Markets) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the initiatives to help New York residents with substance abuse issues in Long Island and New York City’s underserved communities. New regulations limit barriers to insurance coverage for addiction treatment and patient brokering. Cuomo made these announcements on Sept. 6, at […]

Missouri releases 2018 health insurance rates

Missouri releases 2018 health insurance rates

(Jefferson City, MO – Insurance News and Markets) – Missouri residents can now get a glimpse at the 2018 health insurance rates in the state. State Insurance Director Chlora Lindley-Myers announced the frel9ease of these rates, the first under the health insurance  rate review p0assed in 2016, on Sept. 1   “While our review process is […]

Realtors alarmed at upcoming expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program

Realtors alarmed at upcoming expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program

(Washington, WA – Insurance News and Markets) – In July, the National Association of Realtors reached an agreement with the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on key legislation to reauthorize and reform the NFIP with modifications to retain grandfathering and reduce rate increases. NAR President William E. Brown, founder of Investment Properties, issued a statement […]

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 […]

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 […]

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