Keep these tips in mind to stay warm and safe this winter

Keep these tips in mind to stay warm and safe this winter

(Atlanta, GA – Insurance News and Markets) – Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, has a few tips for Georgia residents to get through the winter safely. Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires in Georgia. Portable space heaters, open fireplaces, and wood stoves are some of the leading […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Enhanced Protections for Air Travelers, Actions to Promote Airline Competition

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Enhanced Protections for Air Travelers, Actions to Promote Airline Competition

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – In October, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is taking action to enhance protections for air travelers and encourage competition in the airline industry. “Airline passengers deserve to have access to clear and complete information about the airlines they choose […]

Ohio Department of Insurance warns of check scam

Ohio Department of Insurance warns of check scam

(Columbus, OH – Insurance News and Markets) – Ohio Lieutenant Gov. Mary Taylor has issued a warning for Ohio residents regarding an  international mail fraud “fake check” scam that has resurfaced in the state. Criminals are mailing letters with counterfeit checks instructing recipients to deposit the check and return the amount as a processing fee […]

Wisconsin hosts town hall meetings about ACA Auto Re-Enrollment

Wisconsin hosts town hall meetings about ACA Auto Re-Enrollment

(Madison, WI – Insurance News and Markets) The Wisconsin Office of the Commisioner of Insurance is holding town hall meetings across the state to provide residents with information about the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act and “auto re-enrollment.” “Wisconsin is anticipating 37,160 residents to lose individual health insurance coverage in 2017 due […]

Texas Division of Insurance promotes 2 Steps to resolve worker’s comp disputes

Texas Division of Insurance promotes 2 Steps to resolve worker’s comp disputes

(Austin, TX – Insurance News and Markets) – A pilot program has launched through the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation that is designed to simplify and speed up the resolution of some workers’ compensation disputes. The program started last year and splits related claim issues. This allows a hearing officer to decide the most far-reaching […]

Governor releases guidance to ensure health insurers provide coverage for substance abuse treatment

Governor releases guidance to ensure health insurers provide coverage for substance abuse treatment

(New York, NY – Insurance News and Markets) – Insurance providers in New York State must comply with legislation that requires insurers provide coverage for needed substance abuse treatment, as decreed this year in a law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In mid-October, he released guidance from the Department of Financial Services that clarifies insurance […]

Karen Wedlin Stewart approves workers’ compensation amended rate filing for 2017

Karen Wedlin Stewart approves workers’ compensation amended rate filing for 2017

(Dover, DE – Insurance News and Markets) – On Oct. 12, Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart approved the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau (DCRB) workers’ compensation amended rate filing, which recommends no changes in the overall levels of residual market rates and voluntary market loss costs for 2017. “I hope this is the beginning of a […]

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 […]