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 […]

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 […]

Fewer Small Employers Offering Health Coverage; Large Employers Holding Steady

Fewer Small Employers Offering Health Coverage; Large Employers Holding Steady

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) -According to an Employee Benefit Research Institute piece published last month, fewer small employers are offering health insurance to their employees, but the number of large employers are remaining steady. Employers with more than 1,000 employees and those with 100-999 employees have remained steady in offering health insurance. […]

Ford Escape improves in safety tests

Ford Escape improves in safety tests

(Arlington, VA – Insurance News and arkets) – The 2017 Ford Escape has been given an acceptable rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s challenging small overlap front test. Many attribute the changes to the structural changes introduced in the newest model. When the 2013 Escape was tested for small overlap protection, the structure […]