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Stories with subject: Personal insurance
  • Rate increases approved for individual health care market 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:20 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's Division of Insurance has approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.

  • Washington health insurance rates to go up 4.2 percent 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:46 pm

    SEATTLE - People who buy their health insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder exchange can expect an average 4.2 percent increase in their rates in 2016.

  • Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.

  • On Mississippi's shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:16 am

    LONG BEACH, Mississippi - Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.

  • Illinois to award $5M for health insurance outreach 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 4:07 am

    CHICAGO - Illinois plans to award $5 million in federal grant money to community groups for consumer outreach during the third annual health insurance enrollment period. Far fewer positions will be funded than before.

  • State health plan rates rising for individuals, small groups 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 4:19 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - State insurance regulators say Michigan residents and small businesses will see smaller health insurance cost increases next year.

  • Graduate student employees lose health insurance subsidy 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:26 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri said it's eliminating subsidies that help pay health insurance costs for graduate students employed by the school.

  • City of Sioux Falls gets improved fire protection grade 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 12:26 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Homeowners in South Dakota's largest city might soon get a break on their insurance bills.

  • Blue Cross raises rate hike sought on Affordable Care plans 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 6:12 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's largest health insurer says higher-than-anticipated costs after two years of selling federally subsidized coverage has forced it to seek premium increases even greater than it thought would be necessary two months ago.

  • Correction: Newtown Shooting-Lawsuits story 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 4:22 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - In a story Aug. 3 about lawsuits against the estate of the mother of the man who killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, The Associated Press erroneously described the plaintiffs involved in proposed settlements. The plaintiffs include relatives of 16 people who died in the shooting, not relatives of 14 people who died and two teachers who were injured.

  • Little-claimed Citizens insurance rebate lowered 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:46 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Everyone in Louisiana who buys property insurance will lose 28 percent of a tax credit they can get for covering the debt of the state's property insurer of last resort.

  • Arizona border hospital closes after Medicare payments stop 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:28 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Residents of two rural communities in the Southwest face limited options to obtain convenient medical care after services were completely or partially shuttered.