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Stories with subject: Personal insurance
  • Rideshare drivers in Ohio urged to check insurance 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:15 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications.

  • Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:47 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations urged Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact.

  • 8 Florida patients arrested in Medicare scam 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:05 am
  • MIAMI - Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • NY lawmakers question auto insurance rate factors 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:28 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Auto insurers use many factors, including a motorist's education and occupation, to accurately gauge their risk, industry representatives told state lawmakers Thursday, a week after a consumer advocacy group called the practice unfair.

  • Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:42 pm
  • WASHINGTON - How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?

  • Medical Assn won't stop Medicare doc data release 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The nation's largest doctors' group said Monday it won't try to block Medicare's release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government's recent decision to open up the massive data trove.

  • Rural hospitals align with larger ones to survive 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:04 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Rural hospitals are facing a financial crisis that threatens many Mississippians' access to doctors, said Dr. Luke Lampton, chairman of the state Board of Health.

  • Grants awarded in NJ community to elevate homes 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:37 pm
  • BRIGANTINE, New Jersey - A low-lying barrier island community north of Atlantic City is the first to be awarded state aid since Superstorm Sandy to help residents elevate their homes.

  • Report: Auto insurers using unfair rating factors 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:04 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - New York's largest auto insurers factor in a motorist's education level and occupation when calculating policy rates, charging blue-collar workers more than college-educated professionals, a consumer watchdog group reported Thursday.

  • Mudslide homeowners still on hook for mortgages 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:50 pm
  • SEATTLE - Property owners who lost their houses in the Oso mudslide probably still owe payments on their home loans.

  • GOP Senate candidates debate port, flood insurance 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 9:22 pm
  • SAVANNAH, Georgia - Republican candidates for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat debated Saturday whether Congress has pushed hard enough for deepening the Savannah harbor and whether the federal government should keep giving homeowners a break on flood insurance.

  • Fla. Legislature may reject consumer protections 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:09 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's chief financial officer went to the Legislature this spring with a simple request: grant additional protections to customers dealing with property insurance companies.

  • Suit filed against Tulsa hotel for discrimination 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:34 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against a hotel alleging it discriminated against a veteran with a service animal.

  • Gay couples find uneven access to health insurance 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:01 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama's landmark health law.

  • How Washington mudslide victims are getting help 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:58 am
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected have already begun.

  • NH forum addresses small business health plans 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:09 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is hosting a small business roundtable to help company owners understand the federal health care overhaul law.

  • No easy fix on flood insurance, but options exist 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 4:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - There's no easy fix for the National Flood Insurance Program, now drowning in a $24 billion sea of red ink.

  • Higher flood insurance costs coming to Nevada 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:57 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - Washoe County emergency manager Aaron Kenneston has known since Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast that Nevada homeowners and businesses eventually would face higher premiums for federal flood insurance.

  • Impact of flood insurance hikes on Utah unclear 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 2:01 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The cost of national flood insurance is set to jump for hundreds of policyholders throughout Utah, but it's unclear how much the spikes will affect whole neighborhoods or communities.

  • Bosque Farms frustrated by flood insurance hikes 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 12:32 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In the small village of Bosque Farms that borders the nearly dry Rio Grande south of Albuquerque, home and business owners have shelled out more than $600,000 a year for federally subsidized flood insurance to cover claims that have totaled only $2,192 during the decades-old life of the program.

  • 7,780 flood insurance policies face hike in Tenn. 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 12:08 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - For many Tennessee property owners in flood-prone areas, a move by Congress to soften steep increases to subsidized insurance policies may come as little comfort.

  • Three Forks turns to private flood insurance 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:50 am
  • THREE FORKS, Montana - More than 1,800 Montana residents and businesses now receiving discounted flood insurance will start to see their premiums rise as Congress looks to get the federal program out of a $24 billion hole.

  • Hawaii residents face flood insurance increases 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:37 am
  • HONOLULU - Nearly 14,000 federally subsidized flood insurance policies in Hawaii will start to see premium increases as Congress looks to get a federal program out of a $24 billion hole.

  • Washington state flood insurance premiums to rise 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:30 am
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - When Joley Spears bought her three-bedroom Aberdeen home just a few blocks from the Chehalis River last year, she was relieved to find something in her price range that was recently remodeled and had a fenced backyard for the kids.