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Oklahoma Seniors Ask for Bill Allowing Electronic Monitors in Care Homes

Anyone who has ever had a relative move into assisted living or a nursing home knows the fear of having their loved one abused or neglected by the people paid to care for them. In Oklahoma, that may soon change, as a bill requested by the Silver Haired Legislature and supported by AARP Oklahoma, which […]

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Arizona Approves Tax Credits for Insurance

In an effort to present itself as more business-friendly, the Arizona House of Representatives recently gave final approval to a bill that would give $50 million in tax breaks over three years to insurance companies that invest in high-tech corporations in that state.

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Medical Mistakes Bill Passed by Oregon Senate

It’s no secret that medical malpractice suits are big money for attorneys, and an equally big risk for doctors and hospitals, but what about medical mistakes that are rooted in simple human error? What about those mistakes that could be used to teach doctors better medicine? Do those really require the same intensity of legal […]

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Nebraska Legislature to Consider 3 New Traffic Safety Measures

The state of Nebraska is currently considering several measures that are meant to improve traffic safety, in part, by making certain secondary offenses into primary ones. Specifically, the state legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunications Committee will hear three measures:

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Washington Insurance Site Improves Mobile Usability

It’s become the norm for insurance companies to offer consumers apps for their mobile phones, allowing them to file claims, check coverage, or even request roadside assistance all between games of “Words with Friends.” Less common is for state regulatory agencies to embrace the growing trend toward mobile-user friendliness, but with its recently re-launched website […]

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Liberty Mutual to Retire Regional Brands

Yesterday, in an announcement in the Insurance Journal, Liberty Mutual Insurance spokesperson Chris Goetchus shared his company’s plans to retire eight of its regional brand names, currently sold exclusively via independent agents. The brands affected, all commercial lines, are America First Insurance, Colorado Casualty, Golden Eagle Insurance, Indiana Insurance, Liberty Northwest, Montgomery Insurance, Ohio Casualty, […]

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Florida Investigates Use of Credit History to Deny Claims

Florida consumer advocate Robin Westcott has called for an investigation into the practice of insurers using homeowner’s previous credit history to retroactively cancel policies and deny claims, even when premiums have been paid on time for years. According to Westcott, some property insurers in her state are using old credit histories, which may include bankruptcies, […]

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Half of Arkansas Under Exceptional Drought

The various weather services which serve the United States all say that El Niño is coming within the next two months. For some people along the West Coast, that’s bad news, but for much of the South and Midwest, the increased chances of rain, and the cold, wet winter can’t get here soon enough. Arkansas […]

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Columbus, MS, improves Fire Department Rating

Reduced insurance rates for home and business owners could be the result of a new rating for the Columbus, MS Fire Department, which was recently moved to a rating of “four,” an improvement over the rating of “five” it has held for the last thirty years. Columbus joins several other Mississippi cities which are also […]

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