insurance specialists

Sort By Latest

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Connecticut to Consider Covering PTSD Under Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Most of us are accustomed to hearing about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in connection with soldiers and sailors who have served in battle. We associate it with images of Viet Nam, and the various wars that have occurred – and are occurring – in the Persian Gulf region, and in places like Afghanistan. The reality […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

More Health Care Changes

It’s a new year, which means more of the elements of ObamaCare,also known as the Affordable Care Act, are going live. Want to know how your health insurance might change? This month’s video – our first of the year – explains it all:

Read more

Alabama Still Tallying Insurance Claims from April 2011 Tornado

The Birmingham News, reported recently that insurers have paid out at least $2.2 billion in claims from a tornado that struck last April 27th, and said there are still over 2,500 claims pending. Those numbers are from the Alabama Department of Insurance, and include amounts that state-regulated insurance companies have paid for damage to businesses, […]

Read more

Friday Filmstrip: French Health Care

As health care remains a hot-button issue in our government and with our current crop of political candidates, it’s interesting to look at health care around the world. Here’s a video – admittedly three years old – which looks at the French health care system, which is often considered the best in the world.

Read more

Allstate Launches Identity Theft Coverage in California

According to several sources, there are roughly nine million Americans who are victims of identity theft every year, resulting in millions of hours spent trying to resolve the issues associated with having your identity stolen. As a measure of protection, Allstate Insurance Company is offering its customers in California coverage to help mitigate the expense […]

Read more

California Assembly Approves Helmet Law…for Skiers.

The California Assembly has passed a bill requiring that snowboarders and skiers under the age of 18 would be required to wear helmets while playing on the slopes. It was approved by a party-line vote of 49-23. Not surprisingly, Republican legislators referred to the bill as the latest example of “nanny state” laws. Supporters of […]

Read more