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Storm Surge Data Improves Risk Profiles in Flood Areas

The potential destructive capacity of hurricane storm surge, the subject of a study by First American Spatial Solutions, should lead to better risk profiles in flood prone areas.

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Ohio Selects Non-Profit Medical Mutual to Admin High Risk Fund

The Ohio Department of Insurance has announced that the state's high risk insurance pool, created by federal health care reform, will be run by a non-profit organization, Medical Mutual.

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Texas Insurance Company Ordered to Halt Operations in Florida

Lacking either a license or a certificate of authority, Infinity Surety of Saginaw, Texas has been ordered to halt all business operations in the state of Florida.

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Health Care Costs for Employers Still Rising Slowly

Companies are placing new emphasis on wellness programs and pushing some health care costs back to workers in anticipation of a 9 percent increases in health care costs for employers in 2011.

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Early Spring Weather and Summer Predictions Point to High Insurance Claims for 2010

The spring and summer of 2010 may set records for vehicle and homeowners insurance claims due to severe weather, with claims in Colorado and Oklahoma already exceeding $1.5 billion.

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Sibelius Urges Employers to Immediately Extend Coverage

Fearing that more Americans will lose health coverage before the new laws take effect in 2014, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius urges employers to act now.

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Effort to Gain Federal Wind Coverage Questionable

Efforts to add wind coverage to the National Flood Insurance Program will most likely fail in the face of multiple opposition including the Obama White House.

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Storms in 2008 Drive Rates up in Ohio

Homeowners insurance rates jumped 10 percent in Ohio for 2009 after catastrophic storm damage in 2008 including the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

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Michigan Insurers Can Use Credit Reports

Insurance companies in Michigan can now legally use a customer's credit rating as a basis for determining their premiums after a ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court on July 8, 2010.

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