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Insurance is designed to protect the financial well-being of an individual, company or other entity in the case of unexpected loss. Some forms of insurance are required by law, while others are optional.

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Mar 25th

Collapse of Southport Lane’s Insurance Empire

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News from Insurance Journal: An insurance empire that included two insurance carriers, two offshore reinsurers, several buildings and other insurers’ investments was built by a private equity firm in part on questionable assets and is now being dismantled, according to the Wall Street Journal. And the collapse of the Southport Lane insurance empire is raising [...]

Mar 20th

Young Financier’s Insurance Empire Collapses

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News from Insurance Journal: Some people call it the “light bulb effect” — that point in a learning experience when a previously opaque concept suddenly seems crystal clear. For Christopher J. Boggs, that light bulb effect is the most gratifying aspect of his job as a teacher of insurance with Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance, [...]

Mar 17th

The kids aren’t all right: 3.3M may lose insurance

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News from CNBC: B Busco | Photographer’s Choice | Getty Images Even in less dramatic scenarios, anywhere from between 1.1 million to 2 million kids would become uninsured, depending on how issues related to Obamacare subsidies, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are decided by the Supreme Court and Congress. And in the least [...]

News from NPR: i Doug Quinn’s ranch house in Toms River, N.J., was heavily damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. His insurance company gave him half the value of his home and when he appealed, FEMA sided with the insurance company. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Hansi Lo Wang/NPR <……….. continues on NPR. [...]

News from More Good News on the Deficit, This Time Because of Private Insurance Health … – New York Times: Estimates for government health care spending keep coming down. A few months, ago, we wrote about how a slowing trend in Medicare spending had led federal budget forecasters to make drastic Continue Reading … Related [...]

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News from Insurance Journal: The federal crop insurance program would be extended to growers of specialty crops, fruits and vegetables as well as other farmers who have not had access to policies under new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These rules would require the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. (FCIC) to increase [...]

Mar 2nd

Health Insurance and Your Taxes: What to Know

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News from U.S. News & World Report: About 20 million Americans who were uninsured in 2014 will qualify for an exemption. Filing taxes is going to be different this year for many of us. For the first time, Americans are required to pay a tax penalty if they didn’t have health insurance. Well – some [...]

News from ThinkProgress: by Ian Millhiser Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm Updated: February 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm “Insurance Companies Preparing For Disaster If The Supreme Court Guts Obamacare“ CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak In an early warning of what will happen if the Supreme Court backs a legal attack on the Affordable Care [...]