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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.

News from Chicago Tribune:
Keith Kelly knew buying health insurance would be complicated. So the 55-year-old Naperville man skipped the federal enrollment website and asked for help from someone he knew: an insurance salesman.
Kelly told insurance agent Robert Slayton about his underactive thyroid, his need for a chiropractor and other [...] Continue Reading…

News from SFGate:

Victoria Collive, San Francisco Chronicle
By Victoria Colliver
Updated 7:43 pm, Monday, January 12, 2015

State regulators on Monday ordered Mercury Insurance to pay a nearly $ 27.6 million fine for improperly collecting unapproved broker fees from its auto customers.
The fine, issued by the Department of Insurance, was the culmination [...] Continue Reading…

Jan 8th

Harvard’s health insurance costs: Doing the math

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News from CNBC:
If Harvard employees don’t seek medical care beyond preventative services such as screenings or immunizations, which are covered at no out-of-pocket cost, they would end up with more money in their pockets this year than they would have last year, before the new charges went into effect.
Such [...] Continue Reading…

News from Los Angeles Times:
As thousands of immigrants who are in the country illegally queued up Friday to apply for a California driver’s license, supporters of the controversial new law that made the licenses possible predicted a flood of new motorists in the automobile insurance market.
The state Department of [...] Continue Reading…

News from Daily Beast:The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake. – The Daily Beast
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News from CBS Local:
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For dozens of seniors, it wasn’t the gift they wanted this Christmas.
After years of having life insurance through their former employer, a letter arrived canceling their policy. Now they’re scrambling to find replacement insurance with just one week until their old plan runs [...] Continue Reading…

News from WTNH:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– If you’re looking to have health insurance coverage on the first of the year, today is your deadline to enroll with Access Health CT.
That penalty affects anybody not enrolled by February 15th but today is the deadline if you want your health insurance [...] Continue Reading…

Dec 14th

Man found innocent of insurance fraud

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News from Reading Eagle:
Saturday December 13, 2014 12:01 AM
Reading Eagle  

A Berks County judge found a man not guilty Friday of conspiring with the mother of his child to use a friend’s name and insurance information during the pregnancy.
Genesis Grayson, 33, address unknown, appeared before Judge Scott D. Keller [...] Continue Reading…

News from Mother Jones:
Logo: AIG; cash: Shutterstock. Photoillustration by Alex Park.
You can add insurance industry subsidies to the list of giveaways being shoved into the massive, last-minute government spending bill Congress is trying to vote on to avert a government shutdown. (Update: The bill passed the House.) A seven-year [...] Continue Reading…

Dec 9th

This Insurance Company Pays People to Stay Fit

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News from Wired:

Oscar will offer Misfit bands to members for free. Oscar Insurance

Oscar Insurance bills itself as a “new kind of health insurance company,” one that uses a combination of technology and transparency to bring the stodgy insurance industry out of the Dark Ages. And now, it’s giving [...] Continue Reading…