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  • More than 200 insurance job openings available in Missouri

    10/06/2019 3:58:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Cision ^ | October 2, 2019
    Allstate is expanding and bringing more than 200 new job opportunities to Missouri. The company is hiring for positions in agencies and sales in the Show-Me State, including 20 Allstate agency owners. "We're growing and have an opportunity for entrepreneurs to become agency owners in a very reliable industry," said Travis Peterson, Strategic Deployment Leader. "Candidates don't need an insurance background. We're in search of individuals with a strong entrepreneurial drive and the passion to help households in the communities where they work and live. The ideal candidate wants to build a legacy they can pass down for generations." Allstate...
  • Census: Number of people without insurance jumped in 2018 for first time since 2009

    09/10/2019 8:12:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/19 | Jessie Hellmann
    The number of people without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2017 to a total of 27.5 million in 2018, according to census data release Tuesday. It’s the first time the census survey reported an increase in the number of people without insurance since 2009, before ObamaCare took effect and vastly expanded coverage. The total uninsured rate increased to 8.5 percent in 2018 from 7.9 percent in 2017. Census officials said the increase was mostly driven by a drop in the number of people, including kids, covered by public programs like Medicaid. The number of children without insurance also...
  • AARP’s Interests Diverge From Its Members’

    08/30/2019 11:41:17 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 61 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/29/19 | Gerard Gianoli
    AARP portrays itself as a classic membership organization, funded by dues in return for representation on a variety of issues. Yet its public financial statements reveal that the group receives the bulk of its revenue from health insurers. In 2017 the group received $627 million from UnitedHealth , the nation’s largest insurer, compared with $301 million in membership fees. The insurance company pays AARP a royalty for the right to brand its plans with AARP’s name and logo. Based on the AARP’s current financials as well as an admission in 2012 by a former director of its Public Policy Institute,...
  • Insurance Companies Are Paying Cops To Investigate Their Own Customers

    08/17/2019 2:42:13 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 53 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | August 15, 2019 | Kendall Taggart
    A cozy alliance between insurers and law enforcement has turned the justice system into the industry’s hired gun and left innocent customers facing prison.... These tactics can be applied with impunity, thanks to legislation in all 50 states restricting the ability of customers to sue insurers for wrongly accusing them of fraud
  • Should Taxpayers Subsidize More and More Destruction?

    08/17/2019 3:54:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2019 | Patrick Michaels
    Should taxpayers subsidize my new, gigantic beachfront house?  Few people realize this is going on, even though mostly everyone (excepting beach homeowners, real estate and rental agents, tourism promoters etc…) would agree that this is folly.Anyone trucking the family on serial pilgrimages to the Atlantic and the Gulf Coast can see that beach houses are getting bigger and bigger, especially after hurricanes strong enough to cause major (and sometimes complete) destruction.This was documented in the technical journal Nature Sustainability late last year—a mere two months after Category 4 Hurricane Michael (ultimately reclassified as a Cat 5) mowed down pretty much every...
  • Kamala Harris Releases ‘Medicare for All’ Plan That Allows for Limited Private Insurance

    07/29/2019 10:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/29/2019 | Jack Crowe
    Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) released a health-care proposal on Monday that preserves a limited, tightly regulated, private-insurance market, finally articulating her position on the role of the private market after struggling to do so throughout her early primary campaign. Harris’s plan, which comes days ahead of the second round of Democratic primary debates in Detroit, represents a more moderate approach than that championed by Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who has called for the total elimination of the private health-insurance market. Like Sanders, Harris would allow every American access to an expanded Medicare program, but she would also seek...
  • Baltimore drivers ranked worst in America by Allstate for second straight year

    07/27/2019 7:40:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2019
    Baltimore drivers are just the worst. Again. For the second straight year, Allstate ranked Baltimore drivers last out of those in the country’s 200 largest cities, adjusting for population density and precipitation. The city dropped into the bottom slot last year in the annual Best Driver’s Report — based on the average number of claims per driver and the company’s Drivewise app, which monitors driver behavior — after being ranked second-worst in 2017...
  • AOC doesn’t think anyone will be ‘heartbroken’ over losing private health insurance

    07/18/2019 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 6:22 pm on July 17, 2019 | Brett T.
    Joe Biden, who was vice president when President Obama reportedly fixed everything wrong with health insurance in America by signing Obamacare into law, just this week dusted off his old boss’s line at an AARP event, telling attendees, “If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it. If you like your private insurance, you can keep it.” That same line coming from Obama’s mouth was awarded “Lie of the Year” by PolitiFact, but what’s important is it pits Biden, the alleged moderate, against his socialist competitors who are demanding nothing less than Medicare for All...
  • Former DNC Chairman Calls For Clinton Contingency Plan

    09/12/2016 11:24:38 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    politico.com ^ | 09/12/16
    “Now is the time for all good political leaders to come to the aid of their party,” said Don Fowler, who helmed the DNC from 1995 to 1997, during Bill Clinton’s presidency, and has backed Hillary Clinton since her 2008 presidential bid. “I think the plan should be developed by 6 o’clock this afternoon.” ... Fowler noted that at one of his first-ever DNC meetings, in 1972, he supported a decision to nominate Sargent Shriver — a member of the Kennedy clan — to replace Thomas Eagleton as George McGovern’s vice presidential nominee, the only time either major party has...
  • FBI arrests former heads of Education and Health Insurance Administration in PR & DC

    07/10/2019 9:55:44 AM PDT · by bigbob · 15 replies
    Noticel ^ | 7-10-19 | Noticel
    After weeks of anticipation the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested former secretary of the Department of Education of Puerto Rico, Julie Keleher, and former director of Health Insurance Administration, Angela Avila. Other former contractors of the Puerto Rican Government under the Department of Education and Health Insurance Administration were also arrested. Among them, the director of the consulting firm BDO, Fernando Scherer, and BDO subcontractor Alberto Velazquez Pińol. Keleher and other former contractors for Education in Puerto Rico were arrested in Washington DC. Keleher and Avila had submitted their resignations from the Rossello Nevares Administration as recent as april...
  • Two-Thirds Of Dems Think They’d Be Able To Keep Their Current Insurance After Medicare For All

    06/18/2019 10:47:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2019 | AllahPundit
    You would think the term “Medicare For All” would be a clue, but no.Next time a progressive shows you a poll “proving” that Americans want single-payer, inform him or her that Americans quite literally don’t know what they’re talking about.Which is another way of saying that we may have to enact socialism in order to find out what’s in it:The same poll found that Americans do understand that taxes will go up after Medicare For All passes and that private insurance would no longer be the “primary” way Americans get coverage. But they seem to have convinced themselves that...
  • Ebola outbreak crosses border, risk of pandemic cat bond triggering rises

    06/14/2019 5:56:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Artemis ^ | 12th June 2019 - | Steve Evans
    The spread of the disease outbreak across borders is one of the necessary factors that could cause one tranche of the World Bank’s IBRD CAR 111-112 catastrophe bond that backs the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) to default and payout some of its principal. The so-called Insurance Window of the PEF, which consists of $105 million of pandemic risk linked swaps and the $320 million of pandemic catastrophe bonds, which provide the necessary reinsurance capital to back the facility, has so far not been triggered by the Congo Ebola disease outbreak as it has remained contained within the single country....
  • Oh-oh! Oberlin College’s insurance . . . doesn’t cover the huge verdict against it

    06/08/2019 5:04:14 PM PDT · by libstripper · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 8, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Full title of article: "Oh-oh! Oberlin College’s insurance company says their policy doesn’t cover the huge verdict against it" Excerpt: The insurer that covers Oberlin College for liability, Lexington Insurance Company, filed documents with court last month indicating that its umbrella liability policy would not cover costs of any judgment for the plaintiffs. That means that if, after the appeals process has run its course, the plaintiffs move to collect the $11 million a jury just awarded them (plus whatever punitive damages – up to $22 more – are awarded next week), Lexington likely won’t pay and Oberlin would have...
  • Family swamped by avalanche of bills after son’s death: despite having insurance

    06/04/2019 6:36:48 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tue 4 Jun 2019 02.00 EDT | Jessica Glenza
    After their seven-month-old son James died in hospice nearly three years ago, the Cavatores face hundreds of thousands in medical bills – despite having insurance
  • 15 SoCal Chiropractors Busted In $6M Insurance Fraud Scheme Lead By Studio City Colleague

    05/03/2019 1:04:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 05/03/2019
    Fifteen Southern California chiropractors have been arrested in a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud scheme which was run by their Studio City colleague, the L.A. County district attorney’s office announced Friday. Most of the chiropractors were arrested in a sweep Thursday. Yury Chernega, 47, of Studio City, was the ringleader of the scheme in which he referred new patients to fellow colleagues, who in turn filed fake automobile collision medical claims on behalf of those patients, the DA’s office said. Between 2015 and 2018, Chernega then received $6 million in illegal kickback fees for the referrals, prosecutors said. Meanwhile, the 15 chiropractors...
  • Business Ohio insurers deny 20% of Obamacare claims

    04/15/2019 5:55:35 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 20 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 4/14/19 | Ginger Christ
    As many as one out of five in-network claims made for Ohio patients with Obamacare are denied, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.Obamacare marketplace plans are typically purchased by those who are not insured through work, Medicaid or MedicareInsurers nationwide denied about 19% of all Obamacare claims, just below Ohio’s average, according to the Kaiser study, which analyzed data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Obamacare providers in 2017. Denial rates across the country ranged from a high of 41% in Kentucky to a low of under 8% in Oregon.In Ohio, denial rates peaked at...
  • US Workers Are Highly Taxed If You Count Premiums

    04/11/2019 5:59:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Peoples Policy Project ^ | 8apr19 | Matt Bruenig
    Comparing labor tax rates across countries is a tricky endeavor. Some countries rely mostly on income and payroll taxes charged to workers, others on payroll taxes charged to employers, and still others on compelling workers and employers to pay private parties who provide pension and health insurance products. To get an apples-to-apples comparison, you have to normalize all of these various schemes into a single labor tax concept that actually reflects just how much labor compensation is being put towards compulsory payments of one sort or another.The OECD produces a number of Taxing Wages publications each year that permit this...
  • U.S. hit with two billion-dollar disasters so far in 2019, Nation has its coldest 1st 1/4 in 5 yrs

    04/10/2019 7:31:31 PM PDT · by Norski · 27 replies
    NOAA ^ | April 9, 2019 | Staff
    The so-called bomb cyclone that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding to the Midwest in March landed with a resounding meteorological “ka-boom!” and became one of two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters this year. The other was a severe storm that struck the Northeast, Southeast and Ohio Valley in late February. And it’s only April. Here's a closer look at highlights from NOAA's latest U.S. climate report: Climate by the numbers March 2019 The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during March was 40.68 degrees F (0.82 of a degree below average), ranking in the middle third of...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Voted Against Bill to Let Insurance Companies Deny Payouts to Terrorists’ Relatives

    03/20/2019 6:39:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/20/19 | Melanie Artur
    While serving in the Minnesota Legislature in 2017, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was one of two state legislators who voted against a bill that would allow insurance companies to block payouts to the relatives of terrorists. The bill, H.F. 1397, placed limitations on “payments to beneficiaries of persons furthering terrorism.” The bill was introduced in response to the 2015 San Bernardino shooting massacre, in which 14 people were shot and killed. The perpetrators – Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik – took out two life insurance policies totaling $275,000. The federal government intervened and sued to seize the...
  • Texas Law Used to Hasten Patients’ Death

    03/19/2019 3:44:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/18/19 | Christine Niles
    A contentious battle over a law that gives hospitals the power of life or death over patients A contentious battle is taking place at this courthouse in downtown Houston, Texas over a law that gives hospitals virtually unlimited power to decide the fate of patients. Oral arguments took place centering on the question whether the law, called the Texas Advance Directives Act — or TADA for short — violates patients' constitutional rights by depriving them of due process. Texas Right to Life has led the vanguard in opposing this law. Incredibly enough, their main opposition is none other than the Texas Catholic bishops, who argue the...