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  • This week's top insurance jobs

    10/18/2018 10:27:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Insurance Business ^ | October 15, 2017 | Lyle Adriano
    Each week, Insurance Business America shares top job opportunities from across America. For this week: Insurance Sales Intern, Country Financial Country Financial is looking for interns interested in “ongoing professional growth and learning.” The internship has the potential to last a full year, with a possible job offer at the end. Interns with the company will learn alongside Country Financial’s representatives on what it means to be an insurance agent. The insurer is looking for interns for its nine locations throughout America; follow the links to apply for the position in Hillsboro, OR, Carol Stream, IL, Columbia, MO, Corvallis, OR,...
  • Xerox cancels benefits

    10/10/2018 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Deo et patriae · 72 replies
    I received letter from Xerox yesterday (10/09/2018) informing me they are canceling my retirement benefits (and not just me but many other retirees too) which are; Medical, Dental, Prescription Drugs, and my Life Insurance. I worked for Xerox 31 years with the goal in mind that I would have these benefits after I retired. I did, but now, when I need them the most they take them away from me. I was a Senior Engineering Technician in Corporate Research & Technology, in Webster, NY. Let this be a WARNING to people who are considering employment there.
  • A Short History of American Medical Insurance

    10/06/2018 8:33:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies
    Imprimis ^ | September 2018 | JohnSteele Gordon
    Whenever one segment of an economy exhibits, year after year, inflation above the general rate, and when there is no constraint on supply, then either a cartel is in operation or there is a lack of price transparency—or both, as is the case with American medical care. So it is clear that there is something terribly wrong with how health care is financed in our country. And a consensus on how to fix the problem—how to provide Americans the best medicine money can buy for the least amount of money that will buy it—has proved elusive. But the history of...
  • State Farm to shutter Tampa operations center, slash dozens of jobs

    10/04/2018 6:45:56 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Business Journal ^ | October 1, 2018 | Ashley Gurbal Kritzer
    State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. plans to permanently close its Tampa operations center, cutting 59 jobs in the process. The insurer notified the state Department of Economic Opportunity on Sept. 27 of its plans. It will close the Tampa center and a portion of its Jacksonville operations center, according to the letter to the DEO. The Jacksonville closure will affect 100 jobs. The Tampa jobs affected include auto claims representatives, claim processors, claim service assistants and more.
  • Monica McLean: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [Left FBI immediately after election in 2016?]

    10/02/2018 10:20:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 69 replies
    Later on Tuesday, Fox News obtained the testimony that Ford’s ex-boyfriend gave to the Senate. His statement said that Ford had used her experience in psychology to coach her “life-long best friend,” a woman named Monica McLean, on how to take a polygraph exam. Here’s what you need to know about Monica McLean: 1. She Went to Holton Arms, the Same High School as Ford [...] McLean Worked for the Department of Justice for 24 Years, Leaving Just Before Trump Took Office McLean spent 24 years working for the Department of Justice. It’s not clear what, precisely, her job was....
  • Major life insurer says it will require customers to wear health trackers

    09/20/2018 12:34:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 20, 2018 | by Reuters
    John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday. The move by the 156-year-old insurer, owned by Canada's Manulife Financial Corp, marks a major shift for the company, which unveiled its first interactive life insurance policy in 2015. It is now applying the model across all of its life coverage. Interactive life insurance, pioneered by John Hancock's partner the Vitality Group, is already well-established in South Africa and Britain...
  • Insurance giant adding more than 600 jobs in Forsyth County ($55,553 year minimum in North Carolina)

    09/08/2018 8:55:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | September 6, 2018 | Zachery Eanes
    RALEIGH — A Winston-Salem insurance company is planning an expansion that will bring 626 jobs to the city. National General Management Corp. will receive a $5.6 million job development grant from the state if it meets hiring goals, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. That grant not only brings more than 600 jobs to Winston-Salem, but it also keeps the company’s operations there, as National General was contemplating moving all of its jobs out of the state. The company currently has 1,245 employees based in Forsyth County. The N.C. Economic Investment Committee approved the state grant at a special...
  • Humana hiring, seeks to fill 40 positions for De Pere call center (Wisconsin)

    09/05/2018 12:15:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | September 5, 2018 | Nathan Phelps
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  • Florida Blue looking to hire temporary workers at $15/hour or more (50 jobs in sales)

    08/28/2018 4:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WFOX-TV ^ | August 25, 2018
    Florida Blue will have two job fairs at Doubletree Hilton Hotel's airport location next week to hire 50 temporary employees. These people will work at their Riverside location, and parking will be free. Recruiters will conduct interviews at job fairs next week and make hiring decisions within a couple days. Florida Blue says they will provide $15 an hour, paid training and bonuses and employees will be able to keep the license earned to use for other job opportunities. There is no sales experience necessary, just computer skills and a focus on the customer. Florida Blue says they will pay...
  • The NRA, America's most powerful lobby, claims it's in financial crisis. What?

    08/25/2018 6:26:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 39 replies ^ | August 3, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    The National Rifle Association (NRA), the premier pro-gun lobby in the United States and arguably one of the country’s most powerful interest groups on any policy topic, says that efforts to fight it by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) could make it “unable to exist as a not-for-profit or pursue its advocacy mission.” In the July 20 amended complaint, first reported by the New York Law Journal’s Dan M. Clark and embedded at the bottom of this article, the NRA accuses Cuomo, as well as New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Maria Vullo, of issuing a...
  • Alberta man legally changes sex for cheaper car insurance

    07/26/2018 9:26:41 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 26 replies ^ | 26 Jul 18 | Tristin Hopper
    'I am now a woman … I now pay $1100 less for auto-insurance. I won. The end,' wrote the unidentified man in a Reddit post An Alberta man has legally changed his gender purely to benefit from the lower car insurance rates offered to women. “I didn’t feel like getting screwed over any more,” the man, identified only as “David,” told CBC this week. For more than three years, Alberta has been among several provinces in which residents can legally change the sex on their birth certificates without providing evidence of genital surgery.
  • Austin firefighters respond to blazes caused by spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips

    07/25/2018 8:37:07 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    It happened July 12 at 6110 Trade Center Drive. AFD says the factory was trying out a new blend of chips that "didn't work out so well." That fire was contained to the exterior of the building, and ignited several other boxes of food waste. Then, three days later, additional boxes of the same tortilla chips spontaneously ignited again. Firefighters contained that fire and drowned all of the other boxes that had yet to catch fire.
  • Insurers Fall Short In Catching And Reporting Medicaid Fraud

    07/14/2018 4:17:43 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 4 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 7-12-2018 | Chad Terhune
    Despite receiving billions of dollars in taxpayer money, Medicaid insurers are lax in ferreting out fraud and neglect to tell states about unscrupulous medical providers, according to a federal report released Thursday. The U.S. Health and Human Services’ inspector general’s office said a third of the health plans it examined had referred fewer than 10 cases each of suspected fraud or abuse to state Medicaid officials in 2015 for further investigation. Two insurers in the program, which serves low-income Americans, didn’t identify a single case all year, the report found. Some health plans terminated providers from their networks for fraud...
  • Austin firm The Zebra - the ‘Kayak for car insurance’ doubling staff size, moving HQ to E Austin

    07/13/2018 12:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 10, 2018 | Omar L. Gallaga
    The Zebra, an Austin company that last year raised $40 million and has been backed by Texas billionaire Mark Cuban, has big plans for 2019. The Zebra says it expects to double its workforce from about 100 employees to 200 by the end of 2019. And next summer, it expects to move into a new 40,000-square-foot set of offices in a newly constructed five-story building at 1801 E. Sixth Street. This company’s growth has come under the leadership of Keith Melnick, who was named CEO of The Zebra last year. Melnick -- one of the founders of the popular travel-reservation...
  • MetLife intends hiring more than 150 for future Omaha office (Nebraska)

    07/12/2018 11:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KIOS-FM ^ | July 11, 2018 | The Associated Press
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Insurer MetLife says it intends to hire more than 150 people for its future Omaha customer service center. The Omaha World-Herald reports that New York-based MetLife said Tuesday that it expects the center to open in downtown Omaha by the end of the year. The global financial services company provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. A unit of MetLife earlier this year said it would move its legal domicile to Nebraska. Insurance experts say companies can save money in Nebraska because of the state's relatively low tax rate on insurance premiums....
  • CDC to research coverage gaps for gay people of color

    06/29/2018 7:13:32 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 23 replies
    Modern Healthcae ^ | 6/28/18 | Virgil Dickson
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to research whether gay and transgender people of color could receive better access to care and experience reduced HIV infection rates if they discuss insurance coverage with their providers earlier. The agency is seeking approval from the White House's Office of Management and Budget to launch the study in Chicago, focusing on black and Hispanic males who have sex with men and transgender persons. The CDC will work with community partners to help people connect to coverage. Gay men accounted for 81% of new HIV infections among males and 65% of all...
  • New Lake Mary call center to create 260 high-wage jobs (Florida)

    06/27/2018 1:46:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Orlando Business Journal ^ | June 27, 2018 | Susan Lundine
    A national leader in health insurance plans to create 125 Central Florida jobs immediately and more than 260 over the next 12 months As Florida’s senior population continues to grow, Connecticut-based Medicare sales and marketing firm HealthPlan One, known as HPOne, will open a new call center in Lake Mary this summer, its third location in Florida. The other two are in Tampa and St. Petersburg, where the company has more than 350 workers combined. The firm also has two Arizona locations. Over the next three months, the company plans to hire 125 positions as it ramps up the new...
  • Looking for Health Insurance in NYS, Keep Getting Pointed to "The Marketplace"

    06/27/2018 10:13:34 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 29 replies
    6/27/18 | No one Special
    Hi All. Here's the situation. Hubs and I live in NY. I am not working, and he was part of a mass lay off 3 weeks ago. We need health insurance. COBRA will cost $1100+ per month and that is not doable. We looked into the much-fabled Medishare. To be a member you must profess faith and give them the name of your church. We have faith but no church. Some off-shoot, Aliera (?), isn't as strict, but kinda shady. Any other insurance company points to the Marketplace, where we will not go because, without income we'll be shoved onto...
  • Michael Caputo Discusses FBI Set-up and Perjury Trap (Radio Interview)

    06/18/2018 4:52:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    WBEN Talk Radio ^ | 06 18 2018 | yesthatjallen
    Michael Caputo: INVESTIGATING THE DEMOCRAT DECEPTION In late May 2016, a man calling himself Henry Greenberg contacted Trump advisors Michael Caputo and Roger Stone offering negative information on Hillary Clinton. Both Stone and Caputo refused Greenberg’s offer, but in his May 2, 2018 interview with the Office of Special Counsel, Caputo noted the Mueller team knew far more than he did about the Greenberg approach. This set off alarms. Following his OSC interview, Michael Caputo deployed the financial resources of the Michael Caputo Legal Fund to investigate Henry Greenberg in the United States and Russia. The results of this investigation...
  • Insurance hiring booms despite talent shortage

    06/03/2018 1:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Insurance Business Magazine ^ | May 10, 2018 | Lyle Adriano
    A new survey has revealed that while the insurance industry has posted record hiring numbers, insurers appear to have difficulty securing new talent.’s “2018 Insurance Industry Employment and Hiring Outlook Survey” noted that the issue is far more complicated than it seems. “Insurance employers were very clear this year. They are having a difficult time finding experienced talent not only to keep up with new job requisitions but to replace retirees and short-term millennial workers who are only staying 12-18 months,” said president and co-founder Scott Kotroba. Kotroba added that with the record employment numbers and a huge...