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Aviva plc said it completed the sale of its 40% stake in Turkish life insurance and pensions joint venture AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat AS to Ageas Insurance International NV. Aviva received £122 …
As the pandemic continues to crumple the U.S. economy, the insurance industry lost 7,000 jobs in April with businesses struggling to reverse the COVID-19 impact and engage in a long anticipated …
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has ended a rule limiting competition among its member insurers, a step required under an antitrust settlement the companies reached last year with …
A federal judge in Texas has turned down an attempt to stop a lawsuit filed by a chain of movie theaters claiming a subsidiary of FM Global should have covered up to $500 million in losses caused by …
Athene Holding Ltd’s pending merger with Apollo Global Management will create “one large-scale financial juggernaut” for profitable growth, said its chief executive officer. The transaction will …
(Corrects order of Guang Yang’s name and removes “mutual aid” from second paragraph) Chinese insurtech Waterdrop Inc. launched an initial public offering on May 7, which its co-founder and insurance …
AM Best has commented that the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good), the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb+” and the Mexico National Scale Rating of “aa+.MX” of Grupo …
RSA Insurance Group plc said its group business operating profit nearly doubled in the first quarter as the group posted its final trading update ahead of the expected June 21 closing of its …
AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of Reunion Re Compañia de Reaseguros S.A. (Reunion Re) (Argentina). The outlooks of …
Cigna Corp. anticipates COVID-19-related headwinds will shrink later this year as the country begins to emerge from the pandemic, sparking a somewhat return to normal with consumers once again …
Real Clear Markets
Neil Irwin, New York Times April's anemic job creation was so out of line with what other indicators have suggested that it will take some time to unravel the mystery.
Eric Boehm, Reason Trump imposed huge tariffs on imported steel and Biden is keeping them in place even as American businesses beg for relief.
Joanna Glasner, Crunchbase Across the country, restaurant operators are reporting steep staff shortages, and are struggling to hire both cooks and wait staff.
Jason Kephart, Morningstar The classic balanced portfolio wasn't slowed down by the worst quarter for U.S. core bonds this century.
Veronique de Rugy, Reason The president says fighting climate change is one of his primary goals. His legislation would do no such thing.
Edward Price, Financial Times Is the Phillips curve alive or dead?
Jordan Weissmann, Slate The bong-ripping frat of the crypto world is having its moment.
Editors, CoPilot We look into the average number of miles driven, car ownership statistics, and more to find the most car-dependent states in the U.S.
Glenn Hubbard, Hill The Biden administration's infrastructure plans have been tossed to Congress consideration while the administration races on to more spending. But investing in bridges of preparation for people and communities should be a key element of the plan, not a missed opportunity.
Molly Roberts, Washington Post It can no longer choose not to choose.
Texas Department of Insurance
A grand jury has returned indictments against three attorneys and two law firms in Lewisville and Houston. The indictments stem from Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Fraud Unit investigations that were referred to DWC’s prosecutor embedded in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.
If your home was damaged due to hail, wind, or a tornado, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips will help make the process go smoother.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Zack Zouhary sentenced the remaining defendants in the Forest Park Medical Center health care fraud bribery scam.
Baseless social media posts claim getting vaccinated threatens life insurance benefits because the vaccines are “experimental.” That’s not true.
If the recent severe weather damaged your home, RV, or property, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. The Texas Department of Insurance offers these tips to help make the process go smoother.
Should you sign a waiver to let someone inspect your roof? Or a pay a large down payment to schedule repairs? The Texas Department of Insurance has tips to help recognize and avoid common contracting scams.
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized Capacity of Texas with a Lone Star Safety Award for its exemplary workplace safety program. Capacity of Texas employs 119 workers at its Longview plant. It manufactures terminal truck tractors for ports and railway hubs around the world.
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized Lauren Concrete plants in Austin and Manor for their exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards. The ready-mix concrete plants are among 18 of 23 Lauren Concrete facilities in Texas to receive the Lone Star Safety Award.
The Texas Department of Insurance offers tips to renters who lost personal items due to winter storm damage.
If your home was damaged due to a broken water pipe, downed tree limbs, or other winter damage, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips will help make the process go smoother.
Is At Home Recovery After a Transplant Covered by Medicare? Reader Alert: This week, I received a text message from one of Toni Says® Medicare clients that I would like to share with the Toni Says® readers. You may never know when you or one of your family members will experience a life changing medical […]Toni King
HELP!!! My Sister with Cancer Loses Medicaid!! My 60-year-old sister who had no health insurance or Medicare was granted Medicaid in January last year. She was granted Medicaid because she had stage 3 breast cancer with lymph nodes that were removed. She just learned from her Doctor that her Medicaid had been canceled effective May […]Toni King
Does Medicare Pay for A Gym Membership? Toni, Two of my neighbors told my wife that they get free gym membership through Medicare. Any truth to that, as I never heard about this before? Regards, Sammy from Sienna Hi there…Sammy: Sammy the answer is NO! Medicare Parts A and B do not provide a gym […]Toni King
Social Security and IRS Scams are Growing! Reader Alert: Recently, I have been informed from several clients during a Toni Says® Medicare consultation that they have received either call on their cell or home phone or by mail from either Social Security or the IRS claiming that they owe money, are being held liable and […]Toni King
Social Security Account Suspended…Need to Enroll Medicare Online!! Help Toni: I’m turning 65 in July and last week I tried to open a “My Social Security” account to enroll in Medicare online but my Social Security account is blocked. Two years ago, someone falsely filed for a tax refund with my Social Security number. Now […]Toni King
Medicare Supplement Rate Increase is Outrageous! Toni: We have received a 20% increase for our Plan F Medicare Supplement that is effective May 1. I am a 70-year-old female in good health, but my husband is undergoing cancer treatment at MD Anderson. Also, his cardiologist has advised him that he may need a pacemaker. My […]Toni King
Mom Has to Pay 100% for Skilled Nursing Stay…Why? Dear Toni, Please explain why my Mom must pay 100% for her Skilled Nursing stay. She recently slipped and fractured her back requiring surgery and a back brace. She was released from the hospital after only a 2-day stay. She was offered the option of being […]Toni King
Medicare Prescription Drug Penalty Confusion!! Hello Toni: Turned 65 in August 2018, continued to work full-time with an HSA that has a $3000.00 deductible before any prescriptions or medical claims are paid by the insurance plan. The HR manager of my employer advised me to enroll in Part A when I turned 65. Because I […]Toni King
Enrolling in Medicare Made Simple Hello Toni: My husband, David, has been laid off because of what is happening to the economy due to COVID-19. He is 68 and has never enrolled in Medicare, but I am turning 65 this June. We both are covered under his employer’s health plan and it is ending […]Toni King
Medicare Advantage Enrollment Mistake Postponed My Hip Surgery! Toni: I made a terrible mistake during the current Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period and changed to a Medicare Advantage HMO plan because I understood from talking with my friends that this plan was a great way to save my Medicare dollars. Now I have discovered that my orthopedic […]Toni King
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