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AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to C (Weak) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “ccc+” from “a-” of American Capital Assurance Corp (ACAC) (St. …
Famous band, The Chicks, has filed a lawsuit seeking $6.6 million in damages from Lloyd’s to cover losses incurred last year when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to cancel their 48-arena North …
AM Best has withdrawn the Financial Strength Rating of A-(Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Georgia Casualty & Surety Company (GCS) (Johns Creek, GA) following its Feb. 1, …
A High Court of New Zealand judge has granted a request by QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd., setting a deadline for claims to be submitted in a 2019 gas explosion that damaged several buildings and …
AmWINS Group Inc. agreed to acquire wholesale broker Worldwide Facilities in a move AmWINS said will broaden its specialty capabilities and expand its presence on the West Coast. Worldwide …
Oregon lawmakers again will be considering bad faith bills this legislative session. In the Senate, the measure is S.B. 208. Three House Bills — 3074, 3171 and 3172 — also would create a bad …
Rather than seeking complete automation, commercial lines can benefit from automating specific underwriting steps, said Gary Grose, executive vice president of Argo. View the video version of …
U.S. health insurers’ earnings are expected to decline due to pent up demand and lower rate increases, said Sally Rosen, senior director, and Doniella Pliss, director, AM Best. Despite the …
As the pandemic continues to stymie the U.S. economy, the insurance industry lost 2,900 jobs in February, extending a downward trend that started at the beginning of the year, the U.S. Bureau of …
AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good), the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” and the Mexico National Scale Rating of “aa-.MX” of Insignia Life S.A. de C.V. (Insignia) …
Real Clear Markets
Ryan Streeter, City Journal Cities hoping to attract footloose workers should embrace growth and affordability.
John Rekenthaler, @MorningstarInc And two ways that it does not.
Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal New trading platforms want to borrow your cryptocurrency, and are willing to pay a pretty crypto-penny for the privilege. Just don?\'t let anyone convince you it's like putting your money in a bank.
Robert J. Shiller, The New York Times Shares are very expensive, but so are bonds. Even at current prices, the economist Robert J. Shiller says, it is reasonable to keep some wealth in stocks.
Jason Del Rey, Vox Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama are voting whether to unionize. This is the backstory.
Ed Yardeni, Dr. Ed's Blog Washington's lawmakers have discovered the joys of sending checks to their constituents during bad times.
James Picerno, The Capital Spectator Is it time to act?
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, Fisher Investments
Tyler, Portfolio Charts How to invest like Neo.
Kathy Jones, Charles Schwab The spike in U.S. Treasury bond yields sent ripples throughout global markets.
Texas Department of Insurance
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.
Wintry conditions could lead more Texans to rely on space heaters.
Mason County’s historic courthouse was all but destroyed by a fire that began Thursday night. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office, part of the Texas Department of Insurance, has joined law enforcement agencies investigating the fire. These photographs of the courthouse were taken by an SFMO-directed drone this morning.
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has released the 2020 Insurance Carrier Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. For 2020, insurance carriers were assessed on their performance in five measures.
Registration is open for the DWC’s 2021 free webinar series for health care providers and medical office staff covering administrative processes related to providing health care to Texas workers’ compensation injured employees
This webinar familiarizes workers’ compensation stakeholders with the new ODG platform. The new platform replaces the ODG Legacy website, which will sunset effect March 31, 2021. It does not change the content of the guidelines or formulary.
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
Stress Changing Medicare Plan Morning Toni: When I first got Medicare, I picked a Medicare supplement plan F. Two years ago, I was approached by a telemarking phone call. He talked me into plan K to save some money since I was in good health and could answer the health questions. I was hospitalized in […]Toni King
Cancer Treatment Not Covered By Employer Health Insurance… Help Toni! I have developed a rare form of cancer that requires the use of proton therapy and my problem is that my employer’s health insurance does not cover proton therapy. I must pay all the costs. My oncologist’s office manager advised me that because I […]Toni King
Does Medicare Approve Clinical Trial Prescription Drug Programs? Toni: I turn 65 in May and am covered by my wife’s employer group health insurance. I am fighting stage 3 kidney cancer and the prognosis is good since I am participating in a clinical trial for a new cancer medication that costs over $18,000 per month. […]Toni King
Does Medicare Cover Alzheimer Facility Care? Morning, Toni: I read your Medicare column regularly and have never seen you address the issue of paying for an Alzheimer facility care. I am concerned that I may wipe out my 401K or savings if the arises due to long-term care or Alzheimer’s need arises for me or […]Toni King
2021 Medicare Premiums and Costs Released Hello Toni: I have recently enrolled in Medicare and received my 2020 Medicare and You handbook and cannot find what the 2021 Medicare costs will be? Do you have any idea what the new Medicare costs are? Why weren’t the numbers in the Medicare.gov handbook?… The post 2021 Medicare […]Toni King
Does Medicare Pay for a Long-Term Care Need? Toni: Recently my older sister had a stroke and needs extra care at home. I was told from friends at church that Medicare will help to pay for her at-home care. I cannot find any information about Medicare paying for at-home care in the Medicare and You […]Toni King
Have Cancer…. Must Return to Original Medicare During Medicare Annual Enrollment!! Toni: Last year, I made a mistake when I retired and enrolled in a Medicare Advantage PPO plan because I understood from talking with retired co-workers and friends that this PPO plan was like a Medicare Supplement. Boy was I wrong! I need out Now!! […]Toni King
Left Employer Benefits Now I Have a Medicare Part D Penalty…Why?? Hello Toni: I made a terrible mistake last April when I was no longer being covered by my employer group health plan due to retiring. I had a telemarketing agent help me find a Medicare Supplement which began April 1, 2020. No one told […]Toni King
2021 Medicare Part D Deductible and Donut Hole Costs…Released! Toni: This year, the 2021 Medicare and You handbook did not include all the information regarding the Medicare Part D deductibles and “Donut Hole”. I got in the “famous” Medicare donut hole in June of 2020 and do not know how I got there. I know it is October, […]Toni King
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