Archive for December 2009

2009 auto insurer complaint ranking released

Dec 31st, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

The New York State Insurance Department upheld 948 consumer complaints against private passenger automobile insurance companies last year, according to the Department’s 2009 Annual Ranking of Automobile Insurance Complaints. “New York is a very competitive marketplace, so consumers have a wide range of choices when buying automobile insurance,” said Insurance Superintendent James Wrynn. “Consumers should […]

Five Insurance Mistakes to Avoid!

Dec 28th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

Avoiding these mistakes can save money on insurance and keep you financially protected. (PRNewswire) –  The Insurance Information Institute says you can save money on insurance if you avoid five big insurance mistakes: To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: Mistake #1: Insuring a home for its real estate value […]

Health-Bill Benefits

Dec 27th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(The Wall Street Journal) – Consumers could see some immediate gains from health-overhaul legislation in Congress. But most benefits would take years to kick in. The impact of the health bill hangs on how the final version is written, and lawmakers will have to merge the Senate and House bills. Democrats still face fierce Republican […]

House and Senate Have Ways to Go Before Health Insurance Deal is Done

Dec 26th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(FoxNews) – Thursday’s vote for a massive health insurance overhaul was a legislative victory for Democrats whose faces lit up after the morning roll call with a sense of accomplishment as well as a rush to get home in time for Christmas. But lawmakers will face several challenges ahead before wrapping up the bill that […]

Republicans Look for Mechanisms to Halt Health Insurance Bill

Dec 24th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(FoxNews) – The Senate battle may be over for now, but Republicans are vowing the war is not won quite yet. Congress may be gone for several weeks enjoying a winter holiday, but Republicans have vowed to keep up the pressure on Democrats who succeeded in getting their Senate health insurance overhaul bill passed before […]

Historic Expansion of Health Insurance Coverage Cedes Control to Medical/Insurance Industries

Dec 24th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(PRNewswire) – The U.S. Senate bill’s historic expansion of health care coverage cedes control of a much greater portion of the health care system to the medical and insurance industries. This sweeping legislative act creates a responsibility for federal and state governments to monitor and police these industries and fix failures as they occur. For […]

Annuity Services Insurance Center Fined $15,000

Dec 18th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

The California Department of Insurance has fined Annuity Services Insurance Center $15,000 for deceptive advertising practices targeting senior citizens in California, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said. Beginning in August 2004, Investor’s Union LLC, doing business as Annuity Service Insurance Center, sent out at least 235,000 unsolicited mailers to California residents, CDI said. The notices stated […]

Family Health Insurance – All You Need To Know

Dec 2nd, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

Health insurance is extremely important when it comes to your well-being, as well as the well-being of your family. Good health is vital, and there comes a time when everybody will eventually need a doctor, medication, or maybe even a trip to the emergency room. Without health insurance you may see medical bills piling up […]