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ACA Enrollment Up as Deadline Nears, State Considers Waiver

Wisconsin State Journal (12/14/17) Wahlberg, David Wisconsin enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange is outpacing last year’s numbers, with the federal government reporting on Dec. 12 that more than 128,000 state residents...

Global Insurance Standards Bill Passes House Committee

Business Insurance (12/13/17) Gonzalez, Gloria The House Financial Services Committee has endorsed legislation intended to preserve the U.S. state-based system of insurance regulation, while giving Congress greater oversight and transparency...

Strong Demand for Health Insurance as Deadline Looms

The New York Times (12/14/17) P. A13 Pear, Robert The Trump administration says more than 1 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, pushing the total in the federal marketplace to nearly 4.7 million....

DFS Issues Regs Barring Auto Insurers from Asking About Occupation, Education

New York Law Journal (12/13/17) Velasquez, Josefa The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) unveiled regulations that prevent auto insurance companies from asking policyholders about education and occupation when setting policy premiums....

Commissioner Reminds Wisconsin Consumers 2018 Open Enrollment Deadline Approaching

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (12/13/17) With the last day of open enrollment being Dec. 15, Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel encourages consumers to shop for health insurance coverage. “It’s important...

Global Insurance Standards Bill Passes House Committee

Business Insurance (12/13/17) Gonzalez, Gloria The House Financial Services Committee has endorsed legislation intended to preserve the U.S. state-based system of insurance regulation, while giving Congress greater oversight and transparency...

DFS Issues Regs Barring Auto Insurers from Asking About Occupation, Education

New York Law Journal (12/13/17) Velasquez, Josefa The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) unveiled regulations that prevent auto insurance companies from asking policyholders about education and occupation when setting policy premiums....

Candle Fires Have Claimed Nine Lives in Tennessee Since 2012

Brentwood Home Page (12/13/17) Cook, Mark From 2012 to 2016, candles caused 402 residential fires in Tennessee, as well as nine civilian deaths, 31 civilian injuries, eight firefighter injuries, and $12 million in fire loss, according to the...

Strong Demand for Health Insurance as Deadline Looms

The New York Times (12/14/17) P. A13 Pear, Robert The Trump administration says more than 1 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, pushing the total in the federal marketplace to nearly 4.7 million....

Missing Out on Money? Georgians Reap $6.6 Million in Lost Insurance Policies

Macon Telegraph (12/14/17) Fabian, Liz During the first 12 months of the Life Insurance Policy Locator app, 589 Georgians found lost or misplaced insurance policies or annuities, pocketing more than $6.6 million. “The response from this...