The Ohio Department of Insurance urges parents to assess insurance coverage before college starts

(Columbus, OH – Insurance News 360) – With students of all ages headed back to the classroom, parents of college students in particular have one more thing to do: Assess insurance policies to ensure that a college-age student has adequate coverage. “It’s important for parents to talk with their insurance agent about options available for […]

Legislators should fund driver’s education, says NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin

(Raleigh, NC – Insurance News 360) – As the North Carolina legislators negotiate a state budget, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is urging the Senate and House of Representatives to keep funding for driver education in the budget. “North Carolina currently has some of the lowest car insurance costs in the country,” Goodwin said. “In addition […]

Wisconsin reminds parents to assess insurance coverage with the start of school

(Madison, WI – Insurance News 360) – Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel urges parents and students to assess their insurance needs as students hit the books this fall. “Signing up for classes and buying your books is important,” said Nickel, “but so is making sure you’re adequately covered by insurance.” Nickel continues, “Students should keep […]

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approves removal of 184,000 policies from Citizens

(Tallahassee, FL – Insurance News 360) – The Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens) has been allowed to remove up to 184, 500 policies from  six companies. These policies include 181,909 personal residential insurance policies and 2,591 commercial residential/nonresidential policies. The six companies allowed to remove policies include Anchor Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Heritage Property […]

Ohio Budget bill includes new Health Insurance Options for Employers

(Columbus, OH – Insurance News 360) – The Ohio budget bill provides new employee health insurance options for business owners who seek employee insurance through Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs). These arrangements allow different employers to join in purchasing health insurance. These arrangements are not new to the state of Ohio. The newly approved state […]

Indiana residents can get help to quit smoking

(Indianapolis, IN – Insurance News 360) – Tobacco users who are struggling to kick the habit may be able to get a bit of help from insurance companies, and the state is urging individuals to check with insurance companies and employers to learn about tobacco cessation options. Since 2014, insurance policies in the state have […]

Maryland Insurance Administration approves 2016 rates

(Baltimore, MD – Insurance News 360) – Maryland approves insurance rates for 2016 small group and individual markets The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has approved premium rates for small group and individual health plans offered statewide starting Jan. 1, 2016. The review process resulted in reductions to rate increases for insurers in the state, saving […]