India aligns itself for largest health care overhaul the world has ever seen

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The country is completely reforming its medical care quality, availability and reduce mortality. India is in the midst of a massive health care overhaul that will become the largest in the world once complete. The goal is to help to ensure health care is available to everyone in the country, not just the wealthy. At the moment, the richest people across the country have ready access to health care. In fact, they can even experience the medical care they need in a luxury resort-style facility. The goal of the health…

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Drew Rothman Named Consultant at RT New Day

Hamilton, NJ, August 16, 2018 –(PR.com)– Drew Rothman has been named a consultant within the National Environmental and Construction Professional Liability Practice Group at RT New Day, LLC (formerly New Day Underwriting Managers), a leading specialty intermediary of environmental and construction-related professional liability insurance coverages. He is responsible for identifying optimal risk management strategies for clients working in the construction, manufacturing, healthcare and commercial real estate industries. “Drew’s civil litigation and claims experience in the fields of architecture and engineering adds yet another layer of expertise to insurance brokers looking…

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Dog insurance premiums are more affordable in some cities than others

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These locations are providing agents, brokers and animal owners a substantial opportunity. A recent study has revealed the parts of the country where dog insurance premiums are the lowest. There, pet owners can purchase coverage for their furry family members in an affordable way. Pet insurance can come with a hefty cost, depending on where the policyholder resides. When a beloved pet is injured or falls ill, vet bills can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars. This can require animal owners to have to choose between their financial…

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Barra & Associates Ranks No. 3851 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 – Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – The Inc. 5000

Itasca, IL, August 15, 2018 –(PR.com)– Inc. magazine today revealed that Barra & Associates is No. 3851 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. “With over seven million private companies in America, it’s a tremendous…

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Washington state puts NRA gun insurance under the microscope

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The branded insurance program is being accused of providing coverage for criminal conduct. Washington state has launched an investigation into an NRA gun insurance policy. The examination follows criticisms claiming the coverage provides protection for criminal conduct. The policy is a branded form of coverage for gun owners, called Carry Guard Insurance. The Carry Guard insurance policy advertises “We prepare for so much that leads up to pulling the trigger. Are you prepared for what happens after?” through a marketing video. The NRA gun insurance policy can be purchased online…

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Cancer insurance coverage is not consistent for keeping hair during chemo

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Patients no longer need to lose their hair from chemotherapy, but insurers don’t always pay for it. New treatments are now available to stop hair loss as a chemotherapy side effect, but many cancer insurance policies are not covering it. Oncologists feel that, especially for women, this is an important technique to ensure people get well. “Several patients have told me it’s one of the worst side effects of their treatment. It can affect them really badly psychosocially. Some patients have even refused lifesaving chemotherapy because they don’t want to…

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IIHS says driver assistance systems aren’t always as reliable as humans

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found drivers handle many situations better than cars. Relying exclusively on electronic driver assistance systems can be dangerous, said the result of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests. The reason is that those systems are not always as reliable with certain tasks as actual human drivers. The IIHS found the range of unexpected outcomes ranged from troubling to positively dangerous. The non-profit group found that driver assistance systems produce unexpected outcomes. Those results can range from bothersome, such as braking too cautiously, to…

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SAN Group Sees Record Membership Growth First-Half of 2018

Hampton, NH, August 12, 2018 –(PR.com)– Satellite Agency Network (SAN) Group, Inc., the leading alliance of independent insurance agencies in the Northeast, today announced it has achieved record growth through the first half of 2018 and welcomed seventeen independent member agencies to the group, a 30% increase over the same time period last year. SAN is the founding master agency of SIAA—the largest partnering independent insurance agency alliance in the nation. The company attributes the recent growth to a shakeup of distribution channels, as exclusive agents are increasingly moving toward…

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California Entertainment Insurance Agency Discusses Production Insurance

Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2018 –(PR.com)– MFE Insurance, a California entertainment insurance agency, recently published a blog post explaining the importance of securing production insurance, which covers liabilities related to the production of movies, plays, web series, and other artistic performances. This type of insurance is imperative when it comes to protecting your own investment in the production, as well as the financial well-being of your employees and the quality of their work environment. Production insurance covers a wide range of on-the-job accidents in the form of general liability,…

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DNA testing kit results may lead to future insurance customer risks

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While these tests are becoming highly popular, consumers should understand how the data is used. Purchasing a DNA testing kit to find out more about what genes say about an individual is becoming very popular. However, concerns are growing with regards to how the data will be treated and used, particularly by certain parts of the insurance industry. There are a number of different companies selling these kits, from large to small ones. Some of the DNA testing kit packages simply tell a person about where their ancestors lived in…

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