Medicare for All plan won’t end private insurance, says Senator Kamala Harris

Medicare for All - Official Portrait of Kamala Harris

The senator’s new strategy would transition all Americans to coverage within the span of a decade. Senator Kamala Harris released a new Medicare for All healthcare plan at the start of this week. The purpose would be to transition all Americans into the system within 10 years. The healthcare plan would let private insurance companies remain provided they are compliant. This plan was released ahead of this week’s Democratic debates in Detroit. This Medicare for All healthcare plan doesn’t move as quickly nor span as widely as Senator Bernie Sanders’…

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Alien abduction insurance readily available to Florida residents

Alien Abduction Insurance - UFO

An insurer in the state sells a product for people concerned about UFOs and little green men. Whether or not you believe that beings from another world could take you away from the Earth, an alien abduction insurance can cover you, provided you live in Florida. An agency in the state is now offering limited and comprehensive policies against these abductions. St. Lawrence Agency owner Mike St. Lawrence in Altamonte Springs, Florida, created and sells a new type of coverage for its customers. This alien abduction insurance is being sold…

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Oil insurance rates “increased 10-fold” since Strait of Hormuz tanker attacks

Oil insurance rates - Oil Tanker

The attacks on oil tankers and U.S. spy drones since may have been driving the risk – and cost- skyward. Oil insurance rates to cover tankers transporting crude around the world have been rising sharply over the last couple of months. A US listed shipping company’s CEO pointed out that the recent attacks have spiked premiums. Since May, a U.S. spy drone and six oil tankers have been attacked near or within the Strait of Hormuz. That waterway is a strategic transport route that connects Iran, Oman and the United…

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Nevada earthquake insurance is rare despite state’s risk level

Nevada Earthquake Insurance - Earthquake Damage to Home

Seismic activity levels in the state would justify purchasing coverage, but most homeowners don’t. Nevada earthquake insurance has been placed in the spotlight following the tremors in California last week. Those quakes were felt in Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday. They are a reminder that the state is also affected by the seismic activity in the region. Still, despite the activity in the area and the risk of damage, coverage isn’t a common purchase. Following the quakes last week, it became clear to many home and business owners that…

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Pennsylvania health care to become state-run, leaving Healthcare.gov

Pennsylvania health care - Pennsylvania state seal & doctor

State officials recently shared their intention to transition away from the federal insurance exchange. State leaders recently announced that the Pennsylvania health care insurance exchange will be transitioning to a state-run marketplace. Currently, Pennsylvanians use the federal exchange at healthcare.gov to purchase their health plans. The new Pennsylvania health care changes are meant to help state residents to save more money while improving the affordability of individual and family plans. Until now, the healthcare.gov website has served state residents. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation earlier this week, laying the…

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Allstate’s “Mayhem”, Dean Winters, died for 5 minutes a decade ago

Dean Winters - Allstate Mayhem commercial - YouTube

The actor suffered from an infection that left him dead for minutes before doctors revived him. Dean Winters, the man who played “Mayhem” for Allstate Insurance, revealed that he was dead for 5 minutes in 2009. The actor played the insurer’s chaotic walking whirlwind and has had personal experience with real-life disaster. The actor recently revealed in an interview that an infection killed him for almost five minutes. “I had a rough ride in an ambulance. I went septic due to an illness that I had as a kid and…

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Gerber moves forward with Virtual Assist technology for efficiency improvements

Virtual Assist - Car Crash - Vehicle Damage

The new tech tool will provide vehicle appraisal improvements for enhanced customer service. Gerber Collision & Glass has revealed that it is adding Virtual Assist to improve its efficiencies. This software is meant to make the process smoother for customers during vehicle damage appraisals. The company announced its decision this week at Austin’s DigIn Future of Insurance conference. Gerber’s announcement revealed the company’s collaboration software for improving internal efficiencies. It tested the Virtual Assist software ahead of its decision to license it throughout its organization. This tech is licensed by…

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