National General to be acquired by Allstate for $4 billion

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The insurance giant is making the purchase to expand its auto reach and independent agent business. Insurance giant Allstate Corp announced this week that it will purchase National General Holdings Corp for about $4 billion. This will be a cash purchase, boosting the insurer’s auto insurance business just as the pandemic crisis has made that sector highly profitable. Auto insurance claims are way down due to the smaller amount of traffic on the roads. National General shareholders will be compensated with $32 per share in cash. They will also receive…

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Unemployment insurance fraud spikes as identity theft rises in pandemic crisis

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North Dakota is a clear example of this troubling trend throughout the first half of 2020. Identity theft has become much more prevalent during the pandemic crisis, leading to a tremendous surge in unemployment insurance fraud filings. Claims of identity theft have taken off during the first six months of 2020. The Consumer Protection Division of the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office has processed more claims relating to identity theft in the first half of this year than in any other complete year on record, said attorney Parrell Grossman, speaking…

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State Farm Life Insurance must pay $34M class-action plaintiffs, federal appeals court

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The 8th US Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling that policyholders in Missouri must be repaid. State Farm Life Insurance must repay Missouri policyholders more than $34 million for having charged them undisclosed fees, ruled the 8th US Court of Appeals. The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of 25,000 policyholders back in 2016. The plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit were people who had purchased policies from State Farm Life Insurance between 1994 and 2004. The lawsuit alleged that the insurer’s policy premiums were said to be…

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5 Reasons Why An RV Surge Protector Is Worth Every Penny

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Whether you are recently retired, want a change of pace, or just like to travel, living in an RV is the right choice for many Americans. Living in an RV permanently or just for a little while, it only makes sense to make sure that it is as safe as possible. But too often than not people skip some vital equipment that ensures their RV is safe and protected all the time. One of those pieces of equipment you should never skip is a surge protector. What is a Surge…

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Lemonade IPO takes off by 132 percent in first day of trading

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The tech-driven insurance company’s initial public offering proved to be a great success. Investors proved highly enthusiastic over the Lemonade IPO that took place on Thursday, sending the company’s share up by more than 130 percent on its debut trading day. The newly public firm is a tech-driven insurance company focused on digitizing the customer experience. The Lemonade IPO placed the spotlight on this insurer that has provided consumers with a fully digitized experience for purchasing and managing various forms of coverage. The company has Softbank’s backing and had originally…

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How Has Healthcare Education Changed?

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Health impacts everyone’s lives, which means, in turn, so does healthcare. With this in mind, it is clear that healthcare education is a vital part of society; but with the ever-changing and progressive healthcare industry, has education caught up, or is it still lagging behind? This piece will highlight some of the ways in which healthcare education has changed, and what needs to be updated in order for it to meet the demands in society. Healthcare Has Never Stopped Changing It is true that healthcare has never stopped changing and…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC joins insurance commissioner to build rural fire houses

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Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey worked with the insurer to pay for the building construction. Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and the state’s insurance commissioner, Mike Causey, joined together to help fund the construction of rural fire house in the state. The commissioner is seeking to improve the rural fire department quality as a whole. Causey has taken on the project to help the state’s rural fire departments to return to better health. Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC joined him in helping to finance the effort, and he has…

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