State Farm insurance company sues Amazon over patent infringement

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According to the insurer, the online marketplace willfully infringed on patented tech. The State Farm insurance company has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the ecommerce giant of having “willfully infringed” on State Farm patented technology at the core of Elder Care Technology in order to offer a competing product. The insurer filed the lawsuit against Amazon and affiliated companies for patent infringement. The insurance company’s lawsuit has to do with the tech innovations incorporated into the Sundial product. This represents the first time the insurer has ever filed a…

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Geico faces California car insurance class action lawsuit

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The insurer has been accused of overcharging its policyholders early in the COVID-19 pandemic. A federal judge recently decided that a California car insurance lawsuit accusing Geico of having overcharged over 2 million drivers in the state on their premiums early in the pandemic can proceed as a class action. The judge rejected the insurer’s arguments that the lawsuit would lead to “insurmountable manageability problems”. US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman of San Jose rejected Geico’s assertions that a group California car insurance lawsuit regarding the unsatisfactory nature of the…

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California health insurance is available to many for only $10 per month

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One million uninsured state residents are eligible for the lowest-cost plans from the marketplace. The open enrollment period for 2023 has now begun and California health insurance is available to millions of state residents for as little as $10 per month. Some individuals and families shopping on the state’s marketplace can find coverage at no cost. Among the 1.7 million state residents who can shop on the Covered California marketplace, two out of every three are eligible for plans that are as cheap as $10 per month. Moreover, many of…

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More Americans than ever have insurance but still avoid health care expenses

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Even with coverage, it’s common for people to avoid seeing a doctor due to cost concerns. Among American patients who have insurance, 41 percent still avoided seeking health care out of concerns that their coverage would still leave them with treatment costs that they couldn’t afford, said a new survey. The largest number of Americans now have coverage since the start of the Affordable Care Act. While the health care overhaul in the form of the Affordable Care Act has helped to bring coverage to record numbers of Americans, there…

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Don’t want to be caught without a plan or a winter car emergency kit

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As the winter season approaches, it’s important to make sure your car is in good condition before the cold weather hits. There are a few things you can do to winterize your car and be prepared for whatever the winter throws at you. First, it’s a good idea to have a standard maintenance inspection done on your car. This will ensure that all of your car’s systems are in good working order and ready to handle the cold weather. Make sure to change your oil and filter regularly – at…

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Insurance companies have halted cargo coverage for Ukrainian grain

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Insurers have withdrawn their coverage products for shipments of grain leaving Ukraine. Insurance companies have put a stop to the coverage they were providing to cargo shipments from Ukraine through a safe corridor backed by the UN after Russia announced the suspension of its participation, according to industry sources and recent media reports. The export deal between Russia and Ukraine in July was intended to ease a global hunger crisis. The July export deal was brokered by the United Nations and Turkey to ease the world hunger crisis that was…

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Health insurance coverage levels rise in communities of color

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Department of Health and Human Services data recorded substantial improvements from 2020 to 2022. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a report in which its data showed that communities of color have recorded considerable improvements in health insurance coverage from 2020 to 2022. The improvements are credited in part to increased outreach efforts for enrollment and enhanced affordability. From 2020 to 2022, there was a 56 percent increase in health insurance coverage enrollment rates among Hispanic people through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Among Black Americans,…

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