Best Financial Services Website to be Named by 22nd Annual WebAward Competition

Boston, MA, March 12, 2018 –(– The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best Financial Services websites in the world as part of their 22nd annual international WebAward Competition for Web site development at The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including banking, credit union, insurance, investment, mutual funds and financial services websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful web site. The deadline for Financial-related web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2018. “The financial services industry is…

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Idaho health insurance plans draw Trump administration warning

Idaho health insurance plans - Stop Sign on Road

The state has announced its intentions to allow certain medical policies that don’t comply with the ACA. The Trump administration has sent a written warning regarding Idaho health insurance plans. The state revealed its intentions to begin selling health policies that fail to meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum requirements. The Trump administration said Idaho’s move “may not be substantially enforcing” the health care law. The letter was issued as a warning. Trump’s administration sent it to Idaho’s governor, Butch Otter (R). The letter was also sent to the Idaho…

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ArmadaCare Announces a New Suite of Supplemental Insurance Products

Hunt Valley, MD, March 10, 2018 –(– ArmadaCare has launched a new suite of supplemental insurance products, further strengthening its market-leading position in the group targeted supplemental health benefits market. This innovative suite of supplemental benefits enables companies to strike the right balance between two competing human resource objectives: controlling benefit costs and recruiting/retaining talent. “We are thrilled to launch the ArmadaCare Supplemental Product Suite,” says Ed Walker, ArmadaCare’s CEO. “These products go beyond HRAs or HSAs with greater power and flexibility to help companies create a benefits structure that…

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Women hold only one in five top insurance industry jobs

Top insurance industry jobs - Women in Business

A recent UK study showed that despite an overall industry gender balance, top jobs belong mainly to men. Of every five top insurance industry jobs four are filled by men and only one is filled by a woman. This, according to a recent study in the United Kingdom. This reveals a gender imbalance within this industry that was not entirely obvious to spot. The reason is that when looking at the employment data across the entire insurance industry, women and men fill nearly the same total number of jobs. However,…

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Expedia now offers AIG travel insurance in new partnership

AIG Travel Insurance - New Partnership Formed

The insurer and the online travel booking site came to a deal to provide consumers with more options. American Insurance Group and Expedia have reached a deal that will sell AIG travel insurance on the popular website. On the insurance company’s side, the agreement was a part of a broader strategy. CEO Brian Duperreault is seeking to broaden the insurer’s each and grow its size. This new partnership with Expedia is actually the insurer’s second travel insurance deal five months. Two AIG travel insurance deals have been reached in under…

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Insurance Agent Does What He Can to Stand Out from All Other Agents

Pittsburgh, PA, March 07, 2018 –(– In a world where thousands of local insurance agents compete for business Bob Sopcak (soap-check) does what he can to stand out from all other agents. He works for the Pasquinelli Insurance Agency, family owned and operated, that has been in business 45 years representing Erie Insurance and a few other insurance companies. Auto, home, business, life and other personal lines of insurance is what he has a deep passion for helping people with. “People are constantly bombarded with ads by insurance companies saying…

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Health insurance complaints rise 30 percent, breaking previous records

Health Insurance Complaints - Frustrated Woman

The Private Health Insurance Ombudsman recorded a striking spike in the number of complaints filed. The total number of health insurance complaints rose by 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, says the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman in Australia. The Ombudsman recorded the massive rise in the number of filings it received, bringing the total to 5750 in 2016-2017. There were many issues involved in the complaints, but the majority were driven by Medibank. The Ombudsman’s most recent State of the Health Funds report said that the “increase of over 1300…

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Auto insurance premium discount not in the cards for most low-mileage motorists

Auto Insurance Premium Discount - Low-mileage - car dashboard

Consumer Federation of America research found that drivers who don’t drive much don’t save. Most people would assume that drivers who don’t head out on the road much receive an auto insurance premium discount. However, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) says otherwise. A recent CFA study shows motorists with low mileage aren’t enjoying car policy savings. The only state where an auto insurance premium discount is applied for low mileage drivers is California. The consumer advocacy group pointed out that the state legally requires insurers to provide the price…

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Health insurance expenses bring stress to uninsured American adults

Health Insurance Expenses - Stressed Adult

A new report shows uninsured people are hesitant to purchase a policy due to anticipated rising costs. Approximately 71 percent of uninsured American adults who were aware of the open enrollment period chose not to purchase a plan due to expected increasing health insurance expenses. They risk failure to comply with the Affordable Care Act to sidestep rising costs. This represents a potential shift in the level of confidence that the ACA will stay in effect. The research was conducted by the Commonwealth Fund. The results were published in a…

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Home insurance premiums can rise due to nearby fracking

California earthquake insurance sales skyrocketed last year

Thousands of homeowners across Yorkshire are concerned as the operations prepare to begin. Many residents in areas surrounding upcoming fracking sites are concerned about rising homeowners insurance premiums. This is the case in a number of regions around Yorkshire where the operations may soon begin. Industry experts have cautioned homeowners in those areas that they should expect to pay more. The Yorkshire Post reported that experts in home insurance premiums believe fracking may affect the amount people pay. That said, precisely how the insurance rates will be affected has yet…

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