Usher’s accuser sues insurance broker for sharing private herpes medical information

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Laura Helm has filed a lawsuit against the team that shared her sensitive data in the Usher case. The case involving women accusing Usher of willingly spreading his herpes has returned to the headlines with a lawsuit against an insurance broker. This time, one of the accusers, Laura Helm, has sued three health insurance companies that allegedly shared her private medical records without her permission. Helm’s lawsuit is against Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana, United Healthcare, and Golden Rule Insurance Company. She claims to have filed her “private…

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Zenefits slapped with unlicensed insurance sales fine

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New York regulator has fined the startup $1.2 million for selling health benefits without adequate licensing. Zenefits, a health benefits broker, has been hit with a $1.2 million fine by the financial services regulator in New York. The penalty was issued for allowing unlicensed insurance agents to advise, negotiate and sell health insurance policies. This is only the most recent regulatory strike against the software startup and is likely to be a painful one. Zenefits is no stranger to being accused of unlicensed insurance activities. The first of these issues…

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State Farm Insurance and other insurers slapped with Washington fines

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The state’s insurance commissioner has issued the penalties to brokers and agents as well. Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has slapped State Farm Insurance, other insurers, agents and brokers with a number of fines throughout January. These fines totaled $15,000 and were issued for having violated the state’s insurance industry regulations. The largest fines the commissioner doled out were to State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. from Bloomington, Indiana. State Farm Insurance saw two thirds of the total fines from the Washington insurance commissioner. They were ordered to pay $10,000…

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Internet or insurance agent – Will websites shut down neighborhood agencies?

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As more people go online to shop for and purchase policies, what will happen to professionals in this industry? Despite the fact that many large insurers are making it possible for consumers to shop online to purchase the coverage that they need, many still feel that the insurance agent still does – and will continue to – play a vital role in this industry and agencies won’t be headed anywhere for the next several years. In fact, at the same time that websites are offering more self-service features, more agents…

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Insurance agents: Wake up and smell the competition!

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In this consumer market, success is centered around the ability to know what you’re up against. Insurance agents and insurance brokers are subject to many of the same rules as any other small business owner, and when it comes to the current consumer market, this means that success is wholly dependent on boosting consumer awareness, customer service, and community and local knowledge. It is vital to get out into the community in order to enhance each of these integral elements. Right now, the consumer has no shortage of choices. The…

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Insurance news focus is back on Tom Hanks as his broker receives 27 months

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After having scammed the Oscar winning actor and others, Jerry Goldman has now been sentenced. The insurance news spotlight is on Southern California, at the moment, as a broker from that region who scammed Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, by hundreds of thousands of dollars is now facing a jail sentence of 27 months within a federal prison. This sentence was first issued to Goldman on Monday, when he found that he will be in jail for more than two years. Beyond the 27 month jail sentence making…

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How to find the best options for auto insurance in Phoenix

Anyone who is looking for auto insurance in Phoenix will want to shop carefully. The wrong choice can be not only costly in terms of premiums but may not give the customer the right coverage. Full coverage or PL/PD? Policies fall into to two basic categories. Full coverage is the more robust package. It covers damage to the driver’s car in addition to the car of the other party. This kind is a requirement if the car is a fairly expensive or newer one as well as if the car…

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How to Find Affordable Family Health Insurance

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Article brought to you by affordable family health insurance company Freedom Health Insurance Your family is your number one priority.  Their health, happiness, and longevity are imperative and you will do whatever you can to protect them and keep them safe.  To do this, finding a health insurance company that you trust and believe in – health insurance that gives you peace of mind – is a top priority.  Whether you’re looking for private healthcare, government-assisted healthcare, or healthcare through your job, there are many options out there that can…

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Easy Insurance Prospecting Ideas

A Consistent Insurance Prospecting Plan Will Help Your Agency! Keeping your current insurance clients happy should be your number one goal as an insurance agent, but you also have to keep channels open at all times for new leads or prospects. Prospecting for clients is a complicated endeavor, but it is one that you must partake in. Insurance clients can be long term, but today many jump around to find better prices. Keep your current customers happy, but save time to build up interest and look for new ones as…

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Top Tips on Getting the Perfect Income Protection Policy for You

What happens if you’re injured at work? You might not be able to pay your bills. While you could live off of your savings, that savings will only take you so far, and what if you don’t have any savings? This is where an income protection policy comes into play. Income protection policies, sometimes referred to as “disability policies,” pays you money when you are unable to work due to an illness or injury. Here’s how to compare policies so you get the most for your money: Analyse The Cost…

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