NC insurance commissioner bans move-ins in unsafe university residence

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The newly constructed University of North Carolina at Asheville residence halls were found unsafe. The NC insurance commissioner has banned students from being able to move into their residences at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Five newly constructed residence halls are deemed unsafe. The buildings were found to have issues that could pose safety and life concerns to residents. “As insurance commissioner, safety is my top priority,” said NC insurance commissioner Mike Causey. “I will not allow anyone to live in a building that may pose a threat to…

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Iowa insurance commissioner cautions against cryptocurrency investments

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Bitcoin and other cryptos have seen hot headlines but many think they’re in a bubble that will burst. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen issued a consumer bulletin warning state residents against investing into cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin unless they understand the risks. The insurance commissioner pointed out that there is a meaningful difference between IPOs and ICOs. According to the Iowa insurance commissioner, people need to know the risks associated with investments into cryptocurrencies before putting money into them. This is a very new market and concept. They are not…

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North Carolina homeowners insurance rate hike paused for now

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The NC insurance commissioner declined the price increase for the moment, but the halt is temporary. A recent request for a North Carolina homeowners insurance rate hike has been declined. This saves state residents from having to pay an average of 18.7 percent more for their home coverage. That said, the reprieve from the increased prices is only a temporary one as the rates will eventually rise. In the state, its commissioner must approve any North Carolina homeowners insurance rate changes. Though the industry requested the rate hike, it was…

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Colorado insurance commissioner points finger at Trump administration for massive rate hikes

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Marguerite Salazar says that uncertainty generated by the president led to the 27 percent rate hike requests. Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar’s department received requests for 27 percent rate hikes in the individual market and 7.3 percent for small group. The commissioner is not happy and blames the Trump administration for the uncertainty they’ve created within the market. Salazar said the games played by the Trump administration have caused the health insurance market to become unstable. The result of these actions, said the Colorado insurance commissioner, was huge 2018 rate…

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Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jacqueline K. Cunningham to retire this year

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After three decades serving at the Bureau of Insurance, Cunningham announced her retirement. Jacqueline K. Cunningham, Virginia insurance commissioner, announced her intention to retire at the end of the year. She has been working with the State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance for a total of thirty years. Cunningham was first appointed to the Virginia Commission as insurance commissioner in 2011. She began her post as the thirteenth Virginia insurance commissioner on January 1, 2011. That said, she was first hired by the Bureau of Insurance in 1981. Her first…

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California insurance commissioner candidates take aim at Trump in campaigns

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In the race for the top spot in the state’s Insurance Department, the president has become a political target. The race for the 2018 California insurance commissioner position is heating up and President Trump has become one of the central campaign political targets. State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has placed the spotlight on Trump and his policies. Lara placed the focus of his first ad running for California insurance commissioner on a depiction of Trump as being anti-female, anti-immigration, anti-healthcare and a denier of climate change. He called for…

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New Kentucky Insurance Commissioner steps up to head her department

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Nancy G. Atkins has been the deputy commissioner and has now been appointed to the top spot. The new Kentucky Insurance Commissioner has now been named as former Deputy Commissioner Nancy G. Atkins was appointed to the position. Atkins is now heading the state’s Insurance Department, where she already has extensive experience. The latest Kentucky Insurance Commissioner is no new entry to the industry or the types of duties she has taken on as her own. Atkins has been working within the insurance industry for 33 years. She has worked…

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