Insurance industry slams Paul Ryan for lack of comprehension

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The internet and social media lit up when the Speaker of the House of Representatives made a strange declaration about health insurance. The insurance industry was shocked by a recent statement from Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan. He recently expressed his displeasure with the fact that premiums from healthy individuals are being used to subsidize the premiums of sick people. Social media, particularly Twitter, immediately blew up to inform Ryan that this is how insurance works. The insurance industry – including professionals and consumers alike – took…

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State Farm insurance rates will soon be slashed, judge’s orders

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California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones supports the judge’s decision to reduce premiums. State Farm insurance rates in California may soon be on their way down following a judge’s ruling. That said, homeowners, condo and renters insurance policyholders will need to wait to know if they will also get refunds. That will depend on the outcome of a lawsuit. The judge ruled that State Farm is required to comply with a state order for reducing its rates. That same judge said that while State Farm insurance rates must be reduced, the…

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Auto insurance discounts from new safety features are few and far between

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Automakers are continually adding safety features to their models but this isn’t making coverage cheaper. Every year, vehicles have a new list of safety features, but they don’t appear to be reflected in auto insurance discounts. A handful of years ago, the devices commonplace in the latest models didn’t even exist. In theory, these are making cars safer. Yet insurance companies are not reflecting that safety boost in the premiums charged for coverage. Many consumers are now asking why they’re not paying less when they own far safer vehicles. The…

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Auto insurance premiums in the U.S. may slide with driverless cars

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As autonomous vehicles roll out – and as that continues into the future – coverage rates will plummet. A new report from Aon Benfield addressed auto insurance premiums in a world of self driving cars. It examined the insurance rate trends that will occur with the expected increasing popularity of autonomous vehicles. The report suggested car owners will be paying a lot less for coverage when cars drive themselves. The predictions are that the “industry pure premiums” will fall a full 20 percent from last year through 2035. This forecast…

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Gap insurance is on its way back

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This additional coverage is gaining popularity among people with high deductible health plans. Before the Affordable Care Act, gap insurance plans had been quite commonplace. However, after the health insurance exchanges opened for business, it looked as though those additional plans were fading away. At the moment, it looks as though those gap plans are starting to make quite the comeback. As the premiums for insurance plans continue to rise, more people are looking to save money by choosing cheaper coverage. They are opting for high deductible health insurance in…

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Private health insurance out of pocket costs spike sharply

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Even with coverage, patients visiting hospitals have found that the expenses they pay themselves are up 37 percent. The results of a recent study are adding even more evidence that private health insurance coverage isn’t stopping rising expenses. The research pointed specifically to high-deductible plans that are a top choice among employers. These keep premiums low but can lead to higher out of pocket expenses. Though this keeps the initial health plan costs down, it can add up at times when claims are made. Researchers from the University of Michigan…

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Auto insurance rates are headed skywards nationwide

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After an extremely deadly year in 2015, premiums are experiencing their largest rise since 2003. Across the United States, auto insurance rates have been rapidly climbing, with a six percent spike having occurred in April that represents the largest increase in the average premiums since 2003. The reason for the climbing car insurance premiums is that the last few years have been especially deadly on roads. According to Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association Executive Director Carole Walker, “Unfortunately, out on our roadways, we’re seeing a collision course of all of…

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