Insurance survey shows Americans receiving more opioid prescriptions than ever

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The research shows 1 in 5 people received an opioid painkiller prescription at least once in 2015 alone. A new insurance survey conducted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield revealed that over one in five Americans were prescribed opioid painkillers at least one time in 2015. This was based on claims data from policyholders covered by that insurer. Moreover, opioid addiction and dependence claims have skyrocketed by 500 percent from 2010 to 2016. The report on the insurance survey involved data based on coverage for 30 million people across the…

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Survey highlights consumer interest in health insurance coverage

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Some consumers may opt for fines rather than insurance Princeton Survey Research Associates has released the results of a new survey that suggests many people may be willing to pay fines rather than purchase health insurance coverage in the U.S. According to federal law, all U.S. citizens must have active health insurance policies beginning on January 1, 2014. Those failing to meet this requirement could face fines that could be as much as 1% of a person’s annual income. While the law is meant to institute financial penalties in January…

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Survey: “Would You Trade Your Privacy For Lower Car Insurance Rates?”

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Survey and Guide by CarInsuranceCalculator.info According to a recent press release, the NHTSA aims for all cars manufactured after 2014 to come with a little black box (Event Data Recorder – EDR). Proponents stress increased safety and savings on insurance premiums, while opponents underline the threat to privacy and even forecast increased premiums; CarInsuranceCalculator.info wraps up and issues a survey to ask consumers how much do they value their privacy. The initiative by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would require all cars manufactured after August next year to…

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Insurance news from U.S. policyholders reveals they’re spending more

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37 percent of American survey respondents say they spent more over the last 12 months. The results of a survey of policyholders in the United States are making insurance news as they have revealed that Americans believe they have spent more for their coverage over the last year. The majority feel that the reason for this increase in spending is due to higher premiums. Among the participants in this Princeton Survey Research Associates International insurance news making study, 37 percent claimed that they had spent a larger amount last year…

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Siegel+Gale releases new insurance industry survey

Insurance industry is confusing for consumers

Complexity of insurance industry noted in new Siegel+Gale survey Insurance can be a complicated matter. While many insurers offer coverage that is somewhat straightforward in concept, the language used in policies can be profoundly confusing, even for those well versed in insurance legalese. Insurance policies are often worded in a particular manner so as to limit legal liability. While this protects the insurance industry from rampant and excessive lawsuits, it also ensures that many policies can only be deciphered by a lawyer. This is a real problem for consumers, according to…

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Auto insurance takes many non-driving factors into account when calculating premiums

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Rates are determined by many things, not all of which occur behind the wheel. Auto insurance companies take many different factors into account when they calculate the premiums that will be paid every month by their policyholders, but not all of them have to do with driving. There are many additional elements such as occupation, education, and ZIP codes that can also be included. A consumer group is now taking action against some of these behaviors by asking New York insurance commissioners to limit the ability of insures to apply…

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Auto insurance pricing draws ire of consumer advocacy group

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Survey shows consumers believe auto insurance pricing is unfair The Consumer Federation of America, a consumer advocacy group, has released the results of a survey it conducted last week concerning how people feel about their auto insurance coverage. The group suggests that, according to the survey, many consumers feel that they are facing unfair pricing practices concerning their auto insurance coverage. These consumers claim that their policies are being prices based on information concerning their occupation, education level, and marital status. Group finds that certain factors hold significant influence over…

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