Do You Know What Personal Injury Insurance Covers?

Personal injury insurance or personal injury protection (PIP) is an extension of the typical car insurance. It will provide coverage for treatment and medical expenses that are connected to injuries sustained during an automobile accident. Understanding what personal injury insurance covers will help you decide whether it is the right coverage for you and for your family. Basics of Personal Injury Insurance: Although most common in cases connected to automobile accidents, this type of coverage may also be provided for personal injuries and emotional distress resulting from defamation or libel.…

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Common Family Financial Problems and Their Solutions

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 Today’s financial worries hit home… The harsh economic realities of recent years have caused many families to  struggle financially. There are several areas in which a family can get into trouble. The following are 5 common areas of distress, and realistic solutions for each. Underwater Mortgage After the recent economic crisis, many families found themselves with an underwater mortgage. Basically, they owed more on their house than it was worth. The first step, especially if a homeowner wants to stay in the home, is to get the house reappraised. If…

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Allstate initiates $6.3 million lawsuit to recover funds from New York area fraud

Allstate Insurance Company has filed an insurance fraud case worth $6.3 million in order to recover the money they lost from fraud by 83 defendants from the New York area. This is the seventh fraud complaint initiated by the insurer this year. The lawsuit was filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) as well as some common law principles. It claims that the 83 defendants took part in parallel, though separate, strategies to use misleading and fraudulent bills when making insurance claims with Allstate for durable medical…

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Insurance statistics for 2011 look grim

According to a recent survey, a large percent of the 50 million people in the U.S. who are uninsured, have practically no savings. On the average, families with no insurance can only afford to pay off about 12 percent of their total hospital bill. The uncompensated cost of care (health care the uninsured can’t pay) is more than 70 billion dollars a year. Another survey shows that last year 75 million adults did not get health care they needed; they skipped doctor appointments, went without prescription medication, didn’t go to…

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