Drivers may be paying too much for auto insurance coverage

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Survey suggests that drivers are paying more than they should for insurance coverage Many drivers in the United States may be paying too much for auto insurance coverage, according to a survey from NerdWallet. The survey drew information from 1,000 zip codes throughout the country, including the average rates that insurance companies charge for covering drivers and their vehicles. The survey found that, on average, prices in auto insurance coverage varied by 154% based on zip code. NerdWallet suggests that those shopping around for coverage could find significant savings. Drivers…

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Judge orders insurance companies to submit records from Superstorm Sandy

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The purpose is to help to determine whether or not damage reports had been edited by engineering contractors. An order has now been issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Brown to insurance companies that requires them to submit massive quantities of additional records related to the damage investigated following Superstorm Sandy, which could help to find out whether or not engineering contractors had edited the reports that they had made in order to inaccurately reduce the payouts that were issued to hundreds – or possibly thousands – of victims of…

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Health insurance shopping deadline in New York gets 5 day extension

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Residents of the state now have a little bit more time to be able to shop for their coverage. New Yorkers can now breath a little bit easier because they have just received an extension of five days for the deadline by which they must either purchase or renew their health insurance coverage through the state’s exchange. The deadline for enrollment through the online marketplace is now December 20 for coverage starting with 2015. This additional five days could make all the difference for many people who find this time…

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New York law helps ensure the longevity of life insurance benefits

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Governor Cuomo signs legislation focused on life insurance coverage into law A new law in New York will ensure that consumers will get to keep their life insurance policies if their issuing insurer goes out of business. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who believes that the law is necessary to ensure that consumers retain the coverage that they rely on. Typically, if an insurance company goes out of business, the policies it was responsible for become void, unless they are purchased by another insurance provider.…

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Insurance company AIG to pay $35 million fine

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The American International Group will be paying the penalty to the New York industry regulator. The American International Group insurance company is now required to pay a $35 million penalty for the violations of its former subsidiaries that had been selling coverage without a license in New York. This, according to a statement issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services. According to the statement from the department, former units of AIG had not only been selling within the state without proper licensing, but they had also been…

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New York help line helps resolve problems with health insurance

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Help line established in New York helps consumers voice their complaints about the insurance idnustry A help line established by the New York Attorney General’s Office has helped return millions of dollars to state residents that have been overbilled on their health insurance policies or were denied benefits by their insurer, according to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. The help line was put in place in 2011, giving New York residents an opportunity to voice their concerns regarding insurance companies and how they conduct business. More than $12 million returned…

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Health insurance rates are on their way up next year in NY

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Residents of New York will find that their health plans aren’t quite as affordable as they were for 2014. Regulators in New York have now given their approval to increase health insurance rates for next year, although the hikes in the premiums are not going to be as high as what the industry had initially wanted. The rate increases will also apply to the policies that are being sold on the state’s new exchange. The health insurance rate increases will apply to the policies that are being sold in the…

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