Minnesota and New York file Trump administration lawsuit over health care funding cuts

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The states have sued the administration for having slashed federal funding for their low-income populations. The state of Minnesota has filed a new Trump administration lawsuit, challenging the decision to cut federal funding for the state’s public health care program. The program is designed to assist those who are employed but who remain below the poverty line. Attorney General Lori Swanson first announced the legal action at the end of last week. The purpose of Minnesota’s Trump administration lawsuit is to stop the federal government for being able to put…

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New York auto insurance rate calculation factors may soon drastically change

New York auto insurance rate calculations

A new proposed rule would stop education and employment from affecting a policyholder’s premiums. State Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo proposed a change to the New York auto insurance rate calculations. The change would stop insurance companies from using a motorist’s education level or job from being used as a factor in determining that driver’s rates. The only exception is if the insurance company can prove the job status or education level directly affects driving. The proposed New York auto insurance rules change would only allow insurers to continue using…

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Boxing event insurance will soon be available in New York

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The sport’s promoters have found themselves placing one date after the next on hold due to a lack of coverage. Boxing event insurance is finally on its way to New York to reduce the struggles faced by the sport’s promoters in the state. At least four dates have already been postponed or placed on hold with the New York State Athletic Commission between January and March. The reason is that it wasn’t clear whether or not it would be possible to obtain coverage for them. Without the right insurance coverage,…

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New York auto insurance companies may be stopped from asking a person’s occupation

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The state regulator is considering implementing a ban on the use of a customer’s job to calculate premiums. New York auto insurance premiums calculations may soon deviate from strategies used by most U.S. states. The industry regulator is currently deciding whether or not to ban the practice of using a customer’s occupation as a factor in calculating rates. The New York Department of Financial Services has asked leading insurers why the practice is used. It has requested this information from Allstate Corp., the Geico unit at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Progressive…

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New Yorkers have more time to enroll in state’s health insurance exchange

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State extends enrollment deadline to ensure more people have the insurance coverage they need Those living in New York will have more time to purchase health insurance coverage through the state’s exchange in order to ensure that they are covered on January 1, 2016. The New York State of Health is eager to see more consumers enroll for coverage and avoid facing a federal fine associated with being uninsured. With the enrollment activity that the state’s insurance exchange has been experiencing this month, state officials are hoping that the extended…

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Enrollments in New York health insurance spike

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This year, there have been a large number of people who have purchased coverage in the state. Since the start of this year, there has been a considerable increase in the number of people who have enrolled for New York health insurance through the state’s official exchange marketplace. There are a number of reasons that New Yorkers seem to have jumped on board the coverage bandwagon. Western New York Health-care Association president, John Bartimole, has stated that one of the primary reasons that there has been an increase in participation…

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Health insurance rates to rise in New York in 2016

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Insurance premiums are growing for those with coverage in New York Health insurance rates in New York are expected to rise next year. This is a trend that is becoming more common throughout the country, as insurers seek approval to raise premiums in order to recover from financial losses associated with increasingly expensive medical claims. In New York, regulators have been challenging major rate increases and have managed to find some success. As such, rates are expected to increase by a modest degree, well below what the average increase would…

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New Yorkers struggle to find health insurance coverage

New York Health Insurance

Federal law has helped make insurance more affordable, but not for everyone Many of those living in New York are still unable to afford health insurance coverage, despite the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The federal law provides many people with subsidies that can offset the cost of coverage, but even with subsidies, New Yorkers are finding it difficult to afford the policies they need. A recent survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that cost is the greatest barrier preventing people from purchasing health insurance coverage. Majority…

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New Yorkers can now prove they have auto insurance with their smartphones

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Another state has now joined the growing number across the country allowing for electronic proof formats. According to a recent announcement from a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the state has now implemented a regulation that will make it possible for drivers to be able to show their proof of auto insurance either in the traditional way with a paper card, or in an electronic format that can be displayed on mobile device screens. The new proof of insurance regulation has actually been in effect…

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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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