Pennsylvania regulators make changes to health insurance proposals coming from insurers

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Highmark will be overhauling the health insurance plans it offers in the state Highmark Inc., one of the largest providers of health insurance coverage in Pennsylvania, has announced that it will be making changes to the policies it offers in the state. The decision follows action taken by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to reduce several of the rate increase proposals that came from the insurer this year. Highmark had sought to increase premiums for 2016 coverage, but state regulators have determined that rates did not need to be increased by…

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Pennsylvania consumers report surprise costs not covered by their health insurance

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Consumers are receiving unexpected bills from medical professionals that are not covered by their insurance policies Unexpected medical bills are proving to be a surprise to many consumers in Pennsylvania. Many consumers have reported surprise charges for their medical care, though they believed that their health insurance policies would cover these costs. The issue is placing some consumers under greater financial strain, as they were unprepared to cover the costs associated with medical care. The problem may be out-of-network care providers, which consumers are unaware of at the time that…

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Travel insurance tips offered to Pennsylvania vacationers

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The Insurance Department in the state has released advice for residents of the state before they head away. The warming weather means one thing to many people across Pennsylvania, and that is the preparations for the summer vacation season, about which they are now being provided with a range of travel insurance tips. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is reminding vacationers to look into the right insurance coverage. The Insurance Department has released a checklist for people across the state, before they head away on vacation. Being away will impact many…

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Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program receives grant

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Insurance program receives financial aid from National League of Cities Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has received funding that could help expand coverage to those in need. The National League of Cities, a advocacy organization representing some 19,000 cities throughout the U.S., has announced that it has provided CHIP with a $200,000 grant. This funding is meant to improve outreach to those that could benefit from Pennsylvania’s health insurance programs, including Medicaid. Initiatives designed to improve awareness are needed throughout the state, as many people do not realize that…

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Pennsylvania Insurance Department aids in recovery after unusual hailstorm

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Powerful hailstorm causes significant damage to homes and vehicles in Pennsylvania A massive hailstorm has struck Pennsylvania and neighboring states. The storm is being called a particularly “devastating” event and lead to significant damage to property and vehicles. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has begun working with those affected by the power storm, hoping to assist in the recovery process and help consumers better understand their insurance policies and what coverage they have. The damage caused by the hailstorm is still being assessed. State agency brings in out-of-state appraisers to expedite…

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