Insurance giants Allstate and State Farm file fraudulent billing suits against healthcare providers

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The two carriers have each filed separate lawsuits against medical doctors and their clinics. Two U.S. insurance giants have each filed a lawsuit against medical doctors as well as the pain management clinics of those healthcare providers. The doctors and clinics have been accused of submitting bills to the insurers for unnecessary medical procedures conducted on victims of vehicle crashes. The lawsuits are against both the clinics and the doctors who own them and provide healthcare there. One of the two insurance giants, Allstate Insurance, filed a lawsuit in the…

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State Farm auto insurance rates drop in several states (including the most expensive)

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The insurer has announced that drivers in many states will be feeling a bit of relief from their rates. State Farm auto insurance rates are falling in a number of states, including two of the most expensive places to drive in the country. Two states that will experience relief over what they had been paying include Michigan and Louisiana. Michigan drivers – who pay, on average, more than any other motorists in the country – will see an average State Farm auto insurance rate reduction of 3.5 percent. In total,…

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Camp Fire lawsuit filed against PG&E

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Insurance claims for the record breaking wildfire have now reached billions of dollars. Three major insurance companies have filed a Camp Fire lawsuit against PG&E as a result of the billions of dollars in claims they are expecting. The lawsuit is only the latest major challenge PG&E faces due to the massive Californian wildfire. The insurance companies that have each filed a Camp Fire lawsuit against PG&E include Allstate Insurance Co, State Farm, and USAA. PG&E has already confessed that it was aware of a high voltage transmission tower close…

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State Farm homeowners insurance customers may soon receive a refund

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The same may be said for many renters insurance policyholders in California. State Farm homeowners insurance and renters insurance customers in California may soon be receiving refund payments. The insurer is sending the checks to customers as a result of a decision made by the state Department of Insurance. The California Department of Insurance told State Farm it needed to repay policyholders due to excessive rates. The department deemed the rates charged to State Farm homeowners insurance and renters insurance customers to be excessive. As a result, about 250,000 policyholders…

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State Farm auto insurance losses are higher than ever before

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The insurer lost more money on car policies throughout 2016 than it has in its almost century-long existence. State Farm auto insurance lost more money providing drivers with coverage in 2016 than they have in any other year since its creation 95 years ago. All told, the insurance company lost about $7 billion within the vehicle coverage segment of its business. State Farm auto insurance is by far the biggest vehicle insurer in the United States. It received $35.8 billion in claims and adjustment expenses in 2016. That total, in…

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State Farm Insurance and other insurers slapped with Washington fines

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The state’s insurance commissioner has issued the penalties to brokers and agents as well. Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has slapped State Farm Insurance, other insurers, agents and brokers with a number of fines throughout January. These fines totaled $15,000 and were issued for having violated the state’s insurance industry regulations. The largest fines the commissioner doled out were to State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. from Bloomington, Indiana. State Farm Insurance saw two thirds of the total fines from the Washington insurance commissioner. They were ordered to pay $10,000…

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State Farm Insurance rate reductions are inadequate, billions in fines may follow

California State Farm Insurance Rate Notice of Noncompliance

The California Department of Insurance has issued a notice of noncompliance to the insurer. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered a State Farm insurance rate reduction in December 2016. The Department of Insurance has now issued a noncompliance notice to the insurer for failing to reduce premiums as mandated. The insurance company was ordered to reduce renters and homeowners insurance rates by an average of 7 percent. This State Farm insurance rate decrease would save consumers $84 million over the span of a year. Moreover, the insurance company was also…

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