Tennessee advocacy groups seek to raise awareness of coming health insurance exchanges

The full breadth of last year’s health care reform will come into effect beginning in 2014. Many states have yet to take the appropriate steps to conform to new health care regulation set up by the federal government and residents of states are still suffering from a lack of knowledge regarding the coming changes. Tennessee officials have been laboring to teach citizens about health care reform by showing them how the changes will affect their lives. While many in the state may disapprove of the federal reform, Tennessee officials have…

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Tennessee gay couple claims hate crime…insurance company says fraud

American National Property and Casualty Company in Tennessee have brought a federal lawsuit against a couple in an effort to void their homeowner’s insurance policy. The couple’s Tennessee home burnt in September last year and the insurance company is alleging arson on the homeowner’s part and denying the claim. There are more details involved which complicate the case even further; the couple is gay and has alleged that a former neighbor is the one who set their house on fire. The couple claimed the neighbor has harassed them for five…

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Tennessee legislation brings insurance jobs and more

The Tennessee State Government is expected to make changes to its laws regarding captive insurance this week. A bill that would allow the formation of new captive insurance companies is on its way to Governor Bill Haslam’s office, where it is likely to receive his signature and be passed into law.  The state has not passed any new legislation regarding captives since 1990, which fostered in 16 new companies. According to legislators, the bill will not only bring jobs to the state, but also provide insurance companies more incentive to…

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Could be just the beginning as deadly storms rip through the U.S.

Spring storms tore through the southern portion of the states last week leaving massive damage and loss of life in its aftermath. Virginia is no stranger to bad weather; over the last sixty years, they’ve had almost 600 tornados. But the previous storms were not like this one. Initial figures have eleven deaths total, and over 7.5 million in damages in one county. Virginia is used to getting thunderstorms and even tornados. However, most are EF1, or an EF2 and short lived. They don’t stay formed for very long and…

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More and more people driving without insurance

The high unemployment rates and continuing poor economy have affected almost everyone across the United States. When people lose a job they start looking at where they can cut their bills to make ends meet. Unfortunately, sometimes their car insurance is one of the areas that get cut. The rate of uninsured drivers for 2010 hit 16.1 percent. Several states have amended previous insurance requirements, or changed the minimum amounts a driver is required to carry. Some states have changed coverage that was once mandatory, like underinsured motorist, and made…

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