US government intends to take $4.7 billion from health insurance companies

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A new Medicare regulation will aggressively audit Advantage plans for indications of overbilling. The Biden administration has announced a new rule designed to crack down in Medicare private plans that have allowed insurance companies to overcharge the US government. The regulation is seeking a more aggressive approach to auditing the Medicare Advantage program’s plans. The Medicare Advantage program enrolls almost 50 percent of all the beneficiaries of Medicare. According to the Biden administration, it is expecting to recoup as much as $4.7 billion from insurance companies that have overcharged the…

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Agents promise auto insurance is available to Kia and Hyundai owners

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Even as some insurers refuse to cover the vehicles in various parts of the country, policies still exist. As was reported last week on Live Insurance News, State Farm and Progressive have announced that they are no longer selling auto insurance to certain models of Kia and Hyundai cars in various cities in the United States because the vehicles are too easy to steal. That said, agents in those regions are promising owners of those models that policies are still available. Kia and Hyundai owners afraid of losing their coverage…

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Car insurance rose by at least 25 percent last year in three US states

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American drivers are braced for more increases in the premiums they’re paying on their auto policy. Across the US, there were three states that experience car insurance price increases by 25 percent last year, and experts are cautioning American motorists that the premiums are expected to continue rising. As much as auto premiums rose last year, 2023 is likely to see policies getting more expensive. Interest rate increases, inflation, the volatility of gas prices, and a spectrum of other causes have sent car insurance rates skyward in the last year.…

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Lisa Marie Presley had a $35 million life insurance policy when she died

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Tabloids have been speculating about family turmoil regarding the policy’s multimillion dollar payout. Though news reports have focused on the many millions of dollars in debt Lisa Marie Presley was facing by the end of her life, it seems that she was also covered by a $35 million life insurance policy worth $35 million. According to media reports, Lisa Marie Presley had taken out two separate policies. The media reports have indicated that the life insurance policies Lisa Marie Presley had taken out were for $25 million and for $10…

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More than 16 million Americans enroll in Obamacare health insurance

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This figure represents a record-breaking number of enrollments into the Affordable Care Act’s coverage. Over 16.3 million people across the United States purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the most recent open enrollment period, for a record number of enrollees since the program initially launched a decade ago. The enrollments took place between November 1, 2022, and January 15, 2023. The 16.3 million people who purchased their health insurance through the ACA represents an increase of about 2 million people over the number of enrollees from…

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State Farm issues tips for Teen Driver Awareness Month

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This January, the insurer is reminding parents that setting a good example can make a difference. State Farm is honoring January as Teen Driver Awareness Month by reminding parents that setting a good example can make a difference to their teen’s driving habits and yes, they will get through this. Parental driving habits are the top influence on the behaviors of new young drivers. Teen Driver Awareness Month data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the driving habits of a young driver’s parents are the top influence…

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State Farm and Progressive refuse auto insurance coverage for Hyundai and Kia vehicles

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Some of the vehicles from those South Korean automakers are simply too easy to steal. Hyundai and Kia vehicles that use physical ignition keys are so easy to steal – needing nothing more specialized than a USB cable – that major US auto insurance companies have started to refuse to cover them. So far, this appears to be a trend isolated to Columbus and Denver, Ohio, but it is spreading. Progressive released a media statement in which it confirmed that it would not be issuing new auto insurance policies to…

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