California health insurance to be made available for undocumented immigrants

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The coverage will be offered to the millions of people in the state who spend and pay taxes there. Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that California health insurance will be offered to all undocumented immigrants throughout the state. This will make the state the first in the country to make the plans available to all undocumented immigrants. “This is a victory for the millions of undocumented Californians who contribute $3.7 billion in state and local taxes and over $40 billion in spending power to our economy ever year,” said State…

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Avoid pet insurance claims by preparing for Fourth of July Fireworks

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This weekend will be a stressful one for millions of dogs and cats, but they can be kept safe. The Fourth of July seems like an unsuspecting time for pet insurance claims to spike, as it is a time of celebration, fun foods, sparklers and fireworks displays. That said, for dogs, cats and other animals, the fireworks are terrifying and can lead to altered behaviors. Many animals suffer from noise phobia. This can cause dogs and cats to find themselves in fight-or-flight mode. It can make them shake from fear…

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Long-term care insurance premiums are rising as benefits are reduced

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Approximately 70 percent of Americans will require LTC of some form in their lifetimes. Purchasing long-term care insurance is a daunting task for many Americans, who are finding policies increasingly difficult to afford, while they watch the benefits shrinking despite the rising cost. Many Americans find themselves frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to find affordable policies. This particular issue isn’t quite new to the long-term care insurance industry. Prices have been rising for several years while insurers cut back on what the provide in their policies. The reason is primarily…

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Earthquake insurance claims cause the third highest number of consumer complaints

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The Australian Financial Complaints Authority recorded COVID and flood emergency claims in first and second. Earthquake insurance claim are responsible for the third most consumer complaints, behind only claims relating to COVID and those associated with flood emergencies, according to new data from the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) based on Queensland and New South Wales filings. As of June 22, the AFCA had already received more than 350 complaints about claims from a September quake. The town of Mansfield in Victoria, Australia, suffered a 5.9 magnitude earthquake September 22,…

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EU watchdog seeks harmonized insurance policy protection strategy

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Consumers across the European Union are increasingly purchasing coverage from outside their countries. Harmonized insurance policy protection strategies of last resort are now necessary throughout the EU as the trend in which consumers in members states purchase coverage from outside their country of residence continues to rise, said the bloc’s insurance regulator this week. The cross-border premiums have been rapidly rising over the last half decade compared to domestic rates. European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Chair Petra Hielkema explained that premiums people are paying for cross-border insurance policy…

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Florida insurance market reaches crisis point with another insurer bankruptcy

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As insurers rapidly depart the market, even recent legislation isn’t having a fast enough impact. The Florida insurance market for property coverage has been rapidly stumbling again following storms in recent years. As a result, the insurers that aren’t withdrawing are going bankrupt. FedNat is the latest of the insurers to cancel the homeowners’ policies it’s been selling in the state. Florida insurance has reached a desperate level. This latest withdrawal of FedNat will cancel another 68,200 policies in the state, following a massive trend of coverage cancellation there. Homeowners…

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