Health insurance expansion headed to Oregon and Kentucky

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The states have dug into a little-used Affordable Care Act policy to help close coverage gap. Kentucky and Oregon have grabbed hold of a little-used Affordable Care Act provision that will make it possible to create a health insurance plan for people with household incomes too high to qualify for the Medicaid programs in their states. The Obama-era policy makes it possible to create the new plan with the support of federal funds. Oregon and Kentucky are hoping that the introduction of these new health insurance plans through the application…

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Florida property insurance special session set to tackle crisis

Florida property insurance - Crisis

Governor Ron DeSantis is calling lawmakers back in May to take on the market’s critical health. State Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he will be calling a special Florida property insurance session in May, bringing lawmakers back to work to try to repair the worst components of the crisis. Atlantic Hurricane Season is rapidly approaching and the homeowners policy market is in a critical state. With Atlantic Hurricane Season about to start on June 1, the governor is holding a special legislative session in May to take on the…

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DeSantis calls special session for Florida property insurance

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Many have called the state’s current situation a crisis as insurers fold and withdraw coverage. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he is calling a special legislature session to address the widespread property insurance struggles faced in the state. The Republican state governor said that the special session will be taking place in May. DeSantis said that the special legislative session will occur in May. Its primary focus will be on the “reform of the property insurance market” and may also focus on a number of other topics. He…

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Insurance commissioners establish new climate risk reporting for insurers

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NAIC announced that 15 states have adopted a new way for these risks to be reported. The spring meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in Kansas City, Missouri, came with an announcement that 15 regulators have adopted a new standard for insurers to use to report risks related to climate change. The bipartisan initiative was led by California’s Ricardo Lara and Florida’s David Altmaier. This initiative led by the California and Florida insurance commissioners complemented the Internal Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The standard of…

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State Farm boat insurance claims frequently involve small objects

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Striking things under the surface of the water are leading to a rising amount of damage. State Farm recently released boat insurance data showing that striking floating or submerged objects are the leading cause of claims for the last five years. The insurer also released recommendations to help watercraft owners to avoid costly damage. While boat insurance is vital to have in case damage happens, what’s even better than having adequate coverage is not having to make a claim in the first place. State Farm is hoping that watercraft owners…

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9 Florida insurance companies selling homeowners’ coverage in liquidation

Florida insurance companies - Hurricane Season

Insurers selling home policies are dropping like flies as hurricane season rapidly approaches. Atlantic hurricane season is rapidly approaching, but homeowners are struggling to find Florida insurance companies to sell them affordable coverage. Premiums have been taking off, but despite the higher expense, policyholders are offered fewer protections. Florida insurance companies are facing a crisis as they attempt to survive in the state’s homeowners’ market. The situation is looking increasingly dire for property owners who are attempting to ensure that they have the coverage they need as the hurricane season…

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Over 14.5 million Americans enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance

Affordable Care Act - 14.5 million Americans - healthcare

Wednesday was the 12-year anniversary of the implementation of Obamacare in the United States. There are 14.5 million Americans currently enrolled in the Affordable Care Act for 2022, according to US government statistics released on Wednesday, the 12-year anniversary of the law’s implementation. That represents a substantial 21 percent increase in enrollment over the numbers from 2021. According to the data released by the federal government, 10.3 million people enrolled in the 33 states across the country that use the federal government’s own marketplace at healthcare.gov. The remaining 4.3 million…

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