Governor Kemp’s Georgia health insurance changes get the federal nod

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The state will become the first in the country to offer federally subsidized plans only through private brokers. The Georgia health insurance system will make the state the first one in the country to offer its residents fully subsidized plans exclusively through private brokers. This will occur as a result of a new plan under approval by the Trump administration. Another portion of this plan will offer Medicaid to certain adults in the lowest income bracket. This new Georgia health insurance rule will mean that able-bodied adults will have access…

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CSG Actuarial Announces Availability of It’s Newest Tool Supporting Insurance Agents: Client Manager

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CSG Actuarial is well known in the insurance industry for its technology product portfolio supporting agencies with clients in the senior market. They just announced a new product, Client Manager, with features that allow users to upload client lists, create segments and run multiple insurance quotes at one time. The new tool saves valuable time by searching multiple senior market product solutions at one time. It is also built to enhance client retention by offering features for proactive filtering of their client data to target specific groups with different product…

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Hispanic representation is particularly low in insurance industry diversity: study

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New Marsh and LAAIA research showed that this demographic is underrepresented and under supported. Insurance industry diversity and inclusion are among the leading themes for companies and organizations in 2020, and as such, many are seeking to understand those who have been underrepresented and under-supported. Companies are seeking to evaluate methods of addressing issues of discrimination and representation. The results of a new Marsh and Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (LAAIA) study has revealed that Hispanic professionals are among those least represented in insurance industry diversity and inclusion efforts.…

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Breast cancer disability insurance claim length average dropped by 2 weeks

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Survivors are heading back to work notably sooner than had previously been recorded. Claims on breast cancer disability insurance have been a top cause of this type of coverage for more than a decade. However, the length of those claims has been getting shorter. In fact, survivors have shortened their time off work by an average of about two weeks. In 2019, the average length of a short-term breast cancer disability insurance claim was 64 days. In 2010, that figure was 78 days. This shows a meaningful change in trends…

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US life insurance has become a “panic buy” due to pandemic

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Experts say that people are buying this coverage out of a fear of death and increased awareness of financial risk. US life insurance is experiencing a considerable rise in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Consumers, young adults in particular, have been purchasing coverage at elevated levels. Since the spring, US life insurance companies have been recording notably higher sales levels than they were at the same time in 2019. The trend has taken off as young adults have seen that thousands of Americans were dying from COVID-19 related illness.…

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Allstate points to Better Arguments project to avoid toxic conversations

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The insurer issued a news release stating that toxicity in communications are “threatening our future.” Allstate Insurance recently issued a news release praising the strategies of The Better Arguments Project. This strategy is meant to help Americans to better navigate the current environment which consists of the “deepest political and cultural divides in our nation’s history.” The insurer acknowledged that the divisions are only worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. According to Allstate, “our collective future depends on Americans’ ability to come together.” However, at the same time, it didn’t…

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Pandemic forces Lloyd’s of London insurance contracts into review

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The massive marketplace is re-examining the way coverage products are designed due to COVID-19. Lloyd’s of London has launched a new review of its insurance contracts, taking a new look at the way products are created and sold. The purpose is to develop simpler products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Insurers have suffered considerable reputational damage due to the complexity of their products. This complexity in insurance contracts has made it difficult for businesses to understand. The result has been a wave of court cases meant to decide whether…

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