93 Percent of employees content with their health insurance plans

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The vast majority of workers are happy with the employer sponsored coverage they’re receiving. Most Americans are content with the employer-sponsor health insurance coverage they have and identified it as the most important benefit that they can receive from an employer, according to a Seven Letter Insight poll conducted on behalf of the Protecting Americans’ Coverage Together (PACT) campaign. The survey included the participation of 2,334 respondents covered by employer-sponsored plans. The health insurance poll took place between November 14 and November 19, 2022. The coverage was identified as the…

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How to Manage Your Finances More Effectively

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As 2022 draws to a close and people look towards the new year, it can be time to think about what went well in the year and where there is room for improvement. Many people make new years resolutions in the coming weeks, and these can range from getting fitter and losing weight to giving up bad habits such as smoking or drinking to excess. As the new year approaches, many people will take a critical look at their finances. Over the last year, there has been a steady rise…

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MCA, Trucking Business, and Role of Trucking Business in Economy

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The Motor Carrier Authority (MCA) is a regulatory agency that is responsible for overseeing the trucking business in the United States. Established by Congress in 1935, the MCA is a branch of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and is tasked with ensuring that trucking companies and their drivers comply with federal laws and regulations. One of the main functions of the MC authority is to issue operating authority to freight companies to meet legal demands. In order to obtain operating authority, a trucking company must have a valid USDOT number,…

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How Do You Get a New DOT Number, and Why Do You Need One?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issues Department of Transportation (DOT) numbers to commercial vehicles that have been registered.  All carrier vehicles that exceed specified weight limits carry a minimum number of paying passengers or travel across state lines are required to have DOT numbers. Local DOT regulations also apply in the majority of states. Dot Certification: What Does It Mean? With DOT certification, a driver can demonstrate that they are qualified to operate commercial vehicles on highways and roads. Most states require DOT certification to use commercial motor vehicles, such…

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Allstate reminds consumers of the importance of identity protection during the holidays

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Scammers are taking aim at consumers shopping at this time of year, as well as at student loan borrowers. At this time of year, identity protection products can be particularly helpful to consumers, said a recent news release from Allstate, cautioning consumers about criminals targeting holiday shoppers and federal student loan borrowers. About a tenth of Americans have been victims of scams having to do with federal student debt forgiveness. About two in five of the student loan scam victims are contacted a minimum of once per week, according to…

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Gov Desantis signs Florida insurance bill to stabilize the state’s property market

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The intention is to bring stability to the crumbling market, but whether it will work has yet to be seen. Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has signed a new Florida insurance bill into law with the hopes of bringing considerably greater stability to a market that has been experiencing a downward spiral, particularly this year. How much it will work and, if so, when it will have an impact, will be interesting to watch. Among the primary goals of the bill was to help deter Florida insurance claims from ending up…

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State Farm releases winter preparedness tips for auto insurance customers

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The insurer is hoping to support its policyholders in avoiding becoming stranded during holiday travel. State Farm is hoping that this holiday season will be easy on its policyholders and has issued winter preparedness tips to its auto insurance policyholders to help them to get where they want to be safely and without finding themselves stranded along the way. Poor road conditions will happen but being ready for it can make all the difference to safety. State Farm has issued a list of helpful tips and tools that all drivers…

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