Wisconsin governor signs workers compensation bill into law

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Governor Tony Evers signed Assembly Bill 1073 to make it 2023 Wisconsin Act 213. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed Assembly Bill 1073 regarding improvements to workers compensation in the state, making it 2023 Wisconsin Act 213. The changes were made based on recommendations by the WCAC The Workers Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) made recommendations for the changes to the state system, and these helped to guide the creation of the bill. Governor Evers signed the bill at the State Capitol in his office, in the presence of voting WCAC members,…

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GEICO Offers New Discounts Amid Rising Auto Insurance Rates

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In a bold move to capitalize on increasing auto insurance rates across states such as California, GEICO Corp., part of Warren Buffet’s empire, is offering an attractive discount initiative, the “Welcome Factor,” aimed at expanding its auto insurance business. GEICO’s Fresh Approach to Auto Insurance With the surge in insurance rates, many insurers are taking a step back from writing new policies. However, GEICO is actively inviting new clients by marketing a special discount for those who apply for personal auto insurance. The discount is designed to taper off gradually…

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Colorado Gun Insurance Bill Moves Forward Amid Diverse Opinions

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Article Update: On April 20, the Colorado House passed a bill requiring all gun owners to have liability insurance for accidental firearm discharges, starting January 1, 2025. Representatives Steven Woodrow and Iman Jodeh, HB24-1270 aims to promote responsible gun ownership and was narrowly approved with support from key Democrats. The legislation allows for coverage through existing insurance policies and includes provisions for those unable to afford it. Woodrow emphasized the bill’s role in covering the costs of gun violence and ensuring safer communities, while Jodeh likened the insurance requirement to…

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Biden limits Trump era “junk” short-term health insurance plans

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The goal is to reduce the sale and use of the plans that can leave policyholders footing huge bills. The Biden administration is working on rolling back the short-term health insurance plans that rolled out during the Trump administration.  The purpose is to shrink the use of these “junk” plans that leave patients at risk of paying large medical bills out of their own pockets. The new rule was first proposed in the summer of 2023 This new strategy is a part of a broader effort to reduce the cost…

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Visible minorities in LA County face health care inequalities, survey

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The research was conducted and results released by the Los Angeles County Department of Health The Los Angeles County Department of Health has released its 2023 health care survey results and determined that visible minorities faced a slew of inequities. The survey involved the participation of thousands of residents of the county There were 9,372 adults and 7,391 kids from LA county that participated in the wellness survey. The research examined a range of issues, including everything from health care to insurance access and from housing to the way these…

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