Insurance companies have halted cargo coverage for Ukrainian grain

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Insurers have withdrawn their coverage products for shipments of grain leaving Ukraine. Insurance companies have put a stop to the coverage they were providing to cargo shipments from Ukraine through a safe corridor backed by the UN after Russia announced the suspension of its participation, according to industry sources and recent media reports. The export deal between Russia and Ukraine in July was intended to ease a global hunger crisis. The July export deal was brokered by the United Nations and Turkey to ease the world hunger crisis that was…

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Health insurance coverage levels rise in communities of color

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Department of Health and Human Services data recorded substantial improvements from 2020 to 2022. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a report in which its data showed that communities of color have recorded considerable improvements in health insurance coverage from 2020 to 2022. The improvements are credited in part to increased outreach efforts for enrollment and enhanced affordability. From 2020 to 2022, there was a 56 percent increase in health insurance coverage enrollment rates among Hispanic people through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Among Black Americans,…

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Health insurance rates will be higher for Colorado residents next year

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State residents buying their coverage through the state exchange will see higher prices for 2023. Residents of Colorado are seeing higher health insurance rates for 2023 when they shop for their coverage on the state exchange instead of receiving their plans through their employers. The average increase is 10.4 percent across all plans, while employers are also seeing increases. Health insurance rates are rising by 7.4 percent for small employers who have up to 100 workers. The state took longer than usual to announce their final figures for 2023 but…

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Federal health insurance marketplace gives preview of Open Enrollment offerings

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The Biden-Harris Administration is allowing for some window-shopping for US consumers. The 10th Open Enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace will begin tomorrow, but US consumers can check out what will be available early, with window shopping for plan choice, affordability and quality. The federal exchange officially starts accepting enrollments tomorrow, but today you can have a look. Consumers can head to the health insurance marketplace to preview the options available to them and to consider which coverage best suits their needs and where they can save money. The…

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California agents seek an end to the auto insurance rate moratorium

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A group representing the agents says it is having a negative impact in the state. A California auto insurance group has become quite vocal about their opinion against Commissioner Lara’s recent rate moratorium. According to the agents, the commissioner’s moratorium is negatively impacting state consumers. The American Agents Alliance has stated that they are opposed to Lara’s auto insurance rate moratorium in California. The alliance is based in Sacramento, California, and is an association of professionals in the insurance industry. “Commissioner Lara’s Rate Moratorium and his refusal to process automobile…

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Florida to pay up to $5M in insurance deductibles for hurricane victims

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Low- and moderate-income families most affected by Hurricane Ian may qualify for this support. The Florida Housing Finance Corporation is offering $5 million to help pay the insurance deductibles of low- and moderate-income victims of Hurricane Ian, announced Governor Ron DeSantis. The money is meant to help those families to cover the out-of-pocket portion of their home coverage. The corporation functions as the housing finance agency in the state and receives funding from the state for the SHIP program (State Housing Initiatives Partnership). There is $5 million reserved for use…

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Toyota auto insurance takes its first steps into Texas

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The automaker’s branded coverage product launched at the end of last year and is expanding. Toyota auto insurance (TAI), the automaker’s branded coverage product which launched last December, has now announced that it is moving into Texas for the first time. Texas is the second largest market in the United States and will be an important move for the insurer. The insurer called the move a “major milestone” for its product. Including Texas, TAI is now available in eight US states, including Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee,…

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