Spring home maintenance can help prevent claims, says insurance industry

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The Idaho Department of Insurance has released a list of tips to help homeowners avoid damage. The winter is finally over and while there is still the occasional chance of frost, the time for spring home maintenance projects is definitely upon us. For anyone who was trying to put things off a little longer, take the hint from the insurance industry and use the next sunny day to get moving. The sooner you get the job done, the better prepared your property will be to avoid damage that will lead…

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Idaho officials warn of health insurance fraud

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Fraud activities cause concern for health insurance regulators Idaho residents are being warned by the state’s Department of Insurance to be cautious of fraud concerning the Affordable Care Act. State regulators are suggesting that some consumers may be targeted by malicious groups that seek to exploit the confusion surrounding the federal law. This exploitation could lead to major financial disturbance for some consumers and leave them without adequate health insurance coverage. The Department of Insurance has begun working to inform consumers of what they can look for in order to…

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Federal regulators step in to take charge of Idaho’s review of insurance rates

A number of private insurance companies in Idaho have submitted rate increase proposals to the state’s Department of Insurance. Normally, the issues would be handled by state regulators, but the federal government will be stepping in to handle the investigation beginning in the fall. This move is inspired by an executive order from Governor C.L. Otter, which has banned the state from adhering to the overarching federal health care law. Otter’s order means that the state is unable to comply with federal regulations regarding insurance rates. Because the state cannot…

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