Wellness programs are having an impact on health insurance

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Survey shows that wellness programs are becoming much more popular among businesses M3 Insurance has released the results of a new survey concerning workplace wellness programs. These programs are often instituted by employers as a way to cut down on their health insurance premiums. Insurers sometimes offer discounted rates for those participating in these programs as they are making an effort to stay healthy. Those outside of wellness programs tend to have higher rates on average as insurers believe they are more of a financial risk. 77% of businesses in…

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166,000 people in Wisconsin purchase health insurance coverage

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State information shows that more people are purchasing insurance coverage Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has released information concerning the number of people that have acquired health insurance coverage as of June 1 of this year. The state’s Governor, Scott Walker, intends to cut the number of uninsured people throughout Wisconsin in half within the foreseeable future. According to state officials, the number of uninsured people in the state as of March of this year stood at 556,000. Majority of those that have purchased coverage have done so…

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The Most Expensive States for Car Insurance

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The United States is known the world over for being full of motoring fanatics with people loving the old and new models, taking them apart and putting in modern add-ons to improve performance, washing them to keep them clean on an almost daily basis and loving their motorsport. With all of this in mind, you would almost expect the US to be relatively cheap in terms of car insurance. You would also expect that annual insurance prices would be relatively similar across the country. However, there are some significant variations…

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Wisconsin Governor puts a stop to the state’s progress on establishing a health insurance exchange

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has announced that the state will put a halt to its plans to form a health insurance exchange for the time being. Governor Walker claims that further work on an exchange program would be a waste of time if the Supreme Court declares the federal Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The law requires all states to build a health insurance exchange by 2014. If states fail to meet the deadline, the federal government will take charge and build one itself. Governor Walker’s halting of the program could…

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Drivers see lower auto insurance minimums in Wisconsin

A debate has begun in Wisconsin regarding the value of a new law that will allow drivers to save money with  lower limits of  liability coverage for their auto insurance. Drivers will now be able to ask themselves whether or not it will be worth their while to lower their premiums as the minimum auto insurance requirement has been decreased throughout the state. However, many people are hesitating to rush for that initial savings. The reason for this lower minimum is that earlier in 2011, a bill was signed by Governor Scott Walker…

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