• Home Insurance

    When and how to file a home insurance claim | Business

    Most people buy home insurance with the intent of never filing a claim. When a claim occurs, not knowing what to do increases an already stressful situation. Let me share the knowledge I’ve gained from 46 years of handling claims. First rule: Make sure everyone who lives in your home is safe. That can range from getting people out of a damaged structure to making sure they have food, water clothing and a new place to stay while the dwelling is being repaired. Do not hesitate to call 911. These are trained people who not only can dispatch aid, but  

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  • Health Insurance

    Why Hospitals and Health Insurers Didn’t Want You to See Their Prices

    This year, the federal government ordered hospitals to begin publishing a prized secret: a complete list of the prices they negotiate with private insurers. The insurers’ trade association had called the rule unconstitutional and said it would “undermine competitive negotiations.” Four hospital associations jointly sued the government to block it, and appealed when they lost. They lost again, and seven months later, many hospitals are simply ignoring the requirement and posting nothing. But data from the hospitals that have complied hints at why the powerful industries wanted this information to remain hidden. It shows hospitals are  

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  • Finance

    Wisconsin Democrats Renew Push To Tighten State Campaign Finance Laws

    The amount of money someone could donate to a statewide political campaign in Wisconsin would be cut in half under a proposal unveiled by several Democratic state lawmakers Tuesday.  The proposed change, which is part of a package of seven bills related to campaign finance, is aimed at limiting big money donors and shedding more light on money in politics, sponsors said.  Speaking at a Capitol press conference Tuesday morning, Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, said donations to candidates by groups like political action committees have grown too large since GOP-backed changes to state campaign finance laws in 2015. Those changes  

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  • Business News

    The U.S. now has more job openings than any time in history

    In another drastic reminder of just how fundamentally the pandemic has distorted the labor market, the number of open jobs soared to a record 10.1 million in June, according to the latest monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary. As the economy rebounds — even while the delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading in poorly vaccinated parts of the United States — businesses are scrambling to add staff. “This adds an exclamation point or two to the sense of urgency employers are feeling,” said Mark Hamrick, chief financial analyst at Bankrate. “The  

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  • Insurance

    U.K. Travel: Travel Insurance for England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland

    We may receive payment from affiliate links included within this content. Our affiliate partners do not influence our editorial opinions or analysis. To learn more, see our Advertiser Disclosure. International travel restrictions are lifting, so you may be ready to book a U.K. trip and take in the history, culture and landscape—and maybe get in some Royals watching. Although travel insurance is not mandatory to visit the United Kingdom, it’s a lovely idea to buy a solid travel insurance plan. Related: Compare & Buy Travel Insurance For 2021 Covid-related travel concerns are a top priority for many travelers, reports Gail  

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  • Loans

    Student loan repayment pause extended until 2022, Biden admin announces

    Laura Fink, Gianno Caldwell on cancelling student loan debt, taxes The Department of Education extended a pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections, allowing borrowers more time to plan amid renewed concerns about COVID-19 due to the delta variant.  “The payment pause has been a lifeline that allowed millions of Americans to focus on their families, health, and finances instead of student loans during the national emergency,” Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement. “As our nation’s economy continues to recover from a deep hole, this final extension will give students and borrowers the time they need  

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  • Business Marketing

    10 Small Business Marketing Trends That Are Here to Stay

    What is one small business marketing trend that is here to stay, even after the pandemic? To help small businesses navigate marketing trends in a post-pandemic world, we asked business leaders and marketing experts this question for their best advice. From boosting customer reviews to collaborating with influencers, there are several tips that may help your small business utilize marketing trends that are here to stay, even after the pandemic. Here are ten tips regarding small business marketing trends that are here to stay: Showing Gratitude Boosting Customer Reviews Interactive Content Mobile Friendly Data-Driven Marketing 

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  • Financial Analysis

    Combatting Illicit Economies Programme 2021 (Latin America)

    The Combatting’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund partners with countries in Latin America to tackle threats including serious organised crime (from drugs to money laundering to environmental crime), grand corruption and instability/conflict. There are various channels used to move money internationally – whether incoming or outgoing – such as, but not limited to, trade, banking positions, foreign direct investment, and portfolio investment. Each of those will have different relative levels of importance to a given country and including as illicit finance moves between countries. Each country may also experience different levels of vulnerability to the misuse of those channels by  

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