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    Metro Councilman with no car insurance told police he’s covered

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The law says if you want to drive, you need insurance. But NewsChannel 5 Investigates found one Metro Councilmember has been not only driving without insurance but he’s also been telling people and even police that he has it. Jenna Smith and her boyfriend were involved in an accident with Councilman Jonathan Hall back in October. It happened on Rosa Parks Boulevard. The couple is upset Hall wasn’t cited for driving without insurance. Metro police insist he did not get special treatment because the officer didn’t recognize him until he was about to leave. Police say  

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    Unvaccinated workers pay more for health insurance at some companies : NPR

    Passengers check bags for a Delta Air Lines, Inc. flight during the COVID-19 pandemic at Los Angeles International Airport. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images Passengers check bags for a Delta Air Lines, Inc. flight during the COVID-19 pandemic at Los Angeles International Airport. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images As Covid cases surged over the summer, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian took action: Unvaccinated workers would have to pay an extra $200 a month for their health insurance, starting Nov. 1. It felt less onerous than the vaccine mandate imposed on  

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    I found two old life insurance policies. How can we collect?

    Q. I found two old life insurance accounts being held by the state for my grandfather, who died in 1977. Apparently, the funds were never disbursed because the address was spelled wrong, so the accounts were considered unclaimed. None of his children, including my mother, are alive today. There are six other adult grandchildren besides myself. How is this money obtained and how is it disbursed? — Confused A. That must have been a surprising find. Insurance claims can be made at any time, even years after the death of the policy holder, said Regina Spielberg, an estate planning attorney  

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    A Strategic Vision for Medicaid And The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    Protecting and strengthening Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a critical priority for the Biden-Harris Administration. Medicaid and CHIP provide essential health care coverage for over 80 million individuals and families, including low-income adults, over 40 percent of all children in the United States, older adults, and people with disabilities. Medicaid also covers 42 percent of all births in the nation. Two-thirds of these births are to Black, Hispanic, or American Indian/Alaskan Native people. In addition to providing coverage of physical health care, Medicaid is the largest payer for long term services and supports,  

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    Insurance company fighting payment of $62 million judgment against TEH Realty affiliates

    An insurer for affiliates of a former Kansas City-area landlord has asked a federal judge to say the insurance company should not have to pay any part of a $62 million judgment. That historic judgment entered in Jackson County court last year cited unsafe living conditions in apartments owned and managed by an affiliate of TEH Realty.The North American Capacity Insurance company filed an amended federal lawsuit earlier this week. The suit asks a judge to confirm it rescinded coverage of four insurance policies for affiliates of TEH Realty, citing the affiliates’ failure to notify the insurance company of apartment  

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    Lawrence is miles from the ocean. But homeowners are seeing huge increases for flood insurance

    Sitting in his office a stone’s throw from the Merrimack River in Lawrence, insurance agent Evan Silverio marveled at the numbers on his computer screen. He said it’s long been common for homeowners here to pay several thousand dollars a year for flood insurance. The city has three rivers running through its center — the tributary Shawsheen, Spicket and Merrimack rivers — and many properties at low elevations. But on Oct. 1, Silverio said the cost of flood premiums seemed to go haywire. One customer who previously paid $300 a year in flood coverage just got a new quote for  

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    A call center helps Americans access Obamacare. They struggle to afford their own insurance.

    It has been, in the words of one unhappy Mississippi call center worker, “a hard pill to swallow.” Every day Lanycha Hall, who works for the federal contractor Maximus at its facility in Hattiesburg, helps people enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans. But Hall said she can’t afford her own company-sponsored health insurance. “When I realized I couldn’t afford that because my deductible was so high, I just had to take a day off because I just couldn’t focus on helping everyone while I couldn’t afford my own medicine,” she said. Hall’s co-worker Sherry Collier said they “work  

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    VA life insurance milestone: FSGLI has provided for millions of military families

    On Nov. 1, 2021, VA will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI), which began covering military families in 2001. Since that date, VA has paid nearly $1.7 billion in claims and currently provides 8.9 million service member dependents with life insurance. “The FSGLI program exemplifies VA’s mission to take care of our Veterans, their dependents and survivors,” said acting Under Secretary for Benefits Thomas Murphy. “For 20 years, the program has been another way for us to honor the men and women who have served this nation.” Authorized by the Veterans’ Survivor Benefits Improvement  

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