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    Unvaccinated Delta Air Lines employees face health insurance surcharge

    Americans infamously vote with their wallets. Turns out, they may get vaccinated against Covid with their wallets, too. In the two weeks since Delta Air Lines announced a $200 monthly health insurance surcharge for unvaccinated employees, 20% of Delta’s unvaccinated employees have already gotten the jab, Dr. Henry Ting, Delta’s chief health officer, said in an Infectious Disease Society of America briefing Thursday. “I think [that’s] a huge number in terms of shifting that group that’s most reluctant,” he said. Of the airline’s 80,000 employees, 20,000 still remain unvaccinated, added Ting, who is also an adjunct professor of medicine at  

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    With Extreme Weather, Home Insurance Will Cost More. If You Can Get It.

    Some people who bought homes in unfamiliar areas or have fewer choices in an overheated market have found after the fact that the properties, particularly older, coastal homes, were uninsurable through traditional means. To get coverage, they have to turn to what is called the surplus market, where the rates set by the state insurance regulator do not apply. An insurer in that market can charge whatever it wants. “Wealthy individuals are buying homes quickly in places like Florida because of a lack of inventory, and before they would have bought a home that was better built for the same  

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    Lebanon Family shocked after insurance denies coverage of water damage caused by pool collapse

    LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) — Just about everything in the Moyer’s basement was ruined when thousands of gallons of water came rushing into their home in Lebanon. “I just heard clanging and banging and that was the basement doors being ripped off their hinges,” said Steve Moyer, homeowner. Harrisburg preschool shutdown after complaint filed Moyer was standing in the above-ground pool in his backyard when it suddenly collapsed. “I was at the one edge of the pool and all of a sudden the opposite end just opened up and I turned around and watched all the water just go out of  

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    New York individual health insurance plan rates to increase 3.7% in 2022

    Albany, N.Y. — New Yorkers with individual health insurance plans will see rates increase by an average of 3.7% in 2022, the state announced today. The rate changes will range from a low of -4.4% for Independent Health in Buffalo to a high of 9.7% for Healthfirst, an insurer in the New York City area. Here are 2022 rate changes for insurers that sell individual policies in Central New York: Excellus, 4.5%; Fidelis, -0.1%; CDPHP, 7%; MVP, 8.5%. About 264,000 New Yorkers are enrolled in individual plans. Another 900,000 New Yorkers are enrolled in small group plans, which cover employers  

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    State Farm Insurance tells Valrico woman to pay $19,000 for damages to neighbor’s house

    Demand letter gives woman 30 days to pay or face a lawsuit over damages caused by a tree limb that fell nearly a year ago by: Shannon Behnken Posted: Aug 13, 2021 / 05:51 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 13, 2021 / 06:20 PM EDT VALRICO, Fla. (WFLA) – A limb from a tree in Judy Hart’s yard fell last September, damaging her fence and her neighbor’s pool cage, fence, and roof. Both she and her neighbor called their insurance companies. Hart’s carrier is Security First Insurance and her neighbor has State Farm. Both neighbors paid their deductibles and the  

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    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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    Former health insurance executive says out-of-pocket costs are ‘outrageous’

    Former health insurance executive Wendell Potter heavily criticized the disparities in care following a new report that ranks the U.S. last in health care among the richest countries despite spending the most. “I thought with the Affordable Care Act being passed we would see some change, but we still bring up the rear of all those developed countries and we are spending more money on health care than in 2004,” Wendell, who is president of the Center for Health and Democracy, said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.” Wendell said all of the other countries outranking the U.S. have one thing in common:  

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    Science, applied: 3 ways AI and ML are advancing the insurance industry

    The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! This article was written by Kea Goins, a Marketing Coordinator at Valkyrie. From maximizing advertisement relevance to customizing user experience, the benefits of applied sciences and advanced data analytics have become more apparent as industries adopt data-driven approaches to create new competitive advantages. In this article, we focus on companies in the insurance industry that are implementing applications of data science to deliver efficient, risk-adjusted solutions by detecting fraudulent activity and providing a personalized customer experience. The best place to start is by looking at  

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