• Vehicle Insurance

    New auto insurance law forcing severely injured people to scramble for scarcer and scarcer care

    The first thing you notice about Jake Veeder is his horrific injuries. The second thing you notice is his absolutely killer smile, the kind that lights up his whole face. His mother is Tricia Smith. She has the same smile. Smith looks way too young to be the 23-year old Veeder’s mother. People mistake the two for brother and sister, or worse, girlfriend and boyfriend, all the time. “I hate it,” Veeder said, with just a tiny hint of that killer smile. I met mother and son, along with Melanie Olson, Veeder’s medical case manager, outside his new home, Maple  

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  • Business News

    Lyft, Uber to cover fees for drivers sued under Texas law

    Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Friday they will cover the legal fees of any driver who is sued under the new law prohibiting most abortions in Texas. The Texas law bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks and often before women know they’re pregnant. Rather than be enforced by government authorities, the law gives citizens the right to file civil suits and collect damages against anyone aiding an abortion — including those who transport women to clinics. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE San  

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  • Home Insurance

    Judge Blocks Florida Property Insurance Law

    A federal judge has blocked the state from enforcing a key part of a new property insurance law designed to combat fraud that prohibits roofing contractors from advertising to potential customers. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker supported the call for a preliminary injunction from Brandon-based Gale Force Roofing & Restoration LLC, which argued the law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 11 violates First Amendment rights by directly penalizing protected speech. “It is also clear that the threatened injuries to plaintiff from banning plaintiff’s truthful commercial speech outweighs the state’s interest in preventing fraud, protecting consumers from exploitation,  

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  • Health Insurance

    Despite law, 20 WA counties don’t offer public-option health plans

    The spotty availability of the new public-option plans is one of several hiccups that arose during the rollout of Washington’s new, government-procured health care program.  Now, Washington legislators think they have found a solution to bring the public-option plans to all of the state’s counties by 2023. Washington was the first state to approve this kind of public-option program, which doesn’t involve the state setting up and running its own insurance plan or providing universal health care, like Medicaid for All.  Instead, the state contracts with private insurers to offer the plans, while setting certain rules and cost limits. The  

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  • Health Insurance

    Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’ Could Get Eliminated By Proposed Law : Shots

    For Charlie Kjelshus, “the birthday rule” meant that dad Mikkel’s plan ― with a high deductible and coinsurance obligation ― was deemed her primary coverage after her stay as a newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit. Mom Kayla’s more generous plan was considered secondary coverage. It left her parents with a huge bill. Christopher Smith for Kaiser Health News hide caption toggle caption Christopher Smith for Kaiser Health News For Charlie Kjelshus, “the birthday rule” meant that dad Mikkel’s plan ― with a high deductible and coinsurance obligation ― was deemed her primary coverage after her stay as a  

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  • Vehicle Insurance

    DeSantis vetoes repeal of no-fault insurance law | Washington Examiner

    Florida lawmakers have pondered repealing the state’s 1970 no-fault insurance law for more than a decade, coming close to doing so in three straight sessions before approving a hotly-debated, but ultimately overwhelmingly supported, revamp this year. The debate, however, didn’t end when Senate Bill 54 was adopted on April 30, the last day of the legislative session. In fact, it intensified as insurers and state officials lobbied Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto SB 54, which would have required Florida’s 16.5 million do away with personal injury protection (PIP) and secure mandatory bodily injury (MBI) coverage by Jan. 1. Although  

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  • Vehicle Insurance

    DeSantis vetoes proposed No Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance law in Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rejected a bill that would have revised motor vehicle insurance coverages in the state. The bill would have required every owner and registrant of a motor vehicle in Florida to have personal injury protection coverage to drive. Josh Duggar child porn trial continued to November; TLC cancels ‘Counting On’ Senate Bill 54, simply titled “Motor Vehicle Insurance” would have mandated drivers have coverage for bodily injury or death coverage in a crash, with a $25,000 coverage cost, and also subjected that limit for one person to $50,000 if two or more  

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  • Insurance

    Governor DeSantis Signs Property Insurance Legislation Into Law

    Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a new property insurance bill into law. The goal behind the measure is to cut down on litigation and stop rising insurance rates, but some question whether the changes will benefit consumers. Even before he signed it, Governor Ron DeSantis was talking up the new property insurance law. During an Enterprise Florida Board of Directors Meeting Governor DeSantis said he thinks the changes will help keep costs down. “We want this to be affordable for homeowners we don’t want it to be something that’s just kind of a pot for litigation,” DeSantis. “And that’s really  

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