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March 2007 - Posts

Can't get insurance through your employer? Self employed? Need to get your own private insurance? Here's some things to remember when finding a health insurer on your own:1. Talk to you doctor! If you have to apply for health insurance, talk to your Read More...
Posted on March 29,2007

It doesn't happen often, but it does happen: a story reported by the Florida Times-Union says that Vanguard Fire and Casualty Company was ordered into liquidation, after government officials discovered that it didn't have sufficient reserves to pay Read More...
Posted on March 27,2007

If there is any problem with an insurer that really creates stress, it's the whole issue of getting a valid claim paid. The most frequent type of claim? Well, unless you live in hurricane-battered Florida, the most likely type of claim that you will file Read More...
Posted on March 21,2007

I have generally recommended against identity theft insurance. I thought it was a rip-off when the insurance products provided you with minimal money to get help with a process that could take years. Why bother? I regularly told readers just to buy a Read More...
Posted on March 18,2007

Are you fed up with your current auto insurer? Want to get a new one? Switching from one insurance company to another is not as difficult as you might think -- and it could be well worth any aggravation, if you finally get the right insurer.The issue is Read More...
Posted on March 16,2007

New bill would offer coverage to practically all uninsured children in America In what the New York Times has called a 'building block' to her presidential campaign, New York Senator Hillary Clinton, along with Michigan Representative John D. Dingell, Read More...
Posted on March 14,2007

While you'd never think that Daylight Saving Time and insurance could have anything to do with each other -- they do. In fact, I did a blog post in the past few months about sleep and insurance, and that's where you find that Daylight Saving Time makes a Read More...
Posted on March 10,2007

After following the fall-out from Katrina and the performance of a number of insurers in relation to their claims pay-outs, it seemed to me that we should all be reviewing our insurance carriers very carefully. How do you know when you should ditch your Read More...
Posted on March 8,2007

According to an article by The Advocate, claims for Hurricane Rita total $5.4 billion. In fact, Hurricane Rita generated more than 420,000 insurance claims in Texas and Louisiana combined. This could be a surprise since Rita has been overshadowed by Read More...
Posted on March 6,2007

A.I.G. posted fourth quarter net income of $3.44 billion, even with the fall-out from 2005 claims, according to a New York Times story. Despite $390 million of claims from Hurricane Wilma alone, A.I.G. made almost 8 times as much this year as they did Read More...
Posted on March 2,2007
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