Editor's Blog

April 2007 - Posts

Do you think that dental insurance isn't that important? That you are covered if you have health insurance? I would have agreed with you, until I read a story in my weekend newspaper about a man who went blind from a toothache.I've got really good teeth. Read More...
Posted on April 30,2007

Did you know that the leading killer of women is not breast cancer? In fact, according to an article in the Toronto Star, heart disease kills more Canadian women every year than all cancers combined. Even more startling is that heart disease will kill Read More...
Posted on April 27,2007

Even celebrities have off days. According to an article on CBSNews.com, Eric Bana, known for his movies such as "The Hulk" and "Munich", will have to put in an insurance claim. Here's hoping he's got good car insurance. Bana was competing in the Outright Read More...
Posted on April 25,2007

In an article in the Toronto Star, a number of patients who have had bariatric or weight loss surgery. Some of these people had their surgery covered by health insurance; some have not. Those who have had their surgery covered are considered to have a Read More...
Posted on April 23,2007

According to an article on today's Imedinews.com, an insurance industry report states that the safest vehicles on the road are SUVs. This is not good news for other kinds of insurance though; another article in today's Times Argus says that global Read More...
Posted on April 20,2007

Allstate now knows State Farm's pain: according to an article in the Washington Post, Allstate has lost a $2.8 million decision in the case of Robert and Merryl Weiss. I've been following this case, and if Allstate lost this one (where it had some Read More...
Posted on April 18,2007

I could have told you this: an article on GoTravelInsurance.co.uk reports that a new study shows that people who buy travel health insurance from their travel agent are paying too much. However, here's a startling statistic from the report: a single-trip Read More...
Posted on April 16,2007

Feeling lucky today? Here's hoping you are! According to research done by insurer Norwich Union, you have a higher than usual chance of a costly car accident on Friday the 13th. (As if car insurance wasn't expensive enough already.) When researchers Read More...
Posted on April 13,2007

We've already seen State Farm face the fire after allegations of abuse in its settlement of Katrina claims; now, it's Allstate's turn. According to an article on MarketWatch.com, the first of the Allstate "slab" cases is being heard in court. The Read More...
Posted on April 11,2007

Here's a new way to get a discount on your teen's auto insurance: get a GPS in your car!No kidding: AIG insurance is launching a new program where your teen can get a better rate on insurance, on the condition that you install a small GPS unit in the Read More...
Posted on April 9,2007

I was going to call this entry "Sugar Pie and Insurance". That's because this entry is going to talk about my favourite dessert -- sugar pie with heavy cream -- and my Aunt Lucille.My French Canadian aunt was an exuberant, extraordinary character. She Read More...
Posted on April 5,2007

A report from the Florida Office Of Insurance Regulation (FLOIR) finds that minorities are facing an unintentional discrimination when insurers use education and occupation as part of their auto insurance underwriting criteria, says an article in the Read More...
Posted on April 4,2007

Ever heard of a Health Savings Account (HSA)? An article in the Observer-Reporter Online looks at Health Savings Accounts and some creative ways that they can be used. In fact, these are a great way to allow you to accumulate tax-free dollars to pay for Read More...
Posted on April 2,2007
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