Editor's Blog

June 2007 - Posts

Today, the iPhone will burst onto the market, with fans of the phone standing in line (for the past couple of days, in some cases) in order to get one of the first ones. All I can say is: if you buy this phone, get insurance. However, I don't mean the Read More...
Posted on June 29,2007

This is a question that many of us have: just how much life insurance do I need? There are a ton of answers out there, from 5 times your salary as a basic rule of thumb to complex equations that include your current debt load and the anticipated cost of Read More...
Posted on June 27,2007

I blogged recently on a shocking case where a man lost his eyesight because of a infected molar. That situation highlighted the plight of the working poor; dental insurance is just not affordable, and the procedures to save an infected tooth (usually a Read More...
Posted on June 25,2007

Hold onto your health insurance: according to an article in the Toronto Star, if you are gay and deaf, you are less likely to have had the information on safe sex and HIV risks communicated to you. Statistics indicate that as many as 2 to 10 times as Read More...
Posted on June 22,2007

Every year, it's the same thing: once the nice weather comes, young drivers (males predominantly) get behind the wheel and drive their vehicles on regular streets and highways as if they are on a raceway. Why not? They know what they are doing; they can Read More...
Posted on June 20,2007

An article on Insurance Journal states that Governor Bob Riley has blocked legislation that would have required drivers in Alabama to carry higher liability limits. At issue was the wording of the bill, which would have made the new car insurance Read More...
Posted on June 18,2007

If you are a small local church and you're trying to get liability insurance, I think I know why your payments are so high: according to an article posted on azcentral.com, insurers receive in excess of 260 reports of sexual abuse of children. Curiosity Read More...
Posted on June 15,2007

Well, I'm not a fan of the yearly (or bi-yearly) physical, but I hadn't had one since well before I got pregnant with my daughter, who is now 16 months. Given that I conceived her somewhere around April 2005, and considering my usual reluctance to visit Read More...
Posted on June 13,2007

Well, it won't be not exactly "drive in", but this new store front will certainly be the equivalent of the "fast food" approach for your cosmetic medical procedure. According to an article on the New York Times, a new clinic is opening on the streets of Read More...
Posted on June 11,2007

In an article on Fox News, New York-based Group Health Incorporated was billed for 20 brain surgeries, totaling over $300,000. Not a single one of these operations actually took place. This fraud was kept all in the family, with a man claiming a total of Read More...
Posted on June 4,2007

I suppose it's to be expected: The Dutch TV show that was supposed to give a kidney to a 1 of 3 potential patients is a hoax. The supposedly terminally-ill woman is a perfectly healthy actress, and no kidney was going to be donated. In fact, the Read More...
Posted on June 2,2007
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