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Does Medicare cover adjustable beds?

If you’re here today you’re probably trying to figure out if Medicare covers adjustable bed costs. Medicare can be complex, so we’ll go through whether or not Medicare will cover an adjustable bed step by step. If you’d like to learn more about how much you could be paying for services with Medicare in general,…

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Does health insurance cover the coronavirus? (2020)

Summary Some insurance companies cover Covid-19 testing, while others have some restrictions The cost of testing varies from state to state Check with your insurance company ASAP to see if they cover testing As the novel coronavirus ravages communities across the globe, many here in America are wondering how their health insurance company covers COVID-19…

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Affordable Care Act Subsidy Questions Answered

There are new parts of the Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) which will take effect beginning January 1, 2014. The most notable is the requirement for everyone to carry health insurance along with the insurance exchanges which will be managed by the government.   Part of the bill will provide subsidies for those…

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2013 Auto Insurance Price Comparison – Direct Insurers

Anyone who has shopped for auto insurance knows that the price can vary quite a bit, depending on which company is underwriting the policy. Every company has their own unique way for assessing risk, and their prices usually reflect those differences. On average, direct insurance providers offer cheaper insurance plans because they cut out the…

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Climate Change Calls For a Shake-up of the Insurance Industry

After decades of research and billions of invested dollars, the climate change fog is far from clearing. It continues to split governments, scientists and communities across the world with unresolved theories and unanswered questions. Is climate change an imminent disaster? Is it the result of human activity? Will it lead to an increase in catastrophic…

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Will Sandy Cause US Homeowners Insurance Premiums to Rise?

Sandy will not cause US homeowners insurance premiums to rise, but home owners could be impacted in other ways. Even if Hurricane Sandy doesn’t cause homeowners insurance to increase, your insurance company may change their underwriting guidelines or seek out reinsurers to help mitigate the risk.

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U.S. Senator to Insurance Companies: “You Will Pay”

In the wake of Tropical Storm Sandy, insurance companies have been pushing to have the storm reclassified as a hurricane, because it would open up the hurricane deductible clause in many of their policies. The result could be millions more owed by policy holders before the insurance company would have to pay a dime. In…

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Hurricane Deductible; Could Cost Sandy Victims Thousands

Follow this guide to understand your rights when it comes to Hurricane Sandy insurance deductibles. Most homeowners insurance companies write separate hurricane insurance policies that require the policy holders to pay up front when filing a Hurricane Sandy insurance claim.

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Insurance Company Asks Lance Armstrong to Return $7.5 Million

A Texas insurance company is asking Lance Armstrong to return $7.5 million in bonuses earned through his Tour de France victories. Since Armstrong was recently stripped of his awards, the Dallas-based insurance company considers the bonuses void as the athlete continues to deny allegations of using performance enhancing drugs.

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Minnesota Residents Seeing Homeowners’ Insurance Skyrocket

Changing weather conditions in the State of Minnesota is forcing insurance carriers to raise costs on homeowner insurance policies. Many of these increases are reported in the neighborhood of 10-12%, which is a very large increase for a single year. Residents in Minnesota are becoming frustrated with their insurance companies, saying that these increases are…

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States Addresses Long Term Care Insurance Problem

The biggest long term care insurance problem that the state of Oregon is addressing is that insurance companies are often denying long term care insurance claims for administrative reasons. To combat this long term care insurance problem, Oregon is passing legislation that puts tighter rules on insurance companies when it comes to paying out long term care insurance.

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Maryland Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Reduced for 2013

According to an article by the Baltimore Sun, employers in the State of Maryland will see the tax percentage owed for unemployment reduced by 50% next year. The tax cut is being issued by the Department of Labor in an effort to encourage economic growth across the board for small businesses in Maryland. The Department…

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MetLife Insurance Review & Complaints: Life Insurance

MetLife is selling life insurance in Wal-Mart stores located in Georgia and South Carolina. The MetLife Wal-Mart life insurance costs are broken down by age group, with those under the age of 44 getting the cheapest life insurance rates.

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Health Care Costs for Businesses Employing Less than 50 People Could Fall

A new study out by the Urban Institute is claiming that the effect on small businesses from the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act could actually be a reduction in health insurance costs, refuting many assumptions and studies up to this point. Most business owners have expressed concern with the new law, assuming it was going…

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Prudential to Buy The Hartford’s Life Insurance Division Review & Complaints

Prudential has publicly announced that they have reached an agreement with The Hartford to buy their individual life insurance division for over $600 million in cash. The deal is expected to be finalized sometime in 2013, and was based on the book value of The Hartford’s accounts as of the end of June, 2012. This move will…

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Insurance: Democrats vs Republicans [Infographic]

So who pays less for insurance? Republicans or Democrats? The folks over at Coverhound.com have done some research and put together an interesting infograph that shows the difference based on political preference.    

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Health Insurance Tax Will Impact More People Than Originally Estimated

The Congressional Budget Office released a new report stating that the original number of people required to pay the health care tax associated with not having health insurance is likely higher than originally anticipated. According to an article in the Washington Times, the CBO estimates the increase to be 50% over what they had originally…

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State of California to Advertise Low Cost Auto Insurance

Four million drivers are uninsured in California. To qualify for California’s low cost auto insurance program you must be at least 19 years old with three years of driving experience. Read this California low cost auto insurance program review to find out how much you can save on your California car insurance rates.

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Many Young Drivers Lie to Get Cheaper Car Insurance

Many young drivers lie to get cheaper car insurance rates. A recent poll found that 70 percent of young drivers lie, most of them claiming a car is parked in a garage or putting their parents as the primary driver.

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Auto Thefts in 2010 at Lowest Levels Since 1967

According to 2010 auto theft statistics, there were only 800,000 total auto thefts in the US. This means that auto thefts in 2010 are at their lowest levels since 1967. 2010 auto theft rates are lower due to “baiting”, a common technique used by officers to crack down on grand theft auto attempts.

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Sun Life Announces New Life Insurance Policy with Long Term Care

  Sun Life Financial has announced their US based business unit will begin offering a whole life policy that allows the policy owners to use the benefits toward long-term care. The insurance benefits can be applied to the typical in-home and nursing home costs that long-term care coverage generally covers. Current estimates show that over…

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