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Allstate Agents Quit & Dissatisfied

Overall, 73% of Allstate agents answering a national survey were "not very" or "not at all" satisfied with their relationship with the company. When asked if they would be willing to refer a friend or relative to become...

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"Plain Language" Health Policies Required

Do you have trouble understanding health insurance? People in the market for health insurance will soon have clear, understandable and straightforward information on what health plans will cover, what limitations or...

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EEOC Complaints Hit All-Time High

Private sector bias charges hit an all-time high. Employment discrimination complaints for businesses large and small increased to record levels during the "great recession". Layoffs provide opportunity for employees to...

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Top Ten Senior Scams

If you are a senior or if have seniors in your life, please pass along this information. Every U.S. citizen older than 65 qualifies for Medicare, making Medicare/health insurance fraud one of the most common scams...

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Market Forecast 2012

The headlines of 2011 mark the worst year ever recorded for insured losses across the globe. Worldwide natural disasters - earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, winter storms, and unusual freakish...

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Six Year-End Tax Reduction Tips

Before saving goodbye to 2011, check out these tax reduction tips. However, you usually need to take action no later than Dec. 31st in order to claim certain tax benefits. Here are six tax-saving tips for you to...

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New Housing Starts Soar +9.3%

Housing starts soared to their highest level since April 2010, increasing 9.3 percent from October to November and 24.3 percent from November 2010 according to the Commerce Department's US Census Bureau. Permits for new...

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Distracted Driving Not Just Cell Phones

"Cell phone usage is only one of many bad habits that are distracting American drivers," said Robert Passmore, senior director of personal lines for Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). "Distracted...

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States To Decide “Essential Health Benefits”

In a surprise move, the Obama Administration has announced that each state can decide what "essential health benefits" will be offered in their state Health Care Exchanges beginning in 2014. Under the Affordable Care...

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Driver Cell Phone Ban Urged

A ban on driver use of cell phones is urged by National Transportation Safety Board. The safety recommendation specifically calls for the 50 states and the District of Columbia to ban the non-emergency use of portable...

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