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Dog Bite Claims Top $400M in 2009

Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims paid out in 2009, costing $412 million and up 6.4 percent from 2008, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)....

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Newsletter - Fall 2010

Feature articles include: New website launch - get $5 gift card WA Voter Alert I-1082 Senior Health Plans Changing Lender Spotlight - Bobbi Hoene Referral Rewards - 3rd Quarter Winners Don't forget to fill out the...

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Professional Liability Costs Rising for Hospitals and Physicians

Hospitals and physicians should prepare for increasing liability costs, according to the 2010 Hospital Professional Liability and Physician Liability Benchmark Analysis created by Aon Risk Solution. In its 11th year,...

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WA Voters Alert - Initiative 1082

WA ballot initiative to privatize workers compensation Watch for November ballot Initiative-1082 The 30 year battle to end the state monopoly of Workers Compensation insurance goes to Washington voters in Nov under I-...

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Healthcare Law Upheld by US Judge

A US judge upheld a key part of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that requires Americans to obtain coverage, rejecting a challenge by a conservative...

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Homeowners’ customer satisfaction studied by JD Power

Source: JD Powers and Associates Reports AMERICAN INSURANCE increases customer satisfaction with homeowners insurance while the national trend shows a decline according to the JD Power and Associates 2010 US National...

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Insurers Spend Millions on Reform Changes

Tens of millions of dollars are being spent by insurance companies to comply with Health Care Reform. September 23rd was a major deadline, ushering in new health benefits for consumers mandated by the Affordable Care...

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50.7 M without Health Coverage reports Census Bureau

Source: US Census Bureau 17 Sept 2010 The US Census Bureau announced today that the number of people without health insurance coverage rose from 46.3 million in 2008 to 50.7 million in 2009, an increase of 9.5%. The...

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WA Seat Belt Use Jumps in 2010

Source: Washington Traffic Safety Commission Almost 98% of Washington motorists are using their seat belts! Washington state saw an improvement of 1.2% from last year's seat belt use rate to a record 97.6% in 2010. This...

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Claims & Fraud Up - Says New Survey

During an economic downturn people are more likely to commit insurance fraud than they are in normal times. That was the opinion of more than three quarters (76%) of consumers in a survey released by Accenture, a global...

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