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ID & WA Health Exchanges Extend Open Enrollment

Idaho's Health Exchange, Your Health Idaho, has extended open enrollment until Thursday, December 31st, to apply for a tax credit, select a plan, and enroll in coverage that begins January 1, 2021. Washington State has...

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COVID-19: A Wakeup Call About Uncomfortable Topics

Two-thirds (67%) of Americans say that the pandemic has been a wake-up call for them to reevaluate their finances, according to a new study by Life Happens, a nonprofit dedicated to educating consumers about the...

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Q & A: Are there new options on the Health Exchanges

We printed this Q&A column in the Nov. 10, 2020 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Are there new options on the health exchanges? A: Yes, the WA & ID Health Exchanges are now open with new companies, plans and...

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Malden wildfire hits home for former local bus driver

Nellie Flatt’s home in Malden, Wash., burned to the ground in a wind driven wild fire on Sept. 7, 2020. She lost all her belongings, her pictures and mementos but amazingly didn’t lose her smile or sense of humor. She...

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New letters threaten vehicle suspension to Idaho residents

A new flood of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) letters have gone out to Idaho drivers threatening registration suspension for vehicles they can’t match to their system. Idaho’s “Drive Insured” program is about to...

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Q & A: When Can I Change My Rx and Medicare Plans?

We printed this Q&A column in the Oct. 10, 2020 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. When Can I Change My Rx and Medicare Plans? A: The Medicare Annual Election Period is coming up from October 15th through December...

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5th Annual Food Drive set for Nov. 16-20

American Insurance is inviting all small business owners to partner with us again from Nov. 16-20 for the 5th Annual Hometown Business Food Drive. If you are ready to join us, please contact our Event Coordinator...

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Q & A: My fence at home blew down during a windstorm, is it insured?

We printed this Q&A column in the Sept. 10, 2020 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: My fence at home blew down during a windstorm, is it insured? A. YES! If you have a typical Homeowners policy (HO-3), it covers a...

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Extra DUI patrols out in force on area highways

Troopers with the Idaho State Police and Washington State Patrol want drivers to know that extra patrols are out in force now through Labor Day focused on finding DUI drivers. In 2019, DUI fatalities increased by nearly...

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COVID19: Impact on business insurance rates

What a difference 6 months makes! In my January article Forecasting 2020 Commercial Insurance Rates, I said, “most commercial insurance rates trended modestly higher in 2019 and increases are expected to accelerate...

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