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Bashore Chooses American Insurance

Dec 18 2014 Bashore Insurance Transfers Grange Policies to American Insurance Bashore Insurance Agency of Clarkston has announced that American Insurance of Lewiston and Moscow has been selected as... more

Newsletter - Winter 2014

Dec 18 2014 Featured articles include: Great Service Means...?; Welcome Bashore Policyholders; Meet the "A-Team" - the Personal Lines Service Team; Reviews - make one or read our latest Customer... more

ACA Health Exchanges - More Savings & Options

Dec 4 2014 New choices and more competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace are giving consumers affordable options during Open Enrollment this year, and the majority of returning consumers who... more

ACA $840M Initiative Focused on Health Outcomes

Oct 23 2014 A new initiative will change the way your doctor and health care providers delivery their services to you. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an initiative that... more

Safeco Saves Rural Homes With Unique Program

Oct 21 2014 Safeco Insurance introduced an innovative Wildfire Defense Program to help protect policyholder properties threatened by active wildfires. A recent fire in Washington state, called the... more

Action Needed to Renew WA Healthplanfinder

Oct 20 2014 If you are currently enrolled in a health care plan through Washington Healthplanfinder, you will need to renew your coverage for next year. Customers who signed up for a Qualified Health... more

Hospitals May Recover $5.7B Due To ACA

Sep 26 2014 A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services projects that hospitals will save $5.7 billion this year in uncompensated care costs because of the Affordable Care Act (... more

"Limited" ACA Special Enrollment for WA Residents

Sep 11 2014 Up to 8% of the 164,000 Health Exchange customers of the Washington HealthPlanFinder experienced on-going billing and administrative problems. This caused some Washington residents to go... more

Idaho Health Exchange Getting Ready

Sep 8 2014 The Idaho Health Exchange, Your Health Idaho, is preparing to launch its own state exchange software platform prior to the 2015 Open Enrollment which begins on November 15, 2014. Last year,... more

Oregon's Health Website Woes Spark Lawsuit

Aug 26 2014 reports that the state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled... more

2015 Health Care Costs Rising

Aug 21 2014 Large U.S. employers expect a significant increase in 2015 health care costs. If no adjustments are made employers project a 5.2% growth rate, putting absolute cost per person for health... more

7 Ways To Get A Better Night's Sleep

Aug 20 2014 Lack of sleep can wreak havoc with your day-to-day life, causing fatigue and irritability. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to poor sleep, but that doesn't mean you're... more

Uninsured Driver Numbers Declining

Aug 11 2014 How many drivers are uninsured? Across the United States, the estimated percentage of uninsured motorists trended down in 2010, 2011 and 2012, according to new estimates from the Insurance... more

The Safest Small Cars On The Road

Aug 4 2014 Five small cars, all 2014 models, earn an acceptable rating in crash tests by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. Two earn marginal and four earn poor ratings for occupant... more

Obamacare ACA Federal Subsidies At Risk

Jul 22 2014 A US appeals court ruled against Obamacare subsidies for policies issued through the Federal Health Exchanges. In the case, Halbig v. Sebelius, 14-5018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the... more

Earthquake Risk Increased In US By 1/3rd - USGS

Jul 21 2014 Idaho is one of 16 states now listed with the highest risk for earthquakes. Is your state on the list? The newly updated national seismic hazards maps from the US Geological Survey (USGS)... more

Best of the West 3-Peat!

Jul 16 2014 For the third year in a row, AMERICAN INSURANCE, in Lewiston and Moscow, was voted "Best of the West" Insurance Agency for 2014 in a KLEW TV online survey of local resident's preferences.... more

New Roundabout Danger

Jul 14 2014 Just when you thought you had figured out how to drive in the Roundabout, something new pops up - PEDESTRIANS! With summer weather comes an increase in pedestrian traffic needing to cross... more

P/C Insurer's Gains Slip 1Q 2014

Jul 7 2014 Net losses and loss adjustment expenses (LLAE) surged upward in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same time period in 2013. Private U.S. property/casualty insurers' net income... more

10 Most-Stolen SUVs

Jun 24 2014 Which models of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) were top theft targets? The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a new report that examines... more

The Driving Talk With Aging Seniors

Jun 24 2014 "I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." No one wants this old joke to become a tragic reality. Is it time... more

Vehicle Crashes Cost US Society $871Billion

Jun 3 2014 Motor vehicle crashes in the US had an $871 billion economic and societal impact, according to a new study by the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety... more

COBRA Enrollees Get Limited ACA Access

May 23 2014 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently announced a new Special Enrollment Period for individuals and families that are currently enrolled in COBRA continuation coverage, known as... more

Safeco Honors American Insurance

May 19 2014 American Insurance of Lewiston and Moscow is one of only 200 independent insurance agencies in the USA that has earned the President's Award from Safeco Insurance® for outstanding... more

Buying Individual Medical Plans After Open Enrollment?

May 14 2014 When "Open Enrollment" is closed, individuals seeking medical insurance can only do so if they have a "Qualifying Life Event" which opens a "Special Enrollment Period" (SEP). If you qualify... more

Keeping "Grandmothered" Health Plans Extended

May 14 2014 Keeping your current non-grandfathered individual or small group medical plan (also referred to as "grandmothered" plans) has been extended for policies with annual renewals on or before... more

Alzheimer's - What is our National Plan?

Apr 29 2014 Nearly all of us know someone that is touched by the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease. You may find some comfort to know that there is a National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease with a... more

Agents Credited For Idaho's ACA Success

Apr 23 2014 "Idaho's success in enrolling consumers during the 2014 enrollment period is due, in no small part, to the many Idaho insurance agents and brokers who provided invaluable assistance to... more

HIPAA Fines of $2M for Stolen Laptops

Apr 22 2014 Two entities have paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $1,975,220 collectively to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance... more

Is Hands-Free Cell Use Safer?

Apr 21 2014 Is hands-free cell phone use safer when driving than hand-held? That's the question the National Safety Council asked in a public opinion poil. The new findings indicate 80 percent of... more

Be Healthy From The Start

Apr 7 2014 "Be Healthy From the Start" is the main theme for National Public Health Week, April 6 - 12. HHS credits the Affordable Care Act's establishment of preventative services and the new... more

ObamaCare Open Enrollment Closed! Sort Of?

Apr 3 2014 An extended "Special Enrollment Period" was announced by The White House to allow more time to finish health insurance enrollments with glitches or other special circumstances. The Health... more

Health Exchange "Open Enrollment" Closing

Mar 9 2014 What happens when the Health Exchange Marketplace "Open Enrollment Period" closes on March 31st? This is the next question as American's struggle to understand and comply with the massive,... more

Keep Your Current Health Plan Extended

Mar 7 2014 The "keep your current health insurance plan" promise by President Obama is being extended even further. The Obama administration announced that Americans can keep their health plans that... more

2014 Winter – One of the Costliest

Feb 25 2014 Insured losses top $1.5 billion so far. Near-record snowfall and prolonged extreme cold throughout many parts of the United States, have resulted in insured losses from winter storms of... more

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