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Dec 27 2019 Your Business Autos and how to comply with Idaho’s new insurance verification law. Perhaps this is the law of “unintended consequences” at work!
Idaho’s new insurance verification law... more ›
Dec 4 2019 Changes to Washington’s child passenger restraint law (RCW 46.61.687) began on Jan. 1, 2020.
- Car crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1-13.
Using the right seat can reduce the... more ›
Nov 25 2019 THE RESULTS ARE IN & WE ARE CELEBRATING!
- The total count comes to 5,304 lbs. which is supporting 3 local food banks. Our Hometown Business Food Drive Partners ROCK!!!
- President... more ›
Nov 15 2019 Sixty-six health plans and seven dental plans set to participate in market
Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board has announced an average decrease in plans for certified 2020 Qualified... more ›
Nov 15 2019
There's good news for seniors for their 2020 medical options and costs. Medicare continues to offer seniors and people with disabilities with flexibility and choices while providing high... more ›
Nov 7 2019
Moscow agent, Jeremy Van Houten, has been awarded the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. To become a CIC,... more ›
Nov 7 2019
We are pleased to welcome back Jennifer (Jenni) Waters to American Insurance. For those who don’t know, Jenni worked as our Moscow Personal Lines Customer Service Agent (PL-CSA) from 2006... more ›
Nov 1 2019 Regence BlueShield of Idaho and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston have not agreed to a new contact yet.
Regence rejected proposed large rate increases for hospital services... more ›
Nov 1 2019 Idaho Medicaid expansion may change eligibility for ACA Health Exchange in 2020
- The Idaho and Washington Health Exchanges are now open!
Individuals, families, small employers, employees,... more ›
Oct 24 2019 Uninsured vehicle compliance begins January 1, 2020 Starting January 1, 2020, vehicle owners without auto insurance coverage for two consecutive months will receive a warning and be given... more › Oct 14 2019
2020 ID Health Insurance rates released - Average increase of 6% for individual, 4% for small group coverage.
- Final 2020 premium rates for individual and small group health insurance... more ›
Oct 1 2019
Small employers and their employees will be able to pay for individual ACA medical plans with pre-tax premiums through an expansion of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The new “... more ›
Sep 24 2019 One significant change to Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans beginning on January 1, 2020 is the withdrawal of two popular standardized plan options – Plans C and F.
Starting January 1,... more ›
Sep 24 2019
Did you know about 1 million Americans go to the hospital with pneumonia every year? Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by pneumococcal disease, which can also cause blood infections... more ›
Sep 24 2019
By now, our senior clients should have received their new Medicare card
- with your new Medicare Number. When you’re enrolled in Medicare, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare... more ›
Sep 24 2019
You should know about the latest fraud scheme involving genetic testing, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. Scammers are offering “... more ›
Sep 10 2019
We printed this Q&A column in the Sept. 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune
. Q: Should I buy Renters Insurance?
A: Most definitely, yes! Renters or Tenants Insurance insures more... more ›
Aug 10 2019 We printed this Q&A column in the Aug. 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune.Q: What is Classic Car Insurance? A: Classic cars aren't just antiques
, they also include restored cars,... more ›
Jul 31 2019
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that HHS and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are publishing a Safe Importation Action Plan
that outlines... more ›
Jul 19 2019
Washington motorcycle drivers have a new state law related to their insurance starting on July 28, 2019. It might surprise you to know that prior to that date Washington state law did not
... more ›
Jun 19 2019
We have made some recent changes to our Moscow office. New Office Hours: For your convenience, beginning on July 1, our Moscow office will open earlier at 8:00AM. We are now open 8AM to... more ›
Jun 18 2019 Family traditions come in all shapes and sizes.
Maybe an annual trip to a cabin or destination, an event you go back to annually, relatives you visit - it seems it is in our nature to... more ›
May 14 2019 TIME AGAIN TO VOTE - AMERICAN INSURANCE was voted "Best of the West" under the Insurance Agency category last year. If you think we are still the best choice we would appreciate your vote... more › May 10 2019
We printed this Q&A column in the May 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Do I need to insure my ATV?
Generally, “YES”, for two reasons – it may be required by law and... more ›
Apr 29 2019 Even though the number of employees age 55 and older has doubled since 2000, workers compensation claims have been declining. Why?
That question led to some surprising answers in the... more ›
Apr 11 2019
On March 18, 2019, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed legislation (H.B. 113) extending the time in which a claim for unpaid wages could be made to the Idaho Department of Labor, or in... more ›
Apr 10 2019
We printed this Q&A column in the April 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune
. Q: Is Identity Theft Growing?
Yes, unfortunately Identity Theft
is one of the most common... more ›
Apr 3 2019 How I Locked Up My Computer Network
- As published in our Spring 2019 newsletter
I fell victim to a ransomware email scam in 2015 and want to share my story so you won’t make my mistake.... more ›
Apr 3 2019
As published in our Spring 2019 newsletterWe were looking for someone who would be naturally helpful, friendly and courteous for customer service as well as organized, detailed and prompt... more ›
Mar 14 2019
Idaho law has required mandatory auto liability insurance since 1988 by means of the owner’s signature of compliance when registering a vehicle. Despite that, about one out of every eight... more ›
Mar 12 2019 AMERICAN INSURANCE customers are invited to bring their sensitive personal and confidential documents for our free indoor shredding event. Guard against identity theft by keeping your... more › Mar 1 2019 Employee Dishonesty – Review your controls & policies
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, employees steal an estimated $30 billion to $100 billion per year from their employers.... more ›
Jan 11 2019 Fourth generation takes helm of family owned agency
- Shawn D. Sullivan, CIC,
is now serving as President of American Insurance effective Jan. 1, 2019. The announcement was made at the... more ›
Jan 10 2019 AMERICAN INSURANCE was chosen as the “Business of the Year for 2018” by the Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce.
“This recognition from the business community is an true honor. We strive to... more ›
Jan 8 2019
More than 103,154 Idahoans enrolled in health insurance coverage for the 2019 plan year during open enrollment held from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2018, through Your Health Idaho, the state’s... more ›
Jan 4 2019 #1 EMBARRASSING MOMENT: 13 people in a party limo with loud music and champagne - what could go wrong? The Lewiston staff of American Insurance took a stretch-limo to our new Moscow office... more ›