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Congrats to Jeremy Van Houten, new CIC

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, Jeremy... more

Welcome back Jenni Waters!

Nov 7 2019 We are please 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 to... more

Regence announces good news for MedAdvantage members regarding SJRMC services

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

Health Exchanges Now Open until Dec. 15

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

Navigating Idaho’s new auto insurance law

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

2020 ID Health Rates Released

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

Q & A: When can I change my RX and Medicare plans?

Oct 10 2019 We printed this Q&A column in the Oct. 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q & A: When can I change my RX and Medicare plans? - The Medicare Annual Election Period is coming... more

Pre-Tax Premiums for individual plans under new HRA plan begin in 2020

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

2020 Medigap policy changes

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

Prevention for pneumonia this fall

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

New Medicare card reminders & facts

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

Genetic testing fraud alert

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

Q & A: Should I buy Renters Insurance?

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

Q & A: What is Classic Car Insurance?

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

HHS releases plan for lower drug costs

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

New WA motorcycle law starts July 28

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

Q & A: Why did my auto rates increase?

Jul 10 2019 We printed this Q&A column in the July 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Why did my auto rates increase? A: Sometimes auto insurance rates change with no apparent... more

Several changes for our Moscow office

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

Family traditions worth celebrating

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

Q & A: How can I donate to the fireworks show?

Jun 10 2019 We printed this Q&A column in the June 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: How can I donate to the fireworks show? A: This is the 34th year that AMERICAN INSURANCE is the... more

Vote for Best of the West 2019!

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

Q & A: Do I need to insure my ATV?

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? - A: Generally, “YES”, for two reasons – it may be required by law and... more

Are Shifting Worker Demographics Affecting Claims?

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

Idaho Extends Wage Claim Deadline

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

Q & A: Is Identity Theft Growing?

Apr 10 2019 We printed this Q&A column in the April 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Is Identity Theft Growing? - A: Yes, unfortunately Identity Theft is one of the most common... more

Email scams that target small business

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

Welcome Natasha Sullivan

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

Idaho Takes Aim at Uninsured Drivers

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

Free Indoor Document Shredding Week Set April 15-19

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

Q & A: Is Uninsured Motorist Auto Coverage Required?

Mar 10 2019 We printed this Q&A column in the March 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Is Uninsured Motorist Auto Coverage Required? A: Idaho and Washington residents are required to... more

Review controls, policies to prevent employee dishonesty

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

Q & A: When should I re-shop my auto insurance?

Feb 10 2019 We printed this Q&A column in the Feb. 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q:&A: When should I re-shop my auto insurance? A: We recommend re-quoting auto insurance about... more

Shawn Sullivan named President at American Insurance

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

We won! Business of the Year Award 2018

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

Q & A: Can I buy medical insurance when Exchanges are closed?

Jan 10 2019 We printed this Q&A column in the Jan. 10, 2019 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: Can I buy medical insurance when Exchanges are closed? A: The answer is “NO” – unless you qualify... more

103,000 sign up through Idaho Exchange for 2019

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

Embarrassing Moments 2018

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


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