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Post-Hurricane Irene Homeowner Insurance Update

This post was originally published on this siteRound-the-clock media coverage for Hurricane Irene focused on the potential destruction the winds would cause from Florida to the Canadian border. Extraordinary intervention by state and federal governments kept loss of life to a minimum. But nothing...

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Are You Insurance Worthy?

This post was originally published on this siteWhen you apply for a loan for a home, a car or a personal line of credit, the lender contacts a credit reporting agency to check your credit-worthiness. But did you know that the insurance industry has...

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An Ounce of Cheap Earthquake Insurance Prevention

This post was originally published on this siteAs people in Colorado and along the East Coast learned this month, earthquakes aren’t just for California anymore. Actually, they never were. According to the US Geological Survey, earthquakes happeneverywhere and all the time, but most jus…

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Shopping for Health Insurance Gets Easier

This post was originally published on this siteAccording to a recent McKinsey Consumer Health Insights survey of 11,000 U.S. consumers under age 65, 72% of you are totally confused and overwhelmed trying to compare health insurance policies. But help may be on the way....

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Homeowners Insurance Tips: Prevent Fireworks Home Fires

This post was originally published on this siteFireworks sales to consumers have risen dramatically in the past 25 years. Consumption per million pounds has increased nearly 920%, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Of the 213.2 millionpounds of fireworks sold in the U.S....

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What You Can Do to Control Health Care Costs

This post was originally published on this siteWhether you’re covered by individual health care insurance or an employer-sponsored insurance plan, health insurance premiums are rising faster than wages or inflation. If you haven’t noticed the pinch yet, chances are you will. Perha…

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How Is Your Health Insurance Dollar Spent?

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. Census data claims more money is spent per person on health care in the U.S. than in any other country in the world. Health care spending in the U.S. has grown steadily over the past three...

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Will Your Employer Drop Health Care Coverage?

This post was originally published on this siteGlobal management consulting firm McKinsey & Company released a sobering report today. After surveying over 1,300 employers of all sizes, they found that 30% of them are inclined to drop employer-provided health care coverage after 2014. That’s...

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New ADAAA Regulations and Small Business EPLI, Part Two

This post was originally published on this siteIs your business prepared to comply with changes to the American Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) that go into effect next week? The new, broader definition of disability increases the chances you can be sued for discrimination...

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