California OKs Bill Protecting Workers Who Use Marijuana at Home

California could soon become the seventh state to make sure people won’t lose their jobs if they smoke marijuana when they’re off the clock. State lawmakers in late August passed a bill to stop companies from punishing workers who fail a certain type of drug test that detects not whether a person is high, but…

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Auto Loss Costs Not Coming Down; Bigger Rate Hikes Ahead: Allstate CEO

  Higher auto loss costs are here to stay, according to the leader of Allstate, who also said that his company will be pushing up auto insurance prices higher, and at a faster pace, for the balance of the year. Speaking at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on earlier this month, Allstate President and…

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Basketball Hall of Fame and Chubb Insurer Hit the Court Over D&O Coverage

The Basketball Hall of fame (BHoF) is suing Chubb Group subsidiary Federal Insurance Co. to have the insurer defend and indemnify it in a case accusing it of attempting to unlawfully secure funds for renovations to its facility. In 2019, the Springfield, Mass. nonprofit purchased a Federal directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance policy with…

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3 Iranian Citizens Charged in Broad Hacking Campaign in US

The Justice Department said Wednesday that three Iranian citizens have been charged in the United States with ransomware attacks that targeted power companies, local governments and small businesses and nonprofits, including a domestic violence shelter. The charges accuse the hacking suspects of targeting hundreds of entities in the U.S. and around the world, encrypting and…

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Why does a life insurer need an attending physician statement (APS)?

  Insurance companies might request an APS from your doctor to get additional medical information as part of the underwriting process. When you apply for life insurance, the insurance company needs to know how healthy you are when you sign the policy. They figure this out through a process called underwriting, during which you take a medical…

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Health Insurance Providers Actions Concerning Mental Health

AllWays Health Partners has teamed up with Lyra Health to offer a new solution to expand the availability of mental health support and counseling. Through Lyra, members will be able to seek clinically proven mental health support, find high-quality providers tailored to their individual needs, and book appointments quickly with a therapist or coach by video…

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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans are another way to get your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by Medicare-approved private companies that must follow rules set by Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans include drug coverage (Part D). In most cases, you’ll need to use…

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