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"Dirty Harry" Knows Nothing About Business Insurance

Dean Sioukas | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Dean Sioukas

When I hear one of the most famous movie passages from "Dirty Harry" (1971) in which Clint says: "Did he fire six shots or only five? Well to tell yo...

Implications of Driverless Cars on the Insurance Industry

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
Parker Beauchamp

We're all familiar with companies like Tesla and how they forever changed the automotive industry through the introduction of electric vehicles. But n...

How The 2016 Budget Will Impact UK's Insurance Industry

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Toby Nwazor

Credit UK's recent budget has seen an increase in insurance premium tax (IPT) by 0.5%, taking the current rate to 10% in order to raise over £700 mi...

Kent Littlejohn Survives Forty Suits in Forty Days

Chuck Boyce | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Chuck Boyce

Kent Littlejohn woke up on February 1, 2012 with his normal excitement about his life, his work, and especially about being with his family, because j...

Insurance Industry: Tips to Reverse Low Customer Satisfaction

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Customer satisfaction with traditional insurers is dipping, with many unhappy policyholders looking to non-insurers for solutions. Research from Acc...

Tech and Innovation: How Drones Can Improve the Insurance Claims Process in Disaster Recovery

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 02.17.2017 | Technology
Parker Beauchamp

Drones were originally developed by the military to safely conduct surveillance and reconnaissance missions without risk to human life. Since then, the use of drones has evolved greatly, expanding into many personal and commercial applications.

Rubio's Boast Of Stopping Obamacare 'Bailout' Omits Some Crucial Facts

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio likes to brag that he is the mastermind behind the Republicans' one successful attack on the Affordable Care Act -- that he stopped a...

The Fed's Decision And The Developing Countries

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

Will those edgy portfolio investors stampede indiscriminately out of--and wreak havoc among--middle- and low-income countries if the Fed lifts interest rates this September, for the first time in almost a decade?

Removing the Insurance Roadblock: I Propose the Cancer Patient Treatment Coverage Act

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Food and Drug Administration has done an admirable job of keeping up with rapidly changing science. One wishes one could say the same for the insurance industry.

Bully Breeds vs. Insurance Companies

Rescue Idiot | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

Refusing to insure families with dogs that look "scary" or have certain stereotypes is horrendous. Perhaps rather than immediately denying a family with a certain breed of dog, companies should have a system where they meet the beloved pet and approve or deny them based on an interaction.

Forget Climate Change Deniers - Insurance Companies Are About To Sue Towns & Cities Who Fail To Prepare For Climate Change

Beverly Macy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Beverly Macy

Insurance companies are saying they simply won't pay for the stubbornness of city planners who don't factor in the damaging effects of climate change. In fact, they're suing these towns and cities for failure to prepare for climate change.

Can Smokers Save on Insurance by Switching to E-Cigarettes?

PolicyGenius | Posted 05.31.2014 | Money

Insurers may warm to e-cigarettes in the coming years, but for now most of them will still think of you as a smoker even if you don't. In today's world of semi-privacy, it might be harder than you think to hide evidence of this should an insurer decide to look more closely.

Here's What Really Happens When You Shop For Health Insurance

PolicyGenius | Posted 04.22.2014 | Money

Since the new health insurance exchanges launched last October, there's been a seemingly endless stream of news stories, mostly about rollout problems, health insurance cancellations, enrollment numbers, or personal anecdotes that are quickly repurposed as political fodder. But what about the shopping experience?

How Max Baucus, the Next Ambassador to China, Killed Progressive Health Care Reform

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It's just unfortunate that Obama couldn't send Baucus to a democratic country so he could see first-hand what a decent universal health care system looks like.

The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

At this pivotal moment, progressives should not leave the messaging battle about the ACA to right wingers and Obama loyalists. While critiquing the law for its entanglement with the profit-voracious insurance industry, we should fight for quality healthcare for everyone

Addressing Climate Change Grows Our Economy, Creates Jobs

Nicole Lederer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The economic costs of climate change are now clear. From weather-related disasters like Superstorm Sandy to droughts that have wiped out family farms and fueled devastating fires, the United States suffered 11 climate-related disasters last year alone that cost $1 billion -- each.

Does Obama's Climate Speech Signal New Era of Polluter Liability for Weather Disasters?

Brad Johnson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Brad Johnson

No attempt was made to derive funding from greenhouse emitters or financiers -- such as those who make up the wealthiest residents of the New York City region.

Guess Who Funded This Small Business Group's Anti-Obamacare Message

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business

The insurance industry helped one of the nation's leading small business groups to push its anti-Obamacare message with a hefty financial donation, th...

Will the Gecko Slay All Insurance Agents?

Don McNay | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Don McNay

After 30 years of affiliation with the insurance industry, I have a deep appreciation for insurance agents. I wonder how many will be left five years from now?

Shedding a Tear for the Insurance Industry?

Brian Young | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Brian Young

ALEC and their allies in government and the media can cry their crocodile tears for the poor, downtrodden insurance companies, but I won't shed a tear for the multimillion dollar industry.

Insurers Could Drop Coastal Homes Altogether

By Patrick Clark In 1938, when storm-watchers gave hurricanes names fit for railroad lines, the Great New England formed off Africa’s western coa...

A Real Health Care Debate

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Did you ever wonder why you have all those itemized costs on your doctor and hospital bills? It seems that you get charged for the doctor walking into the examining room, walking out, taking your blood pressure, hitting your knee with his little hammer, etc.

Fracking Insurance: Winners and Losers

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

To stay in business, insurance companies' collective policy premiums must exceed the collective expense of liabilities. This means they won't protect people and the environment when there isn't money to be made, so we rely on government.

Max J. Rosenthal

Businesses Face A 'Devastating' New Threat | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the economy still weak, businesses may face a fresh blow from insurance companies next year, according to a new report published Th...

Would You Get the Same Care as Gabrielle Giffords?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The rehabilitation of a person following a stroke or brain injury is an intensive process that can take years and involves numerous people, but the reality is that many people do not get the intensity of care they need.