Entries from June 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Mandate, Penalty

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments

In a surprise move, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate by a 5-4 vote released this morning, relieving insurance companies of what would have been a heavy burden under the 2010 health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act. More…    

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Tags: General · Health Insurance

E-Mods; Nationwide change set for 2013; you can help lessen effect

June 27th, 2012 · No Comments

The weight of claims costs that go into figuring employers experience mod is scheduled to double next year, the first increase in more than 20 years and the first in a series of annual increases scheduled by the National Council on Compensation Insurance and most state rating bureaus.

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Tags: Commercial Insurance · General

37 Percent of Discrimination Cases Against Employers Claim Retaliation

June 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Source, SFMIC BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 7, 2012—Workers nationally filed more charges of employer retaliation in 2011 than any other discrimination charge, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Charges of retaliation, up 3 percent from the prior year, were involved in 37 percent of all cases against employers. Charges of race and sex discrimination […]

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Tags: Commercial Insurance · General

Crash Friday – Vehicle Safety

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Which is safer in a front end collision – a  2009 Malibu or 1959 Bel Air? This is an example of how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years.

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Tags: Auto Insurance · General · Life Insurance

12,639 Unbelted Motorists Ticketed During Click It or Ticket Campaign

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments

ST. PAUL — A statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, May 21–June 3, resulted in 12,639 motorists cited for not wearing seat belts, according to preliminary results from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In the last three years in Minnesota, (2009–2011), there were 878 motorist traffic deaths of […]

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Tags: Auto Insurance · Commercial Insurance · General · Life Insurance · Personal Insurance

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