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Judge orders Medicaid to cover autism therapy for kids in need

Fri Mar 30th, 2012 on     Health Insurance,    

Commercial insurance providers cover a critical therapy program for children with autism. It’s called applied behavioral analysis and autistic children who go through the program usually experience dramatically positive effects on their condition, bolstering their language and cognitive abilities as well as improving their social interaction and behavioral skills. The program comes at a financial cost though, leaving impoverished families with little chance of sending a child with autism through ABA.

‘I’d like to thank the academy, my mom and my insurance carrier’ p3

Sat Mar 24th, 2012 on     Insurance Claims,    

We are finishing up our foray into the magic of movies and their multiple perils. According to movie and insurance industry professionals, few insurance companies provide all the different policies a production would need. It apparently takes a cast of thousands of risk managers to determine what kinds of coverage and what limits are appropriate for any given movie.

Armenian Genocide suit dismissed, life insurance claims denied

Mon Mar 12th, 2012 on     Insurance Claims,    

Florida has seen its share of disputes over Holocaust-era life insurance claims. The cases stemmed from sales of life insurance policies to individuals of certain ethnic groups — Jews, for the most part — who subsequently died at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. When surviving family members contacted them, though, the insurance companies denied the claims.

Legislature may tweak Citizens assessments – part 3

Fri Mar 9th, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We are finishing up our discussion of the Florida Legislature’s efforts to revamp Citizens Property Insurance Corp. It seems as if a week hasn’t gone by that the Legislature or a regulatory agency hasn’t put forward one proposal or another. It also seems as if the only thing anyone agrees on is that the state-run insurance company must change if it is to remain viable.

Legislature may tweak Citizens assessments – part 2

Sun Mar 4th, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

The prospect of a major storm has weighed heavily on Florida’s lawmakers and insurance regulators. After the 2005 hurricane season, a number of companies in the state that offered homeowners insurance closed their doors. Private insurers have been loath to return, and homeowners have been left with one choice: Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The state-run company has grown exponentially over the past few years; the carrier that was supposed to be the last-resort for Floridians now boasts about 1.5 million policyholders.

Legislature may tweak Citizens assessments – in policyholders’ favor

Thu Mar 1st, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Lawmakers promised to revamp Citizens Property Insurance Corp., and it looks as if they could make good on that promise this year. Citizens, Florida’s insurer of last resort, is currently allowed to recover a deficit by assessing policyholders — Florida residents — up to 15 percent of premium for each fund that falls behind. If the personal lines account, the commercial lines account and the coastal account all had a deficit, a Floridian could see an assessment of 45 percent of his or her premium.

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