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Man repays insurance money with 4 tons of coins

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags. Roger Herrin, of Harrisburg, was ordered by […]

08/01/2013

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Anthem Blue Cross opts out of California’s new insurance market

Anthem Blue Cross says it won’t participate in California’s new insurance market for small businesses. The LA Times says this surprising move could hamper the state’s ability to enroll businesses in its new exchange called Covered […]

07/19/2013

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Employers offer pet insurance as employee perk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Melissa Yoakam jokingly calls her dog Shadow her “car payment” because she pays $250 a month for the 12-year-old’s cancer treatments. She’d pay far less if she had pet insurance, but […]

07/10/2013

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A break for smokers? Glitch may limit penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — They huddle outside office buildings and they can’t satisfy their nicotine cravings by lighting up on planes and trains, but now smokers could be getting a break from an unlikely source. A […]

07/09/2013

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Health insurers fear young people will opt out

MIAMI (AP) – Dan Lopez rarely gets sick and hasn’t been to a doctor in 10 years, so buying health insurance feels like a waste of money. Even after the federal health overhaul takes full […]

07/05/2013

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‘Obamacare’ countdown gets under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than 100 days before uninsured Americans can sign up for coverage, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday the administration is gearing up with new call centers, a revamped […]

06/24/2013

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Slowdown in health care costs to continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America’s slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause. A report Tuesday […]

06/17/2013

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What you need to know about Obamacare

What you need to know about Obamacare! Bob talks with Dana Howard with Covered California, Cindy Pollack RN, the owner of Family First Solutions and Jesse Slome, Executive Director of the American Association for Long Term […]

06/12/2013

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Motorcycle injuries worsen with weaker helmet law

WASHINGTON (AP) — An insurance industry study says the average cost of medical claims arising from motorcycle crashes rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to […]

05/30/2013

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Fertility care would be covered for seriously ill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Insurance companies would be required to pay for fertility treatments for patients battling cancer and other serious diseases under a bill that has passed the state Assembly. Cancer patients can require […]

05/29/2013

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Like your health care policy? You may be losing it

WASHINGTON (AP) — State insurance regulators say many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises this fall: cancellation notices because their policies aren’t up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama’s […]

05/29/2013

Money 101: Smart ways to manage your money

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: Home inspectors tell you what costly dangers to look for in your home. […]

05/09/2013

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