- FEMA aims to reform flood insurance program Updated: May-24-16 6:55 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking changes to the national flood insurance program aimed at increasing transparency and oversight.
- South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff Updated: May-24-16 12:21 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City - the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.
- Law mandates coverage for vasectomies, other birth control Updated: May-23-16 5:47 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles under a bill Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law Monday.
- After Sandy victims complain, FEMA tweaks flood program Updated: May-23-16 5:27 pm
NEW YORK - After learning some hard lessons from Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it is reforming the way it handles appeals from disgruntled policyholders in the National Flood Insurance Program.
- Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on Updated: May-19-16 10:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA - In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes.
- Lawyer accuses auto insurer of misleading him about policy Updated: May-19-16 9:05 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The former lawyer for a car crash victim accused an auto insurance company of hiding a $1 million policy that could have paid for his client's medical bills during testimony in court Thursday.
- Climate change, runaway development worsen Houston floods Updated: May-18-16 5:07 pm
HOUSTON - With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Insurers tell Florida: Don't make us look for beneficiaries Updated: May-17-16 6:30 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Four companies that sell life insurance in Florida are trying to get a judge to block a new law that requires them to annually check to see if policy holders have died and then try to find beneficiaries when they have.
- Aetna to offer individual plans in Maine's health exchanges Updated: May-17-16 4:00 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - At a time when some insurers are threatening to abandon Affordable Care Act exchanges, Aetna plans to offer individual plans on the health care marketplace for the first time in portions of Maine, giving consumers more choices.
- Some St Landry Parish residents to see drop in fire rates Updated: May-17-16 3:18 am
OPELOUSAS, Louisiana - Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon says St. Landry Parish homeowners in Fire District 4, which covers the Cankton area, can expect significant rate reductions in their fire insurance premiums, effective June 6.
- Health insurance companies request double-digit rate hikes Updated: May-16-16 10:35 pm
SEATTLE - Health insurance companies that sell individual policies in Washington state want to increase their rates by an average of 13.5 percent in 2017, the state insurance commissioner's office said Monday.
- State: Allstate can hike rates for Georgia drivers, for now Updated: May-15-16 11:27 am
ATLANTA - Allstate can go ahead raise auto insurance rates for Georgia drivers later this month because a state review of the planned increase won't be done in time to stop the higher rates from taking effect, state regulators said.
- Drivers seek relief for insurance lapse fines owed to OMV Updated: May-13-16 5:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State lawmakers hope to offer relief to thousands of Louisiana drivers who collectively owe millions of dollars to the Office of Motor Vehicles in unpaid fines from lapsed insurance coverage.
- The Latest: Regulators reviewing diocese's lawsuit Updated: May-13-16 2:24 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Latest on a lawsuit by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany against New York insurance regulators (all times local):
- Florida's hurricane fund in best shape ever ahead of season Updated: May-12-16 4:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's continued lucky streak when it comes to dodging hurricane is helping a key state fund reach its best financial shape ever in the two decades it has been in place.
- Granite City chiropractor pleads guilty in health care fraud Updated: May-12-16 2:13 am
GRANITE CITY, Missouri - A chiropractor who operated in Granite City and was accused of submitting about $500,000 in false and fraudulent bills has pleaded guilty.
- Senate votes to require insurance parity for chemo pills Updated: May-10-16 4:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Health insurers would be required to provide cancer patients the same coverage for certain oral drugs as for intravenous medications under a bill moving forward in the Michigan Legislature.
- Doctor tied to Menendez corruption case disputes allegations Updated: May-10-16 3:20 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - Attorneys for a prominent Florida eye doctor charged with corruption along with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez attacked federal prosecutors' contention that their client defrauded Medicare by using single-use vials of a costly drug on multiple patients.
- Oncologist, wife settle chemotherapy drug case Updated: May-10-16 11:02 am
SACRAMENTO, California - An oncologist who federal officials say gave his patients a counterfeit chemotherapy drug has paid a $300,000 settlement to the United States.
- State: Car insured by Affirmative? Get new coverage. Now. Updated: May-08-16 5:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles reminds drivers whose vehicles are insured by Affirmative Insurance or Affirmative Casualty Insurance that they need to have new coverage by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Otherwise, says Commissioner Karen G. St. Germain, they could face a penalty for cancelled insurance.
- 2 Southern California doctors guilty in hospice fraud scheme Updated: May-05-16 8:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - Two Southern California doctors have been convicted of Medicare fraud for falsely certifying patients were terminally ill - making them eligible for taxpayer-funded hospice care.
- Clarification: Health Insurance Rates story Updated: May-04-16 2:42 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - In a story May 3, The Associated Press reported that A majority of Oregon's health insurance companies are proposing rate hikes for the individual and small group markets in 2017. The story should have made clear that federal officials said for about 71 percent of Oregon consumers the higher insurance rates will be balanced by tax credits.
- Moda Health leaving Alaska individual health market in 2017 Updated: May-02-16 6:55 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - One of the two companies offering individual health insurance policies for Alaskans announced Monday that it will not be participating in that market next year.
- South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure Updated: Apr-28-16 5:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.
- State holding public hearing on long-term care insurance Updated: Apr-28-16 4:19 am
CATONSVILLE, Maryland - The Maryland Insurance Administration wants to hear your views on long-term care insurance.