Insurance

White House: Extend jobless benefits

President Obama's newest priority is making sure Congress extends federal unemployment insurance benefits another year.  More

Flood insurance costs soaring for thousands of homeowners

Homeowners who live along the nation's coasts and river valleys are discovering that changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program are causing their insurance premiums to skyrocket at alarming rates.  More

Shutdown 1st day: Furloughs for many, some jobs are saved

A few agencies, including Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the federal courts, are using left-over pots of money to try and keep workers on the job.  More

Is renters insurance worth it for college students?

Renters insurance isn't exactly something that tops most college kids' list. But in some cases, that could be a big mistake.  More

The Massachusetts (health care) experiment

To get an idea of what's in store for you when the most important elements of Obamacare fall into place in January, take a look at how the plan it was modeled on has panned out.  More

Tornado victims may face long haul with insurers

Survivors of the Oklahoma tornado must begin the arduous process of rebuilding their lives, and in many cases, their homes. Unfortunately, that means filing insurance claims -- and, in some cases, fighting with their insurer for what they are owed.  More

Will insurance cover genetic testing, preventive surgery?

Women who discover they carry the BRCA hereditary gene mutation that dramatically increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers face big decisions and thousands of dollars in medical costs if they are uninsured.  More

Term life insurance prices rising amid low interest rates

Term life insurance is getting more expensive -- and harder to find.  More

Who really dinged your spouse's car

A new survey indicates that many spouses keep tickets, and even car crashes, to themselves.  More

Sandy victim faces insurance nightmare

Roman Bediner thought his home in Staten Island, N.Y., was fully covered by homeowners and flood insurance. But after it was clobbered by Superstorm Sandy, he realized how little coverage he had.  More

Governors say no to hurricane deductibles

Homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will save thousands of dollars in insurance costs after several state governors declared that Superstorm Sandy should not trigger hurricane deductibles.  More

Filing insurance claims after Sandy

For homeowners who sustained property damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy and want their insurer to help cover it, here's what to expect.  More

Hurricane deductible could cost homeowners thousands

Homeowners who experience damage to their home due to Hurricane Sandy could be on the hook for thousands of dollars due to a "hurricane deductible."  More

Hurricane Sandy insurance hit at $10 billion

As Hurricane Sandy crawls up the East Coast, insurance losses from damages caused by heavy rainfall and wind gusts could hit $10 billion .  More

Health insurance premiums climb 4% in 2012

The cost of employer-sponsored family health insurance jumped again this year, but the rate at which premiums rose slowed to historic lows, according to a new survey Tuesday.  More

Hurricane Isaac damages could hit $1.5 billion

As Hurricane Issac crawls through Louisiana, modeling companies are making damage estimates  More

Progressive settles with victim's family

Progressive reached a settlement with Katie Fisher's family, after her brother's post about the handling of her policy sparked online outrage.  More

Why Progressive defended a client's killer

Progressive Insurance tried to use Twitter to calm public outrage in a controversial death case, but it only made things worse.  Play

Medicare: Private insurers not always cheaper

Republicans are eager to open Medicare more to private insurers. But insurers often can't provide care at a lower cost than the government in Medicare Advantage, which allows seniors to receive benefits from private insurers.  More

Drought may cost $20B in crop insurance

With the drought continuing to ravage the nation, farm experts say 2012 will be a record pay-out year, possibly topping $20 billion.  More

Does it pay to buy long-term care insurance?

The price of long-term care insurance policies has soared 6%-17% over the past year.  More

3.1M young adults gained health coverage since law took effect

More than 3.1 million young Americans have health insurance thanks in part to a provision in the health care reform law that allows parents to add dependents up to age 26 to their insurance plans, the government said.  More

Insurance exchanges could survive even if health reform law dies

Exchanges are meant to offer cheaper health plans, so more of the nation's 32 million uninsured can afford coverage.
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Your insurance company may owe you $127

Thanks to a provision in the health care reform law, millions of consumers will be receiving rebates from their insurers this summer.  More
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