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Posted on Jan 30, 2018 (19 days ago)

WTOK

Mississippi insurance agent pleads guilty
WTOK
(WTOK) - The Mississippi Attorney General's Office says Charles Myrick Winstead, an insurance agent from Terry, Miss., will spend time in prison for embezzlement. Winstead pleaded guilty tin Madison County Circuit Court to taking $117,863.74 from a ...
Central Mississippi Insurance Agent Going to Prison for EmbezzlementSTL.News

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Posted on Feb 16, 2018 (2 days ago)

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Here's how to lower your auto insurance costs
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The statistics (gleaned from reports from the nation's largest 14 insurers) illustrated a widespread problem nationwide that appeared to be getting better, but in the past few years has started growing again. Uninsured motorists are a major threat to ...


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Posted on Jan 25, 2018 (24 days ago)

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Backs Bill to Increase Authority Over Wind Pool
Insurance Journal
Customers pay $1,700 on average to cover only wind and hail, buying insurance elsewhere that covers other risks such as fire, liability and theft. The number of policies has been falling in recent years, in part because rates are deliberately kept high ...


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Posted on Jan 31, 2018 (18 days ago)

Bill would require health insurance to cover infertility treatment in MS
WDAM-TV
PINE BELT (WDAM) -. The plan to start a family can be more of a struggle than a splendid time for thousands of couples in Mississippi. At the capitol, state lawmakers will consider a bill that could help make the process with pregnancy a little easier ...


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Posted on Feb 11, 2018 (7 days ago)

Arson Arrest Made For Fire At Mississippi Delta Community College
Insurance Journal
A joint investigation between the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office, Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) Police Department, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Sunflower County Sheriff's Department, and the Sunflower County Emergency ...


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Posted today (15 hours ago)

Hattiesburg American

Rewrite of Mississippi school funding law diminishes public schools: Column
Hattiesburg American
Mississippi's most recent statewide election saw a large influx of out-of-state campaign donations for candidates pushing school privatization measures. Since then, public school supporters have fought a growing wave of legislation that would reduce ...


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Posted on Jan 24, 2018 (25 days ago)

Mississippi Business Journal

HEALTHCARE MISSISSIPPI — Two thirds of all falls can be prevented
Mississippi Business Journal
Two years ago on a March, Anderson Regional Health Center (ARMC) rose to a call for patient safety by reducing fall risks in healthcare practice, and its successful method became a nationwide practice. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ...


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Posted on Jan 24, 2018 (25 days ago)

Insurance Commissioner Seeks More Power Over Wind Pool
U.S. News & World Report
Mississippi's insurance commissioner is pushing a bill to strip some tax money and authority from the state's insurer of last resort for hurricane-prone coastal residents. Jan. 24, 2018, at 10:59 a.m.. Insurance Commissioner Seeks More Power Over Wind ...

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Posted on Feb 11, 2018 (7 days ago)

The Commercial Appeal

Echoes of '68 reverberate in events honoring King, sanitation workers
The Commercial Appeal
... of sanitation workers and Martin Luther King Jr. during events Sunday commemorating the history-making upheavals of 1968. Fifty years to the day after Memphis sanitation workers agreed to launch a strike that precipitated King's assassination on ...

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Posted on Jan 29, 2018 (20 days ago)

Mississippi to Offer Free Vehicle Inspections of Hurricane-Damaged Vehicles
Insurance Journal
The Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) and the Mississippi Collision Repair Association are partnering on an initiative designed to protect residents from buying cars damaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Following the two storms, officials say ...


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Posted today (2 hours ago)

Concordia Parish Chamber of Commerce to hand out new awards
Natchez Democrat
The Latest. Courthouse records: Feb. 9-15, 2018 · Crime reports: Monday, Feb. 20, 2018 · Casino says van struck during high-speed police chase · Concordia Parish Chamber of Commerce to hand out new awards · Local filmmakers aim to boost film industry ...


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Posted on Feb 16, 2018 (2 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Collide or collaborate? Community health centers and hospitals work through their overlap
ModernHealthcare.com
Moore is trying to move past the stalemate of competition and into the hard work of next steps, including solving Mississippi's healthcare access problems. "We've tried to get away from competition and hit the restart button," Moore said. So last year ...

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Posted on Jan 20, 2018 (29 days ago)

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Medicaid draft bill cuts provider reimbursement by 5 percent
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi True was not picked during the usual procurement. The process is still the subject of litigation, and many lawmakers take the position that the Legislature should not be involved in that aspect of the managed care program. Wiggins said his ...


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Posted on Feb 14, 2018 (4 days ago)

ABC NEWS 4

Heidi Todd found alive in Alabama, suspect Thomas Evans arrested in Mississippi
ABC NEWS 4
Police officers in Riverside, Alabama have confirmed to ABC News 4 affiliate WBMA that Todd has been found safe. Todd is currently in the custody of the Alabama Dept. of Human Resources, according to Andrew Donely, a reporter for WBMA. Authorities have ...

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Posted on Feb 3, 2018 (15 days ago)

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Medicaid managed care company biggest political donor: MS Pulse
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Centene, the parent company of Mississippi's managed care company Magnolia Health, gave $43,000 to 10 legislators through its political action committee, which can spend unlimited dollars but must file campaign finance reports. But its LLC, Centene ...


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Posted on Feb 13, 2018 (5 days ago)

Business Wire (press release)

$232K in Grant Funds Rehabilitate Mississippi Transitional Rental Community
Business Wire (press release)
BancorpSouth operates 276 full-service branch locations as well as additional mortgage, insurance and loan production offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, including an insurance location in ...

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Posted on Jan 24, 2018 (25 days ago)

The Hill

Mississippi pushes for Medicaid work requirements
The Hill
Thousands of Medicaid recipients in Mississippi would be required to work to be eligible for the program if the Trump administration approves a controversial state waiver request that recently opened for public comment. The proposal is likely to set ...

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Posted on Feb 9, 2018 (9 days ago)

Jackson Free Press

Surprise! House Targets Attorney General Jim Hood Again
Jackson Free Press
#"[I]f the question is a matter of rates regulated by the insurance commissioner, shouldn't they go back to the insurance commissioner through rules and regulations? Twenty-five states say yes, and here's why: because attorney generals throughout the ...

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Posted on Feb 11, 2018 (7 days ago)

House: Give hospitals new shot at Medicaid managed care pact
The Seattle Times
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi House and Senate negotiators will have to sort out whether they want to give in-state hospitals another shot at a big Medicaid contract, after House members included that proposal in their version of a bill to renew ...

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Posted on Feb 6, 2018 (12 days ago)

Mississippi House Advances Bill Cutting Wind Pool Authority
U.S. News & World Report
(AP) — House members are advancing a bill to strip a tax subsidy and authority from Mississippi's insurer of last resort for hurricane-prone coastal residents. House Bill 948 would divert $11 million a year in subsidies from the Mississippi Windstorm ...

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Posted on Feb 15, 2018 (3 days ago)

Business Wire (press release)

Banks Award $32K in Grant Funds to Mississippi Financial Literacy Program
Business Wire (press release)
BUSINESS WIRE)--Trustmark National Bank, State Bank and Trust and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) have awarded $32,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) grant funds to Mississippi Community Financial Access Coalition (MCFAC). Local ...

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Posted today (2 hours ago)

Human Rights Watch (press release)

Interview: Licensing LGBT Discrimination in the US
Human Rights Watch (press release)
These bills allowed, for example, wedding service providers, adoption and foster care agencies, and in some cases even counselors and mental and physical healthcare providers to refuse to serve LGBT people. Resistance to LGBT equality is the primary ...
United States: State Laws Threaten LGBT EqualityHuman Rights Watch

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Posted on Feb 1, 2018 (17 days ago)

Dailyleader

Bill would have set new health plan for Mississippi to administer Medicaid
Dailyleader
According to Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, who represents Copiah, Lawrence and Lincoln counties, two healthcare corporations dominate Mississippi's Medicaid market. They are Magnolia Health and United Healthcare, and each currently holds a 20 ...

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Posted on Jan 25, 2018 (24 days ago)

Hattiesburg American

Mississippi program to replace aging fire trucks in doubt
Hattiesburg American
Rising fire danger and increased insurance premiums could be on the horizon, according to county fire officials who say the state Legislature needs to renew a grant program that helps counties purchase fire engines. The program hasn't been funded for ...


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