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Posted today (11 hours ago)

StarNewsOnline.com

NC homeowners insurance increase on hold ... for now
StarNewsOnline.com
RALEIGH -- Your homeowners' insurance isn't increasing just yet. Negotiations between the N.C. Department of Insurance and N.C. Rate Bureau over proposed changes -- including hikes in many coastal areas -- have entered the next stage following N.C ...

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Posted on Jan 15, 2018 (6 days ago)

Insurance Journal

Insurance Industry Bands Together to Make a Difference in North Carolina City
Insurance Journal
A group of insurance and risk management professionals are working together to make a difference in one of North Carolina's largest cities. The group, Community Matters: Insurance Partners of Charlotte, started in 2012 to help raise funds to build a ...


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Posted on Jan 19, 2018 (3 days ago)

South Carolina School District Sues in Insurance Case
U.S. News & World Report
South Carolina School District Sues in Insurance Case. A South Carolina school district has sued a North Carolina insurance brokerage, saying it sold the district excessive policies and charged too much. Jan. 19, 2018, at 1:12 p.m.. South Carolina ...

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Posted on Jan 7, 2018 (14 days ago)

News & Observer

North Carolina Insurance Regulator Denies 18.7% Homeowners Rate Increase
Insurance Journal
The Commissioner of Insurance for North Carolina says a recent rate increase of 18.7 percent proposed by North Carolina insurers is unwarranted and has set a hearing date for later this year to resolve the matter. “We are not in agreement with the ...
North Carolina's insurance commissioner opposes rate increase proposed for homeowner insuranceWinston-Salem Journal
NC says no to homeowners' insurance rate hike, but it may be a temporary reprieveNews & Observer
Insurance commissioner rejects proposed NC homeowners rate increaseWRAL.com
WSOC Charlotte
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Posted on Dec 27, 2017 (26 days ago)

North Carolina Man Accused of Faking $104K in Insurance Claims
Insurance Journal
A North Carolina man has been charged with four counts each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, according to a statement from North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. Jeffrey Neal Smith, 42, of, Concord, N.C. Smith ...


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Posted on Jan 17, 2018 (5 days ago)

News & Observer

Congress could cut health insurance for some kids. Here's what parents can do now.
News & Observer
About 95,000 North Carolina children on a government health insurance program could lose coverage this spring if the U.S. Congress doesn't reinstate funding for the popular program. The Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, is a victim of a ...
Extending Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for 10 years - Congressional Budget OfficeCongressional Budget Office
S.1827 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): KIDS Act of 2017 | Congress.gov | Library of CongressCongress.gov
When Will States Run Out of Federal CHIP Funds? (January 2018 Update) – Center For Children and FamiliesCenter For Children and Families - Georgetown University

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Posted today (20 hours ago)

Insurance Business

School district sues brokerage and others for $42.5 million
Insurance Business
School district sues brokerage and others for $42.5 million A North Carolina school district is suing a Hub-owned insurance brokerage, and others, for $42.5 million, claiming its executives sold the district excessive policies and charged exorbitant ...

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Posted today (11 hours ago)

UNC board member questions legality of massive Carolinas HealthCare deal: 5 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
... negotiating power with insurance companies and more capital to eventually construct new hospitals, according to the Charlotte Observer. 2. The UNC board member raising questions is Tom Fetzer, who lobbies for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North ...


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Posted on Jan 4, 2018 (18 days ago)

WUNC

North Carolina Healthcare News Roundup
WUNC
... North Carolina, UNC Health Care swept up Morehead Memorial, a hospital that declared bankruptcy. And secret closed door talks continue between Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care over a large merger that has garnered push back ...

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Posted on Jan 19, 2018 (3 days ago)

For North Carolina ACO, Tech-Enabled Patient Outreach Drives Continued Success
Healthcare Informatics
Triad HealthCare Network, a subsidiary of Greensboro, North Carolina-based health system Cone Health, is a physician-led accountable care organization (ACO) with a network of more than 1,200 physicians and providers and six hospitals covering patients ...

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Mountain Xpress

Mission, Blue Cross dispute left patients searching for alternatives
Mountain Xpress
Jaclyn Kiger, managing attorney at Pisgah Legal Services, says in the six weeks, 523,989 people in North Carolina signed up for health insurance, which is 95 percent of the enrollments from the 12-week open enrollment period in 2016. In many ways ...

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Posted today (10 hours ago)

Government Shutdown: Here's What North Carolina Has At Stake
Patch.com
The impasse means non-essential federal employees were not at work and some government services were halted, although a vote on whether to reopen the government was slated for late Monday morning. But how much is North Carolina affected? Consumer ...

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Posted on Dec 27, 2017 (26 days ago)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Obamacare signups fall modestly in North Carolina; some expected bigger drop
Asheville Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE – The number of North Carolina residents signing up for Affordable Care Act insurance for 2018 declined modestly from over a year ago, but more than half a million Tar Heels will still rely on the federal program for insurance. Federal ...
McConnell Ready To 'Move On' From Obamacare Repeal, Others In GOP Say Not So FastNPR
Economist/YouGov Poll - cloudfront.netcloudfront.net
2017-12-21 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - CMS.govCMS.gov
USA TODAY
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Posted on Jan 19, 2018 (3 days ago)

News & Observer

UNC, Carolinas health care deal raises questions of legality and ethics among BOG members
News & Observer
A proposal to create one of the nation's largest health care systems in North Carolina is causing tensions on the UNC Board of Governors to spill out into public view. UNC board member Tom Fetzer, a health care lobbyist, set off the spark Thursday when ...


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Posted on Jan 8, 2018 (14 days ago)

VentureBeat

Techstars launches insurance tech accelerator in North Carolina
VentureBeat
Insurance is a massive industry that is still dominated by legacy processes, and we think it is ripe for disruption,” Mee-Jung Jang, managing director of the MetLife Digital Accelerator, told VentureBeat in a phone interview. According to Jang ...

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Posted on Jan 12, 2018 (10 days ago)

Healthcare IT News

North Carolina proposes law requiring data breaches to be reported in 15 days
Healthcare IT News
The proposed legislation is a direct response to the massive increase in consumers impacted by data breaches in the state. More than 5.3 million North Carolina consumers were impacted by 1,022 data breaches in 2017, Stein said. “This number is ...


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Posted on Jan 9, 2018 (13 days ago)

Nasdaq

With Thefts Rising in North Carolina, Top Ways to Protect Your Car and Lower Your Insurance Rates
Nasdaq
This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. While property crime rates are declining in North Carolina, auto theft ...


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Posted today (10 hours ago)

Greensboro News & Record

Federal shutdown: North Carolina among least affected states
Greensboro News & Record
The Wallethub credit advice website said in a survey released Monday that North Carolina ranks 41st among all states. According to the survey, North Carolina is: 31st in share of federal jobs. 45th in federal contract dollars per capita. 35th in small ...
How a government shudown impacts Alamance CountyBurlington Times News

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Posted on Dec 29, 2017 (24 days ago)

WNCT

NC senators urge homeowners to contact Dept. of Insurance midnight deadline
WNCT
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) — Certain North Carolina senators are urging the public to submit feedback to the North Carolina Department of Insurance before the end of Friday concerning the North Carolina Rate Bureau's proposal to increase homeowner's ...

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Posted on Jan 11, 2018 (11 days ago)

WCTI12.com

Proposed insurance rate hike denied by NC Insurance Commissioner
WCTI12.com
After reviewing more than 9,000 comments, N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey denied the Rate Bureau's proposed increase. However, unless the Department of Insurance and N.C. Rate Bureau negotiate a settlement, a hearing is required by State ...


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Posted today (9 hours ago)

FierceHealthcare

Allscripts Ransomware Update: Outages Expected through Monday
Healthcare Informatics
Updating a report from Friday, Jan. 19, the Chicago-based Allscripts, one of the most prevalent EHR (electronic health record) vendors in the world, is still working to restore some of its IT systems following a ransomware attack last week. As conveyed ...
Physician practices forced to use paper records lash out at Allscripts over ransomware responseFierceHealthcare
Allscripts still working to rebound after ransomware attackMedCity News

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Posted on Jan 19, 2018 (3 days ago)

Thousands With Disabilities In North Carolina Wait Years For Services
WFAE
Cardinal and each of the state's behavioral healthcare organizations keep their own waiting list. All told, as of early January, there were more than 11,700 people waiting to get services throughout the whole state. Only about a thousand more actually ...


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Posted on Jan 5, 2018 (17 days ago)

North Carolina Establishes New Fire Investigation Unit
Insurance Journal
In 2017, the N.C. General Assembly appropriated funding for two fire investigator positions to jumpstart the unit. The FIU will be divided into two regions: Retired Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Agent Bill Marshall will head the eastern region. Catawba ...


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Posted today (10 hours ago)

Carolina Public Press

Keeping a hospital afloat in Murphy
Carolina Public Press
“You talk to people in Murphy, a lot of people will say 'We wouldn't have a hospital in this town if it weren't for Mike,' ” said Julie Henry from the North Carolina Healthcare Association. “It takes ingenuity and perseverance and a lot of sweat.” The ...


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