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Posted today (23 hours ago)

Issuer Credit Rating of Ohio's Affinity Mutual Insurance Co. Downgraded
Insurance Journal
A.M. Best announced it has has downgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb” from “bbb+” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) of Affinity Mutual Insurance Co. (AMIC) in Lima, Ohio. The outlook of the ...

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

cleveland.com

Progressive Insurance scheduled to hire 7,500-plus employees in ...
cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Progressive Insurance plans to hire more than 7,500 employees in 2018 -- about 1,300 of them in Northeast Ohio. But don't wait until next year to apply for the openings, said Erin Hendrick, manager of recruiting. "We're starting to ...

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Posted on Dec 12, 2017 (3 days ago)

5 Sentenced in Ohio for Insurance Fraud
Insurance Journal
The Ohio Department of Insurance reported that five people were recently sentenced for insurance-related crimes following investigations by the department. Clermont County/Shandell Thomas and Aaron Thomas. In October, Shandell Thomas, of Cincinnati ...

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Posted on Dec 13, 2017 (3 days ago)

The Columbus Dispatch

Kasich urges Congress to extend children's health program
The Columbus Dispatch
The program, known as the Children's Health Insurance Program and often called CHIP, was first established in 1997 with a bipartisan agreement between President Bill Clinton and Republican lawmakers in Congress, including Kasich who then was a ...
These states are at risk of running out of CHIP funding - CNNPoliticsCNN
With health insurance for 220000 Ohio kids on the line, Kasich urges Congress to actThe-review
Why Millions of Children Could Lose Their Health Insurance in 2018TIME
Truth-Out -WOSU Public Media -NPR -Utah Department of Health - Utah.gov
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New York Times

Something Clicked and a Long-Distance Romance Blossoms
New York Times
Earlier in the day, Devakota Srinivasa Iyer, a Hindu priest, performed a religious ceremony at the temple. The bride, who is 32 and will be taking her husband's name, is of counsel at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio ...

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Posted on Dec 12, 2017 (3 days ago)

Ohio men convicted of workers comp fraud
Business Insurance
Two Ohio residents have been convicted of workers compensation fraud, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation said Friday. Pomeroy, Ohio-based Ernest Shawn Baker was ordered to reimburse the Columbus, Ohio-based bureau more than $23,000 after ...


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The Hill

Ohio legislature passes bill barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis
The Hill
“We commend Ohio lawmakers for moving to end lethal discrimination against unborn children with Down syndrome,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group based in Washington, D.C.. “Research has shown ...
House Bill 214 - Summary | The Ohio LegislatureThe Ohio Legislature
LaRose Introduces Bill Prohibiting Abortions Resulting From Down Syndrome Diagnosis - Frank LaRoseFrank LaRose
Rep. Huffman Applauds Passage Of Bill Prohibiting Abortions On Unborn Children With Down Syndrome ...The Ohio House of Representatives

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Posted today (16 hours ago)

cleveland.com

Final tax bill keeps deductions for medical expenses, college and historic rehabilitation
cleveland.com
Ohio's U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, was on the House-Senate conference committee that hammered out today's bill. He has been criticized by editorial boards and Democrats for supporting a bill that gives priority to corporate tax cuts and could ...

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Posted on Dec 7, 2017 (8 days ago)

Ohio InsurTech Startup Root Insurance Adds Allison as General Counsel
Insurance Journal
Columbus, Ohio-based auto insurance startup, Root Insurance, has hired Jon Allison as its first general counsel. Prior to joining Root, Allison served on the senior management team of CareSource, a regional non-profit managed health care plan. He was ...


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Posted on Dec 11, 2017 (4 days ago)

Toledo Blade

Open enrollment for health insurance exchanges ends Friday
Toledo Blade
Paulding County, which at one time was the lone county in the country to be without any options, will be covered by CareSource in 2018, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced in August. Every county in the state now has at least one insurer ...

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Crain's Cleveland Business (blog)

A new health care model emerges in Northeast Ohio
Crain's Cleveland Business (blog)
Crain's reported in October that ERC, a human resources services organization based in Highland Heights that also offers insurance offerings through its ERChealth arm, recently partnered with Paladina. ERC's new DPC, which is underwritten by Anthem, is ...

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net

What exactly does insurance cover?
Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
In Ohio, an insurance agent has liability if he fails to offer an appropriate policy to the insured. On Sept. 12, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will determine when the statute of limitations begins to run on the agent ...


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AL.com

Mississippi-Alabama opioid suit part of national consolidation
AL.com
5, the order says, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation "transferred 62 civil actions n(s) to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings ... With the ...


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Posted today (14 hours ago)

Ohio's senators have diverging opinions on GOP tax bill
WTOL.com
... rate further to do that." The other U.S. Senator from Ohio, Democrat Sherrod Brown, released a statement on the bill on Friday. He says the bill will force Ohioans to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations by taking away healthcare ...

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The Newark Advocate

Medical Mutual, Molina Healthcare offer coverage through LMHS
The Newark Advocate
NEWARK – Beginning Jan. 1, Medical Mutual of Ohio and Molina Healthcare of Ohio will offer a variety of marketplace products with healthcare service coverage through Licking Memorial Health Systems to local residents. The partnership enables ...


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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

Reuters

With no deal on children's health plan, US states scramble for Plan B
Reuters
She and her husband dropped their health insurance a few years ago, and CHIP has made a huge difference, particularly for her 14-year-old, who has autism. Minoui, of Portland, Oregon, said her 10-month-old daughter may need heart surgery in the coming ...
State Plans for CHIP as Federal CHIP Funds Run OutKaiser Family Foundation
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) | Medicaid.govMedicaid
Jimmy Kimmel brings out his son to talk about health careCNNMoney

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Tags:   CHIP
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Posted today (16 hours ago)

Sacramento Bee

The Latest: Estimate says tax bill adds $1.46T to deficit
Sacramento Bee
Taxpayers can deduct medical expenses not covered by insurance when they exceed 10 percent of adjusted gross income. The threshold is 7.5 percent for taxpayers who are 65 or older. The bill temporarily expands the medical expense deduction by applying ...
Highlights from the GOP's tax overhaul planHonolulu Star-Advertiser
GOP Releases Final Tax Bill As Rubio, Corker Boost Path To Christmas PassageWOSU

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Posted on Dec 4, 2017 (12 days ago)

cleveland.com

CHIP on their shoulders? Dysfunctional Congress puts children's health insurance funding at risk
cleveland.com
"Because folks in Congress with taxpayer-funded healthcare haven't done their jobs, Ohio families and their kids will pay the price," said a statement from Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. "We need to put politics aside, roll up our sleeves, and ...
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Eligibility Requirements | HealthCare.govHealthCare.gov
What Are the Consequences of Congressional Delay on ... - Center For Children and Families - Georgetown UniversityCenter For Children and Families - Georgetown University
Hatch, author of $1.5 trillion tax cut, hasn't found money for social programs - YouTubeYouTube

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cleveland.com

Formulary exclusion lists make it harder for patients to get prescriptions
cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Getting a prescription these days requires more than just a visit to your doctor. Insurance companies use formulary exclusion lists to dictate which prescriptions are covered, and the number of medications on those lists continues to ...


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Posted today (22 hours ago)

Business Insider

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Microsoft developing health chatbot platform — Lifespan aims to cut $182 million in costs ...
Business Insider
MICROSOFT IS TESTING ITS NEW HEALTH CHATBOT PLATFORM: The tech giant is developing the platform as a part of its Healthcare NExT program and has partnered with Aurora Health Care to create the Aurora Digital Assistant, a new chatbot service that aims ...

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Posted today (19 hours ago)

cleveland.com

Summa Health enters agreement with Dayton home health care company
cleveland.com
AKRON, Ohio -- Summa Health has entered into a joint venture with Alternate Solutions Health Care Network of Dayton to increase efficiency and streamline patient care outside of the hospital. The move allows Akron-based Summa Health to reorganize its ...

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Ohio racing pigeon gets off track, lands in McDowell
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
It is described as a hobby for those who enjoy working with animals, particularly birds. According to the group's website, the pigeon races range from 100 miles to 600 miles, with 300 miles being the most popular distances for the pigeons to travel ...

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Posted on Dec 7, 2017 (8 days ago)

Richland Source

Sherrod Brown: Protecting Healthcare for Ohio children
Richland Source
While the Senate is spending its time on a bill to cut taxes for corporations that send jobs overseas, kids here in America are on the verge of losing their health insurance. That's because this fall, Congress allowed the Children's Health Insurance ...


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Posted on Dec 5, 2017 (10 days ago)

HuffPost

Ohio Man Fights Big Insurance and Wins
HuffPost
A Kentucky man found himself in a David-and-Goliath-esque battle against his insurance company that is emblematic of the way big business preys on ordinary Americans. Jim Demetre purchased coverage from Indiana Insurance, which is owned by Liberty ...


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