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Posted on Aug 15, 2018 (3 days ago)

Oral arguments set for Texas Obamacare lawsuit
Politico
Nevada's Silver State Health Insurance Exchange on Tuesday awarded a contract to take back control of its technology platform to GetInsured, a Mountain View, Calif., company that transitioned Idaho off the HealthCare.gov platform and provides e ...

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Posted on Aug 14, 2018 (3 days ago)

Politico

Oral arguments in Texas Obamacare suit set for Sept. 10
Politico
The Trump administration has partly sided with the plaintiffs in seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act's insurance protections, including the prohibition on denying coverage to individuals with pre-existing medical conditions. The lawsuit is ...


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Posted today (20 hours ago)

Insurance Co. Must Cover Contractor In Sports Complex Row
Law360
Law360 (August 17, 2018, 3:29 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge has ordered Mt. Hawley Insurance Co. to cover a contractor in a lawsuit alleging a breach of contract in the construction of a sports complex, ruling that the policy's exclusions don't free ...


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Posted on Jul 20, 2018 (28 days ago)

Texas Standard

News Roundup: Texas Legislator Calls For 'Emergency' Fixes To Healthcare For Retired Teachers
Texas Standard
Texas Public Radio's Ryan Poppe reports that state Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, wrote the governor asking that reforms to the state's healthcare system for retired teachers be added as an “emergency” legislative priority. That would allow state ...


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Posted on Aug 15, 2018 (2 days ago)

Insurer Off Hook In Texas Employment Appeal
Law360
The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana ruled that a lower court correctly granted summary judgment to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., whose policyholder Bush Construction Inc. had said that TM wrongly stopped defending ...


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Posted today (9 hours ago)

Latest Texas news, sports, business and entertainment at 1:20 am CDT
KRIS Corpus Christi News
DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas say there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and other black teenagers. The two teens testified Friday during ...

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Posted today (13 hours ago)

Latest Texas news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 pm CDT
KRIS Corpus Christi News
DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas say there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and other black teenagers. The two teens testified Friday during ...

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Posted on Aug 9, 2018 (8 days ago)

Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota insurance commissioner backs attorney general in overturning Affordable Care Act
Grand Forks Herald
BISMARCK—North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread says he supports Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's entry into a Texas federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act. In a letter on Tuesday, North Dakota's Democratic-NPL ...

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Business Wire (press release)

AM Best Downgrades and Withdraws Credit Ratings of Kanawha Insurance Company
Business Wire (press release)
The downgrades reflect the withdrawal of this ratings enhancement, following the announcement on Aug. 9, 2018, of the completion of the sale of Kanawha to Continental General Insurance Company, a Texas-based insurance company wholly owned by HC2 ...

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Posted on Jul 19, 2018 (29 days ago)

Brown & Brown Subsidiary Acquires Texas MGA and Arkansas Affiliate
Insurance Journal
Texas Security General Insurance Agency LLC, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Loving and Etheredge Inc. d/b/a Texas Commercial Insurance Facilities (TCIF) and its affiliate, Arkansas Insurance ...


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Posted on Aug 7, 2018 (10 days ago)

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems appoints permanent chief physician executive: 4 notes
Becker's Hospital Review
Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems named Steven M. Berkowitz, MD, permanent senior vice president and chief physician executive. Here are four ... He previously served as CMO of St. David's Healthcare in Austin, Texas. 3. He is a fellow of ...


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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 (18 days ago)

Alvin Sun Advertiser

Here's an easy insurance issue to fix
Alvin Sun Advertiser
You see, like most people, I purchase health insurance through my employer. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and it's a pretty good plan. Realistically, I probably will never use the insurance enough to save money, but if there were an emergency ...


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Posted on Aug 2, 2018 (16 days ago)

Texas Supreme Court Issues Highly Anticipated Bad Faith Opinion
Lexology
Given that “substantial confusion” existed in Texas courts regarding the relationship between contractual claims for breach of an insurance policy and statutory bad faith claims under the Texas Insurance Code, the Texas Supreme Court attempted to set ...


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Posted on Aug 9, 2018 (8 days ago)

Houston Chronicle

Fighting cancer on two fronts: Despite Texas law, firefighters denied workers comp for treatment
Houston Chronicle
Legislators wrote the law to help doctors, lawyers, insurance providers and union representatives avoid wrangling over individual cases so firefighters can receive benefits quickly. The state firefighters union and lawmakers say cities have subverted ...


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Posted on Jul 22, 2018 (27 days ago)

Dallas News

Why a Texas lawyer has spent years fighting a $75 red-light camera ticket
Dallas News
The Texas Supreme Court will consider whether Bowman's challenge to the legality of Richardson's red-light camera program is valid. If he's successful, he .... home with him. Bowman said he still gets his “bread and butter” insurance legal work done, too.


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Posted today (20 hours ago)

Houston Public Media

Houston Hospital Loses Heart Transplant Medicaid Funding, Texas Unemployment Rate for July Remains at Four ...
Houston Public Media
Medical experts say the funding termination will have ramifications beyond the heart transplant program, such as the loss of private insurance companies. St. Luke's spokeswoman Marilyn Gerry says the hospital is working with the agency on possible ...


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Posted on Aug 15, 2018 (2 days ago)

5 times news outlets prompted hospital investigations, suspensions or charge withdrawals
Becker's Hospital Review
While regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies are tasked with monitoring healthcare facilities' compliance with both state and federal policies, some news outlets have been one step ahead, unearthing issues that stimulate regulatory oversight or ...


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Posted on Aug 9, 2018 (8 days ago)

Texas' Murex Petroleum Sued for Allowing Racial Harassment, Hostile Workplace
Insurance Journal
A Texas-based oil and gas company, operating in Tioga, N.D., violated civil rights law by subjecting an African-American employee to a hostile work environment based on his race, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a ...

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Posted on Jul 31, 2018 (17 days ago)

Texas Petrochemical Contractor to Pay $135K in Disability Suit Settlement
Insurance Journal
A Texas petrochemical services company that fired three brothers because of a blood disorder that they shared will pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by federal officials over the firing. Signature Industrial Services LLC in Beaumont has also ...


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Posted on Jul 23, 2018 (25 days ago)

WRDW-TV

I-Team Investigation: Murder for Millions
WRDW-TV
Irish Travelers living in Texas murder a housekeeper. The housekeeper is an English traveler with millions of dollars in life insurance. Investigators began connecting the dots which lead them to an insurance salesman in North Augusta. Chuck Mercier is ...


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Posted on Jul 27, 2018 (21 days ago)

Houston Public Media

Houston Startups Tapped To Tackle High Priority Problems In Healthcare
Houston Public Media
At the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute, HHS is tapping Houston startups to address health security needs. Along with eight other startup accelerators around the country, companies brought on by the Innovation Institute will work with federal ...


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Posted on Jul 31, 2018 (17 days ago)

USA TODAY

Homeowner's insurance: 10 tips for older Americans
USA TODAY
Read your policy and make sure your insurance coverage is up to date, especially if it's a policy you have owned for some time, says Scott Hughes, a managing partner at Hughes Financial Services. “Older policies may provide for inadequate coverage,” he ...

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Posted on Aug 11, 2018 (7 days ago)

MyAJC

Oxendine caught up in lab testing dispute
MyAJC
Georgia's former insurance commissioner John W. Oxendine says he walked away from a deal with a Texas company called Next Health that is embroiled in a $100 million fraud lawsuit playing out in Dallas. But a paper trail that revealed Oxendine's plans ...

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Posted on Jul 31, 2018 (17 days ago)

Latest Texas news, sports, business and entertainment at 3:20 am CDT
KRIS Corpus Christi News
HARVEY-FLOOD INSURANCE. Harvey's devastating flooding boosts insurance in Texas. KATY, Texas (AP) — Federal data indicates the number of homes in Texas with flood insurance has risen in the year since Hurricane Harvey inundated the Houston ...


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