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2007

November

12
  • Reclame su seguro de incendio. Si tu hogar fue dañado por los recientes incendios en California, exígele a tu compañía de seguros que cumpla. Tú pagaste puntualmente tus cuotas mensuales; ahora le toca a ella responderte. Los últimos días de…
11
  • Collecting insurance after a disaster. In the aftermath of Southern California's devastating wildfires, you might be thinking more about your insurance. If your house is damaged or destroyed, what can you expect from your insurance company? How quickly will you…
08
  • Free 'VINCheck' for unrecovered stolen vehicles. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is launching a free service to help inform car buyers that the vehicle they want to purchase may be stolen. Over one million vehicles have been stolen annually in…
07
  • Autos robados: evite sorpresas al comprar. El buro nacional contra el crimen de seguros lanzó otra herramienta para que los consumidores se aseguren que el auto que están por comprar no sea robado. Se trata del portal VINCheck o Base de…

October

26
  • Insurers taking risk out of the equation. You buy a Band-Aid. You get a scrape. You use your Band-Aid. And the next time you go to the drugstore, you're told that you have to pay more for Band-Aids. Or maybe they won't…
25
  • Children's health bill reemerges in House. Just one week after failing to override President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program to a vote today, hoping that…
24
  • Insurance claims could haunt houses. If past history is any measure, many homeowners affected by the wildfires burning throughout Southern California will find that claims they submit to insurers will result in higher rates or even dropped policies. What they,…
  • Mexicanos en EE.UU.: ahorros en seguro médico. Los mexicanos residentes en Estados Unidos pueden comprar un seguro de cobertura médica en México a precios mucho más económicos que los que pagan por una póliza privada estadounidense. El costo promedio anual de un…
19
  • Why veto children’s health care funding?. The single most compelling reason to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is also the simplest: It’s the right thing to do. But the moral argument doesn’t seem to hold much sway with…
16
  • Home Insurers Canceling in East. It is 1,200 miles from the coastline where Hurricane Katrina touched land two years ago to the neat colonial-style home here where James Gray, a retired public relations consultant, and his wife, Ann, live. But…

September

28
  • Los 5 nuncas de la banca en Internet. El realizar las transacciones bancarias por Internet tiene muchas ventajas, porque toma menos tiempo que ir a la sucursal y tiene menos riesgos para la integridad física del cuenta habiente. Sin embargo, en la red…
26
  • House passes kid's insurance bill. A major expansion of government health insurance to nearly 4 million children passed the House of Representatives Tuesday, but without enough Republican support to overcome President Bush's promised veto. The vote was 265-159, with 45…
12
  • Employer paid health care costs rise (Chinese). 【美聯社十一日電】據凱撒家庭基金會11日發表的調查報告說,今年職工及他們的僱主支付的健保費平均上漲6.1%,超過通貨膨脹率和薪資增長率,佔家庭預算的較大部分。
  • Employer-paid health insurance costs slow. The cost of employer-provided health insurance rose 6.1 percent this year, the smallest jump since 1999 but still well above the increase in wages and consumer prices, according to an annual survey released yesterday by…
09
  • California's ambitious health plan fails. After losing much of August to a budget impasse, state lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have been unable to reach agreement on a proposal to extend health coverage to all uninsured Californians, raising the possibility…
05
  • Limited health policies vex some buyers. Sales agents peddling health insurance through Mega Life or Mid-West National told customers the coverage was affordable and good. What they often didn't say, according to Massachusetts' top prosecutor, was that the companies' standard policies…
02
  • Lock out 'mortgage protection' pitches. The meltdown among sub-prime mortgage lenders shows a particularly ugly side of the housing market - the business of selling high-risk financial products to people who may not be that financially savvy. Here's another: the…

August

31
  • Teetering on the edge of insurance. Small business owners Gordon and Babette Brennan used to pay as much as $800 a month for health insurance. But the Jupiter, Fla. couple felt like they received little in return: Claims for ordinary pediatrician…
29
  • Census: Health benefits scarcer. New numbers from the Census Bureau will likely fuel political debate in Congress and statehouses about the growing problem of the uninsured: Their ranks rose by 2.2 million in 2006. Overall, 47 million people lacked…
 

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