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In an effort to shore up health care coverage for Americans facing a double whammy of unemployment and health risks from the coronavirus pandemic, President Joe Biden has reopened the health insurance marketplace for a special enrollment period. From Feb. 15 through May 15, 2021, anyone seeking coverage can apply for an Affordable Care Act […]

Sometimes, the most important part of a conversation is what’s not said. Information can be omitted by accident or on purpose. Asking the right questions can help you uncover this missing information, especially when you’re shopping for life insurance. Here are 6 things that your life insurance agent probably isn’t telling you: No. 1: They […]

Which seems like a better use of money — more than a decade of federally funded cancer research or one year’s worth of fraudulent insurance claims? The price tags, it…

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The process of purchasing and maintaining a life insurance policy can be confusing. Agents and advisors often sell life insurance based on a policy’s features, such as cash value and perhaps low premium payments. When you purchase a cash value life insurance policy, you’ll receive a projection of the policy’s guaranteed and non-guaranteed features. It’s […]

After a 2020 filled with hurricanes and wildfires, this year could be the moment when the U.S. insurance industry finally grapples with climate change. Who will win that wrestling match? Insurers? Homeowners? Or the increasingly challenging environment? “The alarm bells are now ringing loudly,” says Karen Collins, who handles home insurance and other personal lines […]

Just 13% of Americans put a high level of trust in insurance salespeople—only 1 percentage point above members of Congress—according to a 2019 Gallup survey. (Nurses rank the highest for ethics.) Unfortunately, there’s a valid reason for this mistrust. Embezzlement of insurance premiums, typically by insurance agents, ranks as the most common type of insurance […]

There’s no bad time to buy life insurance, so if you’re ready to shop, you may be wondering how to get cheap life insurance. One of the top reasons that people don’t own life insurance is because they think it’s too expensive, according to the 2020 Insurance Barometer Study by LIMRA and Life Happens. Many […]

Instead of taking on the expense of traditional health plans, some small businesses are setting up an “individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement” that allows them to give workers money to put toward comprehensive coverage on the individual insurance market. But consumer advocates are concerned they may shortchange some workers.

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SEN. TED CRUZ: "Obamacare has doubled the profits of the big health insurance companies, doubled them. Obamacare has been great corporate welfare for giant health insurance companies at the same time, according to the Kaiser foundation, premiums — average families' premiums — have risen more than — have risen $7,967 per year on average. That is catastrophic that millions of Americans can't afford health care. It is a catastrophic failure of 'Obamacare.'" — Barrett nomination hearing Wednesday.

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After checking which free online programs are available through your child's school, you might want to supplement your child's learning with some relatively inexpensive academic games. Prodigy, a math game for students in grades one through eight, offers a free version and a premium version, which costs $8.95 a month (or less if you purchase a longer subscription). Scholastic offers a “Learn at Home” program that costs $5.99 a month. There are countless other options, so you might want to search online for educational games related to the subjects your child wants to practice.

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