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California mudslide victims still dealing with insurance headaches

California mudslide victims still dealing with insurance headaches

By CARTER EVANS SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — It’s been a month since mudslides killed at least 20 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes on the California coast. Torrential rain washed out hillsides torched bare by a massive wildfire, and some insurance companies have been slow to connect the disasters and cover the victims. Beth Prinz had endured […]

Ventura County Communities | Ongoing Flood Hazard Assessment On Hillsides Destabilized By The Thomas Fire

Ventura County Communities | Ongoing Flood Hazard Assessment On Hillsides Destabilized By The Thomas Fire

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) – Acres of land and vegetation now compromised by the Thomas Fires will have a recovery team consisting of Federal, State, Ventura County and City departments. The team is on high alert as these regions are extremely susceptible to debris flows and flooding.   From early modeling already done by the Ventura County […]

CVS plans to buy Aetna for $69 billion, reports say

CVS plans to buy Aetna for $69 billion, reports say

CVS Health Corp. reportedly plans to buy Aetna Inc. for $69 billion in a deal that would further consolidate the U.S. health care industry by combining one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains with a major health insurer.

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Kellyanne Conway: Trump will decide ‘this week’ whether to cut off insurance payments

Kellyanne Conway: Trump will decide ‘this week’ whether to cut off insurance payments

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Trump will decide this week whether to cut off cost-sharing payments that go to insurance companies under Obamacare. “He’s going to make that decision this week, and that’s a decision that only he can make,” Ms. Conway said on “Fox News Sunday.” Health and Human Services […]

8-Year-old Helps Buy New Wheelchair For His Best Buddy When Insurance Fails

8-Year-old Helps Buy New Wheelchair For His Best Buddy When Insurance Fails

If there was any doubt that Kamden Houshan and Paul Burnett would be friends forever, there certainly is not anymore. The soon-to-be 3rd graders do everything together: from munching on McDonald’s happy meals, to playing at the park. The two have been nearly inseparable since they met in kindergarten several years ago. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> […]

Doctor: Insurance Wouldn’t Pay for Patients’ Treatments, But Offered Assisted Suicide

  Dr. Brian Callister, a doctor in Reno, Nevada, says he had two patients recently who both needed life-saving treatments. “Not palliative care, not hospice, these would have been curative procedures.” One patient, he said, was from California, and the other was from Oregon, which both have passed physician-assisted suicide laws. Instead of offering to […]

A Reminder: What Insurance Is

A Reminder: What Insurance Is

. By Thomas L. Knapp “Elections have consequences,” outgoing US president Barack Obama once told Republican congressional leaders, and “I won.” He was right. One consequence of the 2016 election, in which the Republican Party maintained its House and Senate majorities and got a president of their own party, is the near-certain, near-future repeal of […]

Prosecutors fight to stop San Bernardino shooter’s family from getting $250,000 insurance payment

Prosecutors fight to stop San Bernardino shooter’s family from getting $250,000 insurance payment

LOS ANGELES — The federal government is suing to stop the family of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook from collecting more than $250,000 in life insurance payments from his death. In a complaint seeking the seizure of the money Tuesday, the government alleges that the proceeds from Farook’s two policies are derived from a […]

More Californians Preparing For Severe El Nino Flood Risk: Residents Purchase 28,000 New Flood Insurance Policies in California

More Californians Preparing For Severe El Nino Flood Risk: Residents Purchase 28,000 New Flood Insurance Policies in California

28,084 New National Flood Insurance Program Policies Purchased in California since August  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released new data on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Policies, showing an increase of more than 20,000 new NFIP Policies written in California during the month of November 2015. There is a 30 – 90 day […]

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