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We all know California is earthquake country and “unsettling” might be the word to describe recent major and devastating quakes in Japan, New Zealand and Haiti. Being prepared for--and surviving--a major quake should be first priority but what about the financial aftershocks?
The awe-inspiring volcanic eruption in Iceland this week is causing chaos in airline schedules and stressed-out travelers may be in for more headaches when they look into their travel insurance coverage.
Hartford Insurance has been caught spying on disability patients. Chris Cuomo of ABC reported the abuses of using videotape surveillance to follow people who are clearly disabled and have been diagnosed by a physician. Are the insurance companies qualified to diagnose disabilities? UCAN thinks not and wants physicians and patients to determine what is best for patients. No one wants to see fraud of course, but what you see on the video borders on invasion of privacy and probably feels like stalking to the people being followed and photographed everywhere they go. Read on.
In a letter to Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, UCAN raised concerns about the policies and practices of a life insurance company and the Insurance department’s handling of UCAN’s complaint about the policies. To date UCAN has not received response to the letter. We know the Commissioner is busy running for Governor, but we would appreciate a response as to why our request to the Department was met with the response “there is nothing we can do.”
Sounds like an ad you hear every day but for low-income individuals the Department of Insurance's Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program may be exactly what you need to meet California's car insurance requirements.
Health care reform may be picking up steam as AARP,an organization representing millions of older Americans, and the American Medical Association (AMA) endorse a $1.1 trillion dollar House bill that could come up for a vote as early as this Saturday. READ MORE.