Marcia Pinkstaff’s insurance company wants to “total” her dog Sasha, who was badly injured in a crosswalk by a minivan. When an insurer totals a car, it’s because replacing the car costs less than repairing it, so typically the car owner just gets a check. For Sasha, the insurance company is offering two trips to the vet before totaling the dog and buying Pinkstaff a replacement puppy. Read More
Two hundred teams will be hitting the streets of San Francisco for next weekend’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
One of those teams, first-time Avon participants Mercy for Breasts, is a group of five best friends from Burlingame’s Mercy High School class of 1980.
Cancer-free for three years, Bonnie Gordon of the Mercy team considers herself “the luckiest person walking on the face of the Earth” and feels “the experience helped me define what is important in my life.” Read More
Tully Lehman, the insurance industry spokesman with the Insurance Information Network of California, has some words of advice for Bay Area residents contending with winter storm damage. Read More
Robert Benmosche, chief executive of American International Group (AIG), feels so vindicated by his company's turnaround from bailout-recipient to a company with actual value that he told the Wall Street Journal he was wondering whether he was going to get phone calls saying he was right: Read More
The latest CNN poll still shows widespread disapproval for the Obamacare's mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance: Read More
A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting that she and her husband intentionally ate glass particles before submitting false insurance claims. Federal prosecutors say that from 1997 to 2005, the couple collected more than $200,000 in compensation after filing insurance claims that they had been injured by restaurants, hotels and grocery stores that had served them food containing glass particles. Read More
Remember! Obama promised that if you like your health insurance, you can keep it. Corporate bean counters, however, are weighing their options. Companies such as McDonalds, 3M and, most recently, Boeing have made it known that Obamacare is threatening the existence of their health care plans. Read More
That darn cost curve just keeps bending in the wrong direction:
Aerospace giant Boeing is joining the list of companies that say the new health care law could have a potential downside for their workers. Read More
Via Hot Air, comes this story in the Hartford Courant about how insurers in the nutmeg state are raising rates as much as 47 percent: Read More
The Wall Street Journal:
3M Co. confirmed it would eventually stop offering its health-insurance plan to retirees, citing the federal health overhaul as a factor. Read More