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Citizens Property Insurance Corp. officials were questioned Tuesday about the insurer’s request for an average 8.4 percent statewide rate hike.

That includes an average increase of as much as 11.3 percent in parts of South Florida and a 9.3 percent statewide rate hike for policies that cover homes, condominium units, renters, mobile homes and vacation or rented property.

Some policyholders’ rates would decrease under the proposal. Regulators Read the rest of this entry »

Approximately thirty million American women will gain from the new health reform law over the next ten years, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund , a private foundation based in New York.

The authors state that the law will stabilize women’s growing exposure to ever-increasing health costs, and even reverse it, by subsidizing health insurance for approximately 15 million women who currently have to no health insurance Read the rest of this entry »

Approximately thirty million American women will gain from the new health reform law over the next ten years, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund , a private foundation based in New York.

The authors state that the law will stabilize women’s growing exposure to ever-increasing health costs, and even reverse it, by subsidizing health insurance for approximately 15 million women who currently have to no health insurance Read the rest of this entry »

Approximately thirty million American women will gain from the new health reform law over the next ten years, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund , a private foundation based in New York.

The authors state that the law will stabilize women’s growing exposure to ever-increasing health costs, and even reverse it, by subsidizing health insurance for approximately 15 million women who currently have to no health insurance Read the rest of this entry »

Hawaii’s public schools continue to struggle, especially when it comes to meeting federal standards under “No Child Left Behind.”

But a plan by President Barack Obama is calling to radically change that law.

Currently over 180 schools in the state are failing to meet their yearly benchmarks.

Rather than be punished, Mr. Obama is calling for those schools to be rewarded for making making progress.

Over the years, Hawaii Read the rest of this entry »

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — There have been a number of recent reports about an exodus of employees from A.I.G., and the role of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. Over the last year, we understand that a number of AIG’s 100,000 employees have left A.I.G. to join the company’s direct competitors in the global property and casualty and life insurance businesses. Only thirteen of those employees have joined C.V. Starr & Co., Inc., which was formed in Read the rest of this entry »

The Obama administration on Monday will propose raising nearly $60 billion over 10 years through changes to the estate tax law and closing certain domestic tax loopholes, an administration official said.

Funds raised will go to beef up a health care reserve fund, a $634 billion pot of money President Barack Obama wants to use to revamp the health care system and expand insurance to tens of millions of Americans who lack it.

The White Read the rest of this entry »