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Homeowner Amy Tripp poses for a photograph on October 3, 2021, in Big Pine Key, Florida.

Flood Insurance Rates Are Spiking For Many, To Account For Climate Risk

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The cost of federal flood insurance is rising for millions of homeowners, threatening to make homes in coastal areas unaffordable for many. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says its new rates better reflect flood risk in a warming climate. There may be few places affected more by the new risk rating… Read More

Bill To Change How Insurers Deny Treatments Till Others Are Tried Moves Forward

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The bill doesn’t ban so-called “step therapy”, but would allow for exemptions such as if medication causes an allergy or if the patient has already tried the treatment and it didn’t work. Senators have unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would make changes in the process by which insurance companies deny treatments and drugs until… Read More

Anthem Will Sell Insurance In Fewer Kentucky Counties

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will not sell health insurance plans statewide, leaving just one insurance provider for each county on Kentucky’s health exchange. Anthem had been the only insurance carrier to sell plans in all 120 counties on Kentucky’s health exchange. Wednesday, state officials announced Anthem would… Read More