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  • The mistake doubling your auto insurance premiums Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Studies have found that the average driver is overpaying by nearly $400. How to cut your bill.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Investors in British financial markets breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, after a Scottish vote against independence spared them prolonged and unprecedented uncertainty that a break up of the United Kingdom might have unleashed. Royal Bank of Scotland said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England.

  • Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults. The study, released Thursday, was conducted by Oregon Health& Science University in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority.

  • Health law enrollment now 7.3M Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law— down from 8 million reported earlier this year. Medicare Administrator Marilyn Tavenner updated the numbers at a hearing Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

  • MONACO, Sept 18- Reinsurers are being squeezed by price competition and subdued demand from insurers for their products, and traditional mergers may not be enough to save those that lack either global reach or specialised focus.

  • Calif gov signs historic ridesharing legislation Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law.

  • Nebraska health insurance cost dispute unresolved Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    So the facilities and doctors affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives are no longer part of the Blue Cross network. "Blue Cross has created a mess for people all across the state of Nebraska," said Dr. The expired contract covered all CHI Health hospitals in Omaha, Schuyler and Plainview.

  • Anthem, hospitals join to offer new insurance plan Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining with several prominent Southern California hospitals to offer a new type of health coverage plan it promises will provide high-quality medical care at affordable prices.

  • Insurers turn to big data to help identify risks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    MONACO, Sept 17- Insurance companies are increasingly turning to "big data" from satellites, social media and even cigarette sales at gas stations to help identify risks and build up customer profiles. Hamilton Re, a new Bermuda- based reinsurer, hopes that heavy data-crunching technology will give it an advantage over rivals and boost its bottom line.

  • Expect the unexpected: More 9.0 megaquakes coming Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    A catamaran sightseeing boat, sits atop a two-story Japanese inn on April 3, 2011 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

    Researchers say that most of the Pacific's earthquake zones are capable of generating shocks at least as strong as magnitude 9, NBC News reports.

  • Lowest-cost insurer drops from Minnesota exchange Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— The insurance company that grabbed the most customers on Minnesota's health care exchange by offering the lowest rates told state officials Tuesday that it's pulling out of MNsure, a major blow to the exchange as the next open enrollment period approaches.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:24 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    Even as China's economy rises, its stocks' returns are hobbled by fraud and dodgy accounting World stock markets sag ahead of potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting, Scotland vote Allergan agrees to move forward with special shareholders meeting in December Trump Plaza shuts down, becomes 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year US producer prices likely rose only slightly in August, latest sign of mild inflation Beijing says deep sea rig that sparked standoff with Vietnam later found gas closer to China Russia's ruble drops to all-time low amid fears over fallout from economic sanctions Alibaba increases IPO price range to between $66 and $68 per share from $60 to $66 per share. As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike Insurer Humana's board authorizes $2 billion in share repurchases

  • Humana board OKs $2 billion in share repurchases Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Humana's board of directors has replaced the health insurer's share buyback plan with a bigger authorization for $2 billion in repurchases. It replaces a $1 billion buyback plan, of which about $782 million was outstanding after the insurer bought back $118 million in shares in the third quarter.

  • Greater chance of Ohio drivers hitting a deer Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    That's according to State Farm, the state's largest insurer, which says motorists in the Buckeye State have a 1- in-127 chance of hitting a deer in the one-year period that began Aug. 1. State Farm says it will also cost more to fix a car that has hit a deer.

  • The rudest drivers in America Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    The rudest drivers in the US have been judged, according to a report by Insure.com. Plan your commute accordingly.

  • *Swiss Re expects natural catastrophe price fall to slow. *Munich Re says risks must be priced right for long term. ZURICH/ MONACO, Sept 15- The world's biggest reinsurers put a brave face on the outlook for an increasingly crowded business on Monday, saying they expected a slowing decline in prices and new opportunities in some markets.

  • *Swiss Re expects natural catastrophe price fall to slow. Swiss Re, the world's second-largest reinsurer, said on Monday it expected to see a slowing decline in natural catastrophe pricing rates, with demand doubling in some markets by 2020..

  • *Swiss Re expects natural catastrophe price fall to slow. Swiss Re, the world's second-largest reinsurer, said on Monday it expected to see a slowing decline in natural catastrophe pricing rates, with demand doubling in some markets by 2020..

  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will recognize the outcome of the referendum and appoint negotiators to work out the details of separation "in the best interests of the people of Scotland and of the rest of the United Kingdom."

  • Reinsurers flock to Monte Carlo as market storm brews Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    *Reinsurers in Monte Carlo for Sept. 13-17 conference. "I am disappointed, exasperated, and even rather appalled by what is happening in the market," said Nikolaus von Bomhard, chief executive of the world's biggest reinsurer, Munich Re.

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