Florida lawmakers move closer to overhauling auto insurance policies, despite warnings

Ruben Onsu

TALLAHASSEE — Representatives from State Farm, Geico, Progressive and multiple insurance trade organizations came out against a sweeping overhaul of Florida’s automobile insurance laws proposed by state lawmakers this session.

Insurance companies warned state lawmakers on Monday that up to 45 percent of Florida motorists could see their rates rise if lawmakers choose to do away with the state’s 50-year-old “no-fault” laws and increase the minimum amount of insurance motorists would be required to carry.

“It will have a significant rate increase for 35 to 45 percent of Floridians,” Doug Bell, a lobbyist for Progressive, told lawmakers.

Those rates would

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Gallatin County files lawsuit against insurance company over payment for snowplow crash | County

Ruben Onsu

Gallatin County and a snowplow driver who was involved in a 2017 collision have filed a complaint in federal district court against Atlantic Special Insurance Company, alleging that the insurer acted in bad faith and breached its contract with the county.

In that case, a Gallatin County plow being driven by Rick Blackwood failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a car being driven by Sarah Daniels.

The snowplow’s blade broke through the windshield and roof of the car and Daniels spent several months in the hospital and has permanent impairments from the crash, according to court

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Officials Detail Plan To Restore CT Unemployment Insurance Fund

Ruben Onsu

CONNECTICUT — Legislative leaders have announced details of a proposal meant to address the chronic insolvency of the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.

If passed, the legislation would also reduce taxes on at least 73 percent of businesses by broadening the taxable wage base, reducing tax rates, and reforming benefits.

State Rep. Sean Scanlon said he anticipates House Bill 6633 moving out of the Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee, which he chairs, before the end of the week.

Spcifically, starting in 2024, the bill calls for the increase of the taxable wage base from $15,000 to $25,000, then indexes it

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Thurman board cancels health insurance for employee, orders her to reimburse town | Local

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“By all means,” Galusha responded.

Brown said the issue needs to be resolved.

Once the town has been reimbursed for the costs, he would be willing to consider whether the job should be a full-time position with benefits.

“I’m sure you’re going to try to get somebody else in this position because you have been against this individual,” Shepler said.

“It doesn’t matter,” Harris responded.

Galusha said he does not have a bias against Seaman. If that were the case, he would have brought forward this resolution months ago, he said.

The board passed two other Galusha-sponsored resolutions, including one

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Car insurance companies discriminating based on education levels? :: WRAL.com

Ruben Onsu

Are you paying too much for car insurance?

5 on Your Side’s Monica Laliberte says you might be if you haven’t shopped around in a while.

No one wants to pay too much for anything, especially insurance.

But an investigation by Consumer Reports found some surprising things that play into your rates with some companies.

Of course, the younger you are, the more car insurance costs; that’s nothing new. But a Consumer Reports investigation found other factors can impact your quote.

“We are seeing that some insurance providers are charging

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Lemonade Opens Early Registration for Lemonade Car

Ruben Onsu

NEW YORK–()–Lemonade, the insurance company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, announced it is readying ‘Lemonade Car’ for launch within the year. Early registration is now open at www.lemonade.com/car.

Today’s news marks the company’s third expansion into a major new insurance category in less than 12 months. The company started with homeowners products, adding pet insurance in the second half of 2020, and term life insurance in the first half of 2021. The launch of Lemonade Car will allow both existing and new customers to bundle their home, pet, and life policies with

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