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Today’s News: States Get $51 Million to Rate Health Insurance, Prop 17 Gets Shot Down and AIG Repayment Prospects Look Shaky

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made grants available to states to help them enhance their health insurance rate review programs, California’s Proposition 17 auto insurance bill does not make the vote and AIG looks to be struggling to fulfill its promise to repay taxpayers.

$51 Million to Rate Health Insurance

Every state, as well as the District of Columbia, has been granted $1 million to work on a process that will help it review and give approval to health insurance premium requests. In total, there is $250 million to give out to states under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but the $51 million is the initial portion being used to get the programs started. T

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North American Pet Health Insurance Month is coming up – get your entries in!

I can’t believe it’s that time again but Pet Health Insurance Month is coming up in September! The North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) is sponsoring the event across the US and Canada.

Time to dust off your story telling submit your pet insurance claim stories and nominate your favorite veterinarian for some great prizes, including $1,000 for you and a grant for your veterinarian. You can do it!

The 2009 pet insurance story was Heimdall’s battle with a rare type of pneumonia that cost more than $10,000.

Last year’s winning veterinarian was Dr. W

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Tips for Getting Affordable Online Quotes from Health Insurance Companies

In today’s economy affordable health insurance is on everyone’s mind. With premiums increasing every year it is important to find the best insurance plan at the best rate. More and more companies are reducing the amount they are contributing to their employees’ health care plans and some are discontinuing their plans altogether. As a result of these factors more and more insurance companies are offering health insurance directly to consumers via the Internet. With these new Internet offerings it is important to know how to determine if an Internet health insurance policy is right for you.

Before Internet quotes one would call up their insurance agent and simply purchase their plan. No re

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Top Health Insurance Companies for Individuals

Buying health insurance can be a daunting task. You want to get the most coverage you possibly can afford, but there are many factors to consider when determining which plan is best. The easiest way to research individual health insurance plans is to go to a reputable Internet website that provides side by side comparison of multiple plans from different companies. Luckily, this article does just that in order to report on the top four health companies for individuals.

WellPoint, Inc. of Indianapolis, IN operates one of the largest networks of insurance companies in the U.S. through a fleet of 45 companies. It offers specialty plans such as disability, dental, vision, and consumer driven health plans.

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Tips For Choosing The Best Health Insurance Company

Choosing the right health care provider can be a daunting task this day and age. Rising health care costs coupled with the current economic climate have put more pressure on the American consumer to make the right health care decision for their families and themselves. The good news, however, is that by having a good base knowledge of the standard terms and conditions of health care plans and by putting in a little bit of research, it is possible to find an excellent plan with the best health insurance company for your needs.

As you begin your research, you will quickly find that there is a wide range in pricing from plan to plan.

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