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Survey: Losses from late April storms could reach $1B

May 8, 2014

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According to a report from a global reinsurance firm, the late April storm system that caused widespread damage and fatalities in Mississippi and 19 other states could be the world’s first billion-dollar storm of 2014. Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center at Chicago-based Aon Benfield, has released the latest edition of its monthly Global […]

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School officials welcome insurance-less Santa

November 21, 2013

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It is not an easy job being Santa Claus. It’s full of risks, and the Jolly Old Elf is sometimes faced with having to carry insurance. But St. Nick is getting a break this year — at least when he visits schoolchildren in one North Mississippi county. For this holiday season, DeSoto County school officials […]

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State Attorney General Jim Hood hints at action against Blue Cross Blue Shield

November 12, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON – As attorney general, Jim Hood has displayed a willingness to take on big business, whether Google, BP, major drug companies or Entergy, if he felt wrongdoing was occurring. Hood, a Democrat, sent word recently he is eying health insurance giant Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I have been […]

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UMMC to continue seeing all patients as negotiations over reimbursement continues with Blue Cross Blue Shield

July 17, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The University of Mississippi Medical Center has extended its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi through August 28 as officials from both entities work toward a new agreement to provide fair reimbursement for medical services. Regardless of whether the contract terminates, UMMC will continue to provide health-care services to all […]

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(UPDATE) Thoughts on BP spammer e-mails

January 11, 2013

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With so many companies and individuals getting on the BP claims bandwagon its little wonder that the story has become a “Gangnam Style” meme for the business world. Its like “Linsanity” with plaintiffs. The turgid call for more BP claims is even making the email rounds. Supposedly, anyone can get a free claim case review […]

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Without a safety net: Results of timber insurance study surprising, troubling

September 9, 2011

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While landowners find timber insurance attractive, what they are willing to pay for it is significantly less than the going rate, and most choose to go uninsured and risk the losses even after Hurricane Katrina and last April’s destructive storms. That was the finding of a recent timber insurance study conducted by the Mississippi State […]

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