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Mississippi could see push-pull on Medicaid expansion

Just as the leader of Mississippi’s Medicaid program cracked open the door Monday to the idea of expanding health coverage to some of the state’s uninsured residents, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves seemed to slam it shut. Medicaid Director Drew Snyder told House Appropriations Committee members Monday that the agency continues to hear from hospitals about how many patients don’t have ...

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Generic drugs leaving you feeling gouged?

By TED CARTER Talk often turned to price-fixing whenever leaders of generic drug companies gathered a half dozen or so years ago, say Mississippi’s attorney general and attorneys general of 46 other states. The result:  Mississippians and residents of the other states paid artificially inflated prices for generic drugs and continue to do so, say the states in a lawsuit ...

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It’s not REM, but Rusty Healy Agency is working out just fine

By NASH NUNNERY If Rusty Healy had his druthers, he’d be playing his dream gig as lead guitarist for 1980s indie rock band REM. But instead of basking in the afterglow of sold-out arenas and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Healy works in the insurance business as the owner of the Rusty Healy Agency in Madison. Channeling his ...

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LUBA named to Business Insurance magazine list

Business Insurance magazine announced today that LUBA Workers’ Comp has been named to its annual “Best Places to Work in Insurance” list. The program selects the country’s best employers in the insurance industry. The list includes agents, brokers, and insurance companies. LUBA Workers’ Comp is a regional casualty insurance company that provides workers’ compensation coverage across Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and ...

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National Flood Insurance Program needs long-term reauthorization

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which was established in 1968 making the program 50 years old, has been extended 17 times just between 2008 and 2012. “The program lapsed for more than a month four times in 2010 and 2011,” said Cumbest Realty owner Mark Cumbest, who is the Governor’s Gulf Coast Business Leader Appointment to the Mississippi Windstorm ...

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Helping others is Covington goal

» Former Auburn gymnast new State Farm agent in Madison Nearly three decades ago, Nike ran an award-winning advertising campaign featuring NFL and Major League Baseball legend Bo Jackson. The “Bo Knows” ads showed Bo trying his hand at golf, tennis, guitar and even hockey. Robin Covington Like Bo, fellow Auburn University alumnus Robin Covington knows…balance, literally and figuratively. Wife. ...

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Brown & Brown welcomes Carter as insurance & risk advisor

Jennifer Carter Brown & Brown Gulf States of Gulfport, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., recently announced the addition of Jennifer G. Carter, Insurance & Risk Advisor, to the Commercial Lines Department team. Carter, a resident of Madison, has 34 years of experience in insurance industry from areas of marketing, account management, underwriting, information technology, risk management, and education. ...

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‘Obamacare’ insurance rates will stay level in Mississippi

Rates for Mississippians who get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are projected to stay basically level next year. The consulting firm Avalere Health and The Associated Press analyzed state data and found premiums in “Obamacare’s” health insurance marketplace will rise only 0.2 percent in Mississippi next year. That’s lower than the average 3.6 percent increase in proposed or ...

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