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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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McGriff Insurance Services hires Abernethy

Tommy Abernethy McGriff Insurance Services recently hired Tommy Abernethy as business insurance agent in its Property and Casualty department at 1020 Highland Colony Pkwy. The Jackson native earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. Upon graduation, Tommy spent 25 years in the trade show, convention and hospitality industry throughout the Gulf South Region. He held ...

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Powell joins Account Services Group Insurance

Leslie Powell Leslie Powell recently joined Account Services Group Insurance as a Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent. She has over 10 years of experience in business administration. Powell’s duties include working closely with clients to make sure their businesses are protected and properly insured. Powell lives in Brandon and enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, and entertaining.

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Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance included in IIABA’s Best Practices study

Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance of Columbus has retained its Best Practices status, a national recognition for independent insurance agencies. The status was achieved by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) Best Practices Study group. Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance has served north Mississippi and west Alabama for 28 years, with Mississippi offices in Columbus, West Point, Starkville, Amory and Aberdeen. ...

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ALAN TURNER — Adding up the benefits of healthy workplaces

There are many reasons why employers should adopt and support workplace wellness programs for their employees, but for our purposes, let’s consider just two of these. First, workplace wellness programs make major contributions to the health and happiness of employees and their families, and in many cases, have actually saved lives. More on this later in this article. Second, workplace ...

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Daniels found stability with State Farm

Andy Daniels Delta native says brand of nation’s largest insurer and father’s legacy made decision easy An open position in a Yazoo City State Farm office and the desire for a more stable career led agent Andy Daniels to follow in his father’s footsteps. After working for nearly a decade at various sales marketing positions and moving eight times in ...

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Gulf Coast seeing positive movement regarding hurricane insurance rates

By BECKY GILLETTE For many years after Hurricane Katrina, the high cost of insurance was a drag on the Mississippi Gulf Coast home sales market. The summer of 2017 was tough for hurricanes, even though only one hit Mississippi. Category one Hurricane Nate caused some water damage, but no lives were lost. But despite this past year’s active hurricane season, ...

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INSURANCE — Preparations important for home owners and businesses

By BECKY GILLETTE Hurricane season started June 1 and wherever you live in the coastal area, it is important to have a plan, said Earl Ethridge, director of emergency services for Jackson County. Plan where you will go in the event of a hurricane, and what you need to take especially medicine, cash and insurance information. “We don’t recommend anybody ...

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Where are the millennials of insurance? Ole Miss teams with industry executives to replenish ranks as boomers retire

By TED CARTER The prospect of calamities has kept insurance executives from sleeping easy since way back in the 1300s when enterprising Genoans began insuring ships and cargo. Nowadays, insurance execs are trying to head off a modern-day calamity of not having new blood to carry the industry forward as baby boomers retire from the field in droves. Their efforts ...

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