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Life well lived

  Long before guiding the Ole Miss Rebels football team to a national championship in 1962, Glynn Griffing roamed the hills and valleys of the Vicksburg National Military Park. “It was a quite an experience,” he said. “We ran all over that park.” He and friends spent days scampering along the hills in search of treasures, but his time at ...

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It’s about tailoring coverage with needs

Third-party administrators were established with the government’s approval in the 1970s Third-party administrators can provide cost-efficient insurance and benefit services to Mississippi companies while tailoring the services to meet the companies’ needs. “What sets us apart is that we’re much more flexible in designing plans to fit the company, which larger carriers, by their sheer size, are sometimes unable to ...

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Daniels found stability with State Farm

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 nine years, ...

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Managing forward growth

State Farm stays in the homeowners game, but is being cautious After a two-year hiatus, State Farm Insurance began writing homeowners policies in Mississippi in June. The return to writing the policies is allowed on a basis of agent availability. In other words, if a homeowner drops a policy, then the agent is allowed to write a policy for a ...

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A family affair

Chandler follows on the heels of grandfather, father and brother Charlie Chandler’s grandfather, father and brother are in the insurance business, so his decision to continue the family tradition was an easy one. “My family has been doing this for a long time,” the 30-year-old West Point native said. “I grew up knowing a lot of people in the insurance ...

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Insurance costs falling on Coast

More insurance companies entering the market is seen as the prime reason for a change in costs   A post-Katrina surge in the cost of insurance on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has begun to fall as more insurance carriers begin to re-enter the market in Mississippi, insurance officials said. According to information provided by the Mississippi Insurance Department (MID), property ...

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Debate on health reform just doesn’t make much sense

“Make no sense/ That common sense/ don’t make no sense no more.” John Prine wrote those lines, and sadly, much of the big debate on health reform “don’t make no sense” to me. A government with less money than GM and Bank of America stands poised to embark on a new $900-billion spending program, and worse, policy-makers, the media and ...

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Barbour: State can’t handle more burden

Mississippi not expected to be particularly supportive of health measures before congress By CLAY CHANDLER I STAFF WRITER clay.chandler@msbusiness.com A lot happened last week with the healthcare reform package President Obama has been pushing virtually from the day he announced his candidacy for the White House. After the chaos that ensued from Obama’s speech to a joining session of Congress, ...

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The state of health insurance in Mississippi

There are a multitude of opinions on the issue that cover a multitude of subjects By NASH NUNNERY I STAFF WRITER nash.nunnery@msbusiness.com From spirited and often-contentious town hall meetings to water cooler conversations at work, the debate over healthcare reform rages on across the nation. Lawmakers have heard arguments on both sides regarding President Barack Obama’s goals for healthcare reform. ...

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Auto insurance premium has lot to do with where you live

Mississippi ranks No. 27 in auto insurance premiums How much you pay for automobile insurance depends on your ZIP code. Whether you move from the suburbs to the city, from one side of town to the other or even a few blocks away, the relationship between your ZIP code and your auto insurance premium has much to do with the ...

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