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Federal market exchange lacks health insurance providers for 36 counties

It’s well past halftime and the clock can’t be stopped as federal officials seek health insurers to cover 36 Mississippi counties before an Oct. 1 deadline for launching the state’s healthcare exchange. The Mississippi Department of Insurance is unsure what to make of a predicament it has no control over. Gov. Phil Bryant quashed Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney’s effort to ...

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Insurance costs contribute to slow residential growth on Gulf Coast

A drive along coastal U.S. 90 reveals many vacant lots where homes and businesses sat before Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Eight years after the devastating storm, rebuilding is scarce along the beach and on nearby streets. While reasons vary, the high cost of insurance is heard more than any other reason. For full coverage, property owners near the water need ...

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Chaney, Cross make Hall

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has been recognized for his service to the citizens of Mississippi with induction into one of the most prestigious insurance-related groups in the state. Chaney was inducted into the Mississippi State University Insurance Hall of Fame. The induction was part of Mississippi State’s annual Insurance Days. Chaney was joined as an inductee by Nancy Cross, ...

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Act now before storm season

If you think preparing for storm season only means stocking up on extra drinking water and food or filling your gas tank, you are missing a very important step in your preparations. You should get to know your insurance policy. Knowing what’s covered and what’s not can save you a world of trouble and possibly a lot of money if ...

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Read November 23 issue of the MBJ

  GAMING Casino industry matures across Mississippi over two decades— by Clay Chandler HOLIDAYS Temporary ice rinks attract skaters, business for communities— by Stephen McDill KEMPER UPDATE Analysts dispute claim coal plant is almost complete— by Clay Chandler FONDREN Plans are in the works to makeover business district— by Clay Chandler BILL CRAWFORD Wipe out the debt and curb deficit ...

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Mississippi takes first steps to take part in Affordable Care Act — Move comes as Gov. Bryant continues to resist state’s full participation in health care reform

The very thing Gov. Phil Bryant had hoped not to see occurred last week: Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney submitted the state’s plan for a health insurance exchange to the federal government, moving the state closer to participation in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Chaney calls his submittal a blueprint for a free market exchange designed to link health insurance ...

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Insurance commissioner continuing health exchange work

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney insists reports are false that he has put the brakes on further work on a state health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act until after the November elections. “I want to make it clear that my position regarding the Health Insurance Exchange has not changed,” Chaney said in a press statement following ...

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Extension, reform on the agenda for NFIP

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney will join insurance commissioners from across the U.S. in the next couple of weeks to lobby for the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program. And if Chaney has his way, there will also be lots of talk about reforming the program, which is set to expire Sept. 30. More than anything, Chaney said, the ...

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