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Mississippi House votes to limit landowners’ liability

Attorneys in the Mississippi House are sharply divided over a bill that could limit the liability of landowners or property managers who are sued by people harmed on their property. The House voted 74-39 Monday to pass Senate Bill 2901 , named the “Landowners Protection Act.” The vote was largely along party lines, with most Republicans supporting it and most ...

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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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Mississippi has lowest life expectancy in America

Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life. In recent years, the U.S. has seen overall life expectancy decrease, from 78.7 years in 2015 to 78.6 ...

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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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White named Board President of the Jackson Association of Health Underwriters

Angela White Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., a subsidiary of Trustmark, has announced that Assistant Vice President Angela P. White has been named as the 2018-2019 Board President of the Jackson Association of Health Underwriters, an organization of health insurance agents and brokers. White has more than 20 years of insurance and employee benefits experience.  She joined Fisher Brown Bottrell ...

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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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