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Barbour lists problems with healthcare reform

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour and 19 other Republican governors have submitted a list of potential healthcare law improvements for the administration to consider, if the law passed last year by the Democratic Congress isn’t repealed or struck down by the courts. “In addition to its constitutional infringements, we believe the system proposed by the (administration) is seriously flawed, favors ...

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Covered?

Two senate bills that would have required nursing homes in Mississippi to carry a minimum amount of $500,000 in liability insurance died at the committee deadline last week. Senate Bill 2062 was double-referred to the Senate Insurance Committee and to the Public Health and Welfare Committee. SB 2248 went to Public Health and Welfare and to the Appropriations Committee. Both ...

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Whistleblower case involving State Farm to be heard

GULFPORT — U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. has declined to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit filed against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. State Farm had sought dismissal of the 2006 lawsuit filed by Cori and Kerri Rigsby, who alleged State Farm and its engineering firms defrauded policyholders after Hurricane Katrina. It claimed the Rigsbys and their former attorney, Dickie ...

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Could homeowners lose insurance due to Chinese drywall?

MIAMI — Mississippi homeowners who are the victims of defective Chinese drywall may want to keep a close eye on events in Florida. An attorney for homeowners who bought properties with tainted Chinese drywall says Florida’s public insurance company has again reversed course, saying it will suspend policies for those individuals. David Durkee says his clients have begun receiving notices ...

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Two northeastern counties balking at flood zone maps

ITAWAMBA COUNTY and MONROE COUNTY — Two counties in the northeastern part of the state are fighting flood zone designations on new maps that are part of a modernization program spearheaded by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Officials in Itawamba and Monroe counties say the flood zone designation would hurt economic development plans for industrial sites. The counties have met ...

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USAA dropping wind coverage on the Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — USAA, a banking and insurance company that caters to military personnel, is dropping wind coverage from its homeowners’ policies in Mississippi’s three coastal counties. The Sun Herald reports that about 1,550 policyholders in Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties began receiving notices this week. USAA spokesman Paul Berry said yesterday that policyholders will lose the wind coverage ...

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House fails to override Barbour's wind pool veto

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has failed to override a governor’s veto of legislation that would have placed a $20-million subsidy into a state wind pool insurance fund. The vote yesterday was 68-52 in favor of an override, but at least 80 votes were needed for a two-thirds majority. Barbour vetoed the proposal last May. The provision was part of ...

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Simkins changing career from law to insurance

PASCAGOULA — Brenda H. Simkins will be a new State Farm agent and is assuming the Don McKee office in Pascagoula. Simkins’ office will continue to be located at 1303 South Market Street, and she has set Jan. 3 as her opening day. Simkins claims Cleveland and Hammond, La as her hometown. She holds a bachelors of business administration from ...

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Chaney calls healthcare reform communism

OLIVE BRANCH — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says some parts of the federal healthcare overhaul won’t work because they came from “pure socialist-communist ideas.” The Republican’s comments came Nov. 10 during a speech to the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce. The Commercial Appeal reports that Chaney said he and his staff are sorting through the federal law that started ...

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Treutel Insurance makes 'Best Practices' again

BAY ST. LOUIS — Treutel Insurance Agency has been selected as a Best Practices Agency for 2010 by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA), marking the 13th consecutive time Treutel has been so recognized. The Gulf Coast agency is part of an elite group of 224 independent insurance agencies from across the United States who were selected ...

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