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GUEST COMMENTARY: Quiz of the day: Will next year's insurance rates go up or down?

It’s now the silly season for insurance rates with government agencies, consulting groups and the media all speculating about next year’s premiums. Will your insurance premiums go up or down this fall? Never before have I seen such intense interest in insurance rates, which editors have usua…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Our agency works hard to help all our clients

In a May 13 letter to the editor, a woman complained of Obamacare, an insurance company, and our insurance agency. She said we would not help her because we were swamped with complaints.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Second man expected to plead guilty in insurance fraud case

HAMMOND | A second man is expected to plead guilty in connection with an insurance fraud scheme that took place between December 2005 and July 2009.

May 19, 2014 8:34 pm

Insurance doesn't seem affordable anymore

I have insurance through the Affordable Health Care Act on the Marketplace Exchange in Indiana. The insurance is Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am

Plea expected in car crash scheme

HAMMOND | A Michigan City man is expected to plead guilty in connection with an insurance fraud scheme that occured between December 2005 and July 2009.

April 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Rep. Brown health legislation wins House approval

Rep. Brown health legislation wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House this week approved three health care-related proposals sponsored by state Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, that now go to the Senate for further review.

January 29, 2014 7:00 pm

Getting health insurance isn't an easy process

On Oct. 15, we received a letter from Hoosier Insurance Plan asking us to reapply for HIP before Oct. 31. We filled out a new application and mailed it in. My husband is not insured; the employer does not offer insurance.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am

I'd rather pay penalty than buy health insurance

In response to the letter by Betsy Hunt from Schererville regarding Affordable Care Act, she is absolutely correct. However, I am a healthy 63-year-old woman. I am uninsured.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am

Michigan City woman pleads guilty in phony car accidents case

HAMMOND | A Michigan City woman admits to her role in a scheme to stage phony car accidents in the region in order to collect insurance payouts, court records filed Friday show.

November 15, 2013 8:00 pm
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November 08, 2013 12:00 am

Don't spread untruth about Congress, Obamacare

Why does Milly Rich spread the Republican myth that Congress is exempt from the Affordable Care Act?

October 15, 2013 12:00 am

Even with health exchange, insurance too costly

Since Oct 1, I have spent hours on the Healthcare Marketplace website researching health insurance options. The offered health insurance coverage offered is a joke.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
Preparing to navigate Obamacare

Preparing to navigate Obamacare

Tuesday is the first day of open enrollment, meaning Americans can call or go online to compare plans and prices. But before the people in the room can help others wade through their options, they must be certified.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos



Lawmakers consider upping penalties for uninsured motorists

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers driving without auto insurance soon could find themselves facing steep fines or even stranded at the side of the road as their uninsured vehicles are impounded.

August 09, 2013 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Insurance costs rising, regardless of who pays

GUEST COMMENTARY: Insurance costs rising, regardless of who pays

When Indiana recently announced individual health insurance costs in Indiana will rise 72 percent on average because of new Affordable Care Act requirements, an immediate outcry followed from some ACA supporters, who accused the Department of Insurance of misrepresenting these numbers in a d…

August 06, 2013 12:00 am
Quinn signs bill mandating insurance for student athletes

Quinn signs bill mandating insurance for student athletes

CHICAGO | Starting next year, Illinois high schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student-athletes under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law on Sunday.

August 04, 2013 8:45 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Taking ankle lightly can be heavy burden

Athletes affected by head, heat and heart injuries or conditions attract immediate attention in the media.

July 15, 2013 5:45 pm
Sleep Apnea and CPAP

Sleep Apnea and CPAP

June 21, 2013 4:36 pm
Making Mason's dream come true

Making Mason's dream come true

Eleven-year-old Mason Biernat, of DeMotte, opens a gift, an Apple iPad, given to him as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Make A Dream Come True program.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana bars unlicensed Illinois insurance adjusters from Lake County

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Insurance has ordered three public adjusters from two Illinois firms to halt their unlawful operations in Lake County.

June 12, 2013 11:10 am
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