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    What happens if I get COVID19 while on vacation? What if my companion does it? What do the policies cover and what is their cost? These are some of the questions that those who are about to start their vacations ask themselves when considering opting for travel insurance, whose hiring has skyrocketed this summer compared...
    After the failure of Congressional negotiations, President Trump signed a series of executive orders to address the economic crisis The plan extends an automatic forbearance for student loans. Photo: JIM WATSON / . / . President Donald Trump signed this Saturday four executive orders to implement a temporary relief plan for...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An 82-year-old woman in Homewood says she lives in fear every night after the SWAT team mistakenly broke down her door. That happened a year and a half ago. The city still hasn’t reimbursed her for the front door they destroyed. For 82-year-old Vivian Bey, it’s been a long time since she’s...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are reopening a coronavirus special enrollment period for people to enlist in the state’s health insurance exchange. Officials said Friday that the special enrollment period will run through Dec. 15. More than 54,000 Maryland residents enrolled for health coverage during an initial special enrollment period that began March 16...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Pointing to claims for water damage, two property-insurance companies Friday asked state regulators to approve average rate increases topping 26 percent. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation held hearings on requests by Southern Fidelity Insurance Co. for an average 31.1 percent increase and Capitol Preferred Insurance Co. for an average 26.2...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — College students across the country are scrambling to figure out whether they should change their plans to live at school or stay at home. “As soon as I saw the plan, I was like that’s it, mom, I’m taking a gap year,” said Andrea Wilber. After graduating from Walpole High School, she...
    President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be working over the next couple of weeks on an executive order to require health insurers to cover preexisting conditions. Insurance companies were prohibited from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions under the Affordable Care Act passed under former President Barack Obama, known as Obamacare, which...
    U.S. President Donald Trump addresses supporters gatherd to greet him on the airport tarmac during his arrival at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2020.Joshua Roberts | Reuters President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be working over the next couple of weeks on an executive order to require health insurers to...
    If you misplaced your countdown clock, you might not have noticed that Friday was the day that Donald Trump declared he was going to sign a “full and complete healthcare plan.” So, that’s another example of promises made and … something something. However the rest of that goes. In a moment that was absolutely no surprise...
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is teasing the possibility of executive action to require health insurance companies to cover preexisting medical conditions, something that he says “has never been done before.” It’s been done before. People with such medical problems have health insurance protections because of...
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with President-elect Donald Trump (L) following a meeting in the Oval Office November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is planning to present a new executive order that will require health insurance companies to cover patients...
    During a bizarre Friday evening press conference at his private golf club in New Jersey, President Donald Trump vowed to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. President @realDonaldTrump is pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions. pic.twitter.com/dXMJgjmo0w — The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 8, 2020 Of...
    The number of places providing COVID-19 testing has expanded over the last week as Massachusetts and surrounding states pass travel restrictions for people coming in from out of state. A lot of testing places will provide free tests to people with no health care insurance, according to the Massachusetts COVID-19 online resource center. Some places...
    Photo by Hero Images via Getty Images As companies look for ways to reduce their workforce to trim costs during the pandemic, more are offering early retirement packages to their employees. And it's not just affecting individuals in their late 50s or older. Younger workers who are in their 40s are getting offers too. The...
    VIDEO0:5200:52How to make ends meet without this CARES Act benefitInvest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. Many Americans are hurting now that the $600 weekly boost to jobless benefits has ended. There were about 30 million Americans collecting on that extra money to supplement their state unemployment benefits, until that federal program expired at the end...
    Tim McClean | Getty Images As the pandemic wears on, unemployment digs deeper into the economy. Since mid-March, about half of all households in the U.S. have experienced a loss of employment income, says Mark Hamrick, Bankrate.com's senior economic analyst. If it happens to you, don't wait for the shock to wear off. While it's...
    John Hill August 6, 2020 11:32AM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on FairWarning. Covid-19 sent Sylvia LeRoy, a pregnant nurse working at a Brooklyn hospital in the earliest days of the pandemic, into a tailspin that left her barely responsive in a brain recovery center in Pennsylvania.  The coronavirus hit the 35-year-old with an...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A viewer reached out to the CBS 2 Morning Insiders with a plea that sounds hard to believe. She wrote, “Please help me, I’m relying on your assistance.” The 60-year-old Chicago resident has lived for more than 15 years as a quadruple amputee. A motorized wheelchair – her lifeline to independence –...
    An Emirates plane is seen at Sydney Airport as racehorses exercise during a recovery session at Botany Bay on March 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images) As COVID-19 continues to affect the travel industry airlines are looking for creative incentives to get passengers to fill their seats. But one airline...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Across the region, cleanup is underway following  Tropical Storm Isaias, and many home and car owners are dealing with the aftermath of downed trees. If you’ve experienced tree-related damage, Eyewitness News has information on filing an insurance claim for repairs. There’s always a lot of confusion when it comes to these types...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Marylanders who are at risk of having their health insurance canceled due to payment issues now have extra time to keep their benefits, or find an alternative plan. The state insurance commissioner said policies that were scheduled to be terminated because of missed payments on or after July 31 will remain...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Widespread fraud with unemployment benefits in Illinois and throughout the country is being investigated, both on the state and national level. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program “was passed by Congress in the spring, and provides benefits to independent contractors and 1099 workers,” Pritzker said. “This is...
    The co-owner of a trucking company defended the decision to not send drivers into cities that are moving to defund police departments, citing safety as a top concern. “Our first priority is to support our drivers and their safety when they're on the road,” JKC Trucking co-owner Mike Kucharski said on Fox & Friends...
    Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Reliably clean hotels and airplane cabins or a proven Covid-19 vaccine would be enough to make about half of Americans comfortable enough to travel again. Most of them would vacation within U.S. borders, meanwhile, and stick to hotels and resorts for lodging. That's according to a recent survey of 4,300...
    An unusual drive hit the sand trap on the 14th hole of a golf course in Fairfield County when a man drove an Audi into it and attempted to flee. The Westport Police Department was notified by Audi Customer Service shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, when one of its vehicle's crash-and-rollover sensors...
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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- More and more people are turning to Covered California as they lose their jobs and their company health insurance.That is happening despite predictions the coronavirus pandemic might cause premiums to rise.But there's actually a little good news for enrollees.About 2.8 million people statewide remain jobless and many of those without health...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance premiums for the 1.5 million Californians who purchase coverage through the state marketplace will go up an average of 0.6% next year, officials announced Tuesday. It’s the smallest increase yet and is attributed to a surge of new signups coupled with a decline in health care use during the...
    A year after a gunman opened fire at the beloved Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing two San Jose children, little progress has been made on San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s plan for first-of-its-kind measure to curb gun violence. The mayor’s proposed ordinance, which he unveiled just two weeks after the shooting, would require gun owners in the...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance premiums for the 1.5 million Californians who purchase coverage through the state marketplace will go up an average of 0.6% next year, state officials announced Tuesday, the smallest increase yet attributed in part to a surge of new signups during the coronavirus pandemic. Former...
    By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attack ads in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Tennessee are clogging TV airwaves with claims about candidates' positions on guns, education and health care ahead of Thursday's election for retiring GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander's seat. Bill Hagerty and a super PAC supporting him are attacking...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio-based USAA on Tuesday announced that it will return an extra $270 million in dividends to auto insurance policyholders. The dividends will be given to members as a 10% credit for two months’ worth of premiums, the insurance company stated. It will be provided to all auto insurance members with policies...
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Democrat U.S. hopeful Ben Ray Luján released a television ad Tuesday touting his support for expanding Medicaid while pointing to his father’s fight with cancer. The commercial airing statewide highlights Luján’s father, the late Speaker of the New Mexico House and former ironworker Ben Luján, and his access to insurance....
    Legislators have not agreed on the amount and manner of delivery of this support The Senate Majority Leader said giving $ 600 was like “paying people a bonus for never going back to work.” Photo: ADEK BERRY / . / . The House of Representatives, led by Democrats, approved extending the...
    Prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office indicated that they are investigating President Donald Trump and his businesses for bank and insurance fraud, as The New York Times reports. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. issued a new federal court finding to obtain Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns, something that the president has pushed back on....
    A pensioner's car insurance scam backfired, causing a disastrous blaze burning huge swathes of land, when his car exploded in a protected rainforest in Brazil.   Heli Barroso Martins, 66, burned down 673 hectares of vegetation in the the Araras Biological Reserve, in Petrópolis in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro. The fire, which destroyed the...
    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday recycled a debunked right-wing talking point to justify the GOP’s proposal to cut by more than half the $600-per-week federal boost in unemployment benefits that expired at the end of last week, depriving around 30 million Americans of a key economic lifeline as joblessness remains at historic levels. In an appearance on ABC‘s “This...
    Savannah Rychcik August 2, 2020 0 Comments While Democrats and Republicans continue to grapple with the next stimulus package, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggests the $600 in enhanced unemployment benefits is doing more harm than good in some situations. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Mnuchin was asked by host Martha Raddatz if he believes...
    Savannah Rychcik August 2, 2020 0 Comments House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is taking a swipe at Republicans arguing they have not presented an adequate proposal amid negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package. The host of ABC’s “This Week” Martha Raddatz noted Democrats turned down a temporary extension of unemployment insurance and asked Pelosi what...
    Halley Farwood August 2, 2020 2:00PM (UTC) If you are anxious, stressed, or depressed about the coronavirus pandemic, you're in good company. Many of us could use some professional counseling right now, but social isolation practices have made therapists' offices inaccessible just about everywhere. The solution? Teletherapy.  Teletherapy (or "telemental health") is therapy conducted...
    State lawmakers are preparing a gift for you: a massive increase in the premiums you pay to insure your home and property. While most Californians have been in lockdown, lobbyists for the insurance industry have been in Sacramento working hard to overturn protections California voters passed in 1988 against insurance price-gouging and discrimination. Proposition 103...
    More than 5 million Americans have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance due to coronavirus-related unemployment, according to a new study from FamiliesUSA. In response, Democrats are renewing their push for "Medicare-for-all". Just this week, 360 Democratic delegates promised to vote against any party platform that doesn't endorse single-payer health care. In their formal petition, they...
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation on Friday that would expand Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for all Americans. Paul introduced S. 4367, the Health Savings Accounts for All Act of 2020. The legislation would eliminate contribution limits for HSAs and allow more Americans to qualify for HSAs. Paul, an ophthalmologist, said his bill would expand...
    Jalen Hurts, #1, Oklahoma Sooners, (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) It was pretty surprising when the Eagles took Jalen Hurts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but when looking at their quarterback situation, it makes sense. The Eagles struck gold when they selected Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in 2016,...
    As she waited for the results of her rapid COVID-19 test, Rachel de Cordova sat in her car and read through a stack of documents given to her by SignatureCare Emergency Center. Without de Cordova leaving her car, the staff at the freestanding emergency room near her home in Houston had checked her blood pressure,...
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    Earthquake : Posted at 21:51 ET (01:51 GMT) Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Playing 8:12 Posted at 21:16 ET (01:16 GMT) Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:08 Posted at 3:36 p.m. ET (7:36 p.m. GMT) Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:05...
    Testifying earlier than Congress on Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci repeatedly credited President Trump for coronavirus coverage selections that saved lives. These measures included Trump’s selections to ban flights from China, the UK and the remainder of Europe, and the administration’s “Fifteen Days to Sluggish the Unfold”  quarantine coverage, initially ordered in mid-March after which...
    TAMPA (CBSMiami) — Preparing for Hurricane Isaias includes filling up your gas tanks and some gas station lines are already getting pretty long. AAA is also advising Florida residents not to drive during the storm. “This storm has the potential to create very dangerous driving conditions for those in the path of this storm,” said...