April 5, 2013 |
Maybe it was the inflated claim of $1,500 for a stolen iPad that first caught the attention of insurance investigators. Or the report that there had been more than $116,000 in jewelry in a Louis Vuitton purse left on the backseat of the Lexus parked in Chester that was later reported stolen. But what sealed the case against Latrell Taylor of Morton, officials say, were her claims that the jewelry came from a store that had yet to open, and that the diamonds were a gift from her then-boyfriend who was in jail when the purchase was allegedly made.
April 4, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett, under pressure to accept a federal expansion of Medicaid, said Wednesday that he is looking at ways to use those same dollars to fund private coverage for hundreds of thousands of uninsured Pennsylvanians. Corbett has resisted opting into the Medicaid expansion envisioned under President Obama's healthcare overhaul, saying he is concerned it would be too costly for the state down the road. He did not commit to changing his mind on Wednesday. After a late Tuesday meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, however, he said he may consider pursuing a private plan similar to what Arkansas, Ohio and a handful of other states are exploring.
March 21, 2013
DEAR HARRY: I was a bachelor until last year. I moved here from Nebraska and soon married a widow who is 10 years younger than I and who has two children. One is on his own, but the younger son is entering college in the fall. I have adopted this child, and I want to be a good parent socially and economically. We have a lot of similar interests, and we get along well. I spoke with an insurance agent who is a friend of my wife's. I was up-front with him, telling him that I am a 50-year-old diabetic, and I never applied for insurance before.
March 15, 2013 |
Shortly after Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard was stopped for using a cellphone while driving, he moved to correct the address on his driver's license. Leonard, a member of the freeholder board since 2009, has lived in Camden for more than a decade. But his license displayed his father's address - his childhood home - in Burlington County. Last week, Leonard, 36, said he simply neglected to update his address after moving out of Browns Mills, and corrected the license when someone alerted him. This week, he conceded that he also changed his automobile insurance policy, noting that it, too, listed the Browns Mills address.
March 15, 2013 |
If there is some good news to be gleaned from the 76ers' experience with Andrew Bynum, it's that they won't be on the hook for all of the $16.9 million the inactive center will be paid this season. "There is a leaguewide insurance that he's under," Sixers president Rod Thorn said Wednesday before the team hosted the Miami Heat. "There is some relief along those lines. " Thorn did not say how much of Bynum's salary would be covered by the insurance. However, he said that the Sixers would get full relief because there are no preexisting conditions that would prevent Bynum's coverage.
March 14, 2013 |
Some Americans' insurance bills could double next year as the health-care overhaul law expands coverage to millions of people. The nation's big health insurers say they expect premiums to rise between 20 and 100 percent for millions of people because of changes that will occur when key provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect in January 2014. Mark Bertolini, chief executive of Aetna Inc., one of the nation's largest insurers, calls the price increases "premium rate shock.
March 13, 2013
John J. Byrne Jr., 80, the chairman and chief executive of Geico who was credited with leading the insurance giant from near-bankruptcy to profitability in the late 1970s - an achievement that remains one of the celebrated turnarounds in modern business history - died Thursday at his home in Etna, N.H. His death, from cancer, was confirmed by his colleague Bob Snyder. For years, Mr. Byrne was one of the most prominent businessmen in Washington, and for decades, he was one of the most noted executives in his industry.
March 9, 2013 |
Joe Paterno is dead and Jerry Sandusky is in prison, but litigation from the child sex-abuse scandal at Pennsylvania State University goes on. This week, Penn State filed suit against its longtime insurance company, saying the firm failed to honor obligations regarding claims arising from the Sandusky case. The latest suit shows how the impact of Sandusky's conviction continues to reverberate across Pennsylvania, from the pending criminal case against three former top administrators, to civil suits filed by the former assistant coach's victims, and lawsuits filed by Gov. Corbett and the NCAA against each other.