Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FAQs on COBRA subsidy extension: how long, what if you've dropped coverage already, etc.

eHealthInsurance.com has put out a useful Q&A re: the recent extension of the federal COBRA subsidy. Take a look.

Insurance news: CA workers-comp deal falters, unusual auto sting in PA, and couple allegedly fakes husband's death in life-insurance scam

In California, the state's bid to sell off part of its workers compensation fund has collapsed amid a legal tug-of-war, the LA Times reports.

The New York Times editorializes on "the case for reform" of health care.

An unusual auto-insurance sting took place in Pennsylvania, where 24 people were arrested for alleged fraud. Most of them were allegedly New Yorkers who were saving an estimated $1k to $4k a year on auto insurance by claiming that they lived in Pennsylvania. Insurance Journal has the story.

National Underwriter reports that insurers are sweating proposals to cut crop insurance.

Korea Times reports on the case of a couple who allegedly faked the husband's death -- including videotaping his fake cremation -- in an alleged life-insurance scam. He's been arrested.

Locally here in WA, the Tri-City Herald and (Tacoma) News-Tribune reported on rising numbers of people with no health insurance, as did the Vancouver Columbian.