UK car industry 'booming' as car production tops one million in July

Por el 25-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said, “UK car production in 2016 is booming, with new British-built models in demand across the world.” While Mr Hawes suggested that the performance flew in the face of the dire warnings from the Remain camp ahead of the vote, he said it was vital that policymakers ensured that Britain remained open for business. “Manufacturers have invested billions …

Auto insurance rates are strikingly higher in some states than others

Por el 24-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

A new study has revealed a major difference in premiums and Alabama drivers continue to pay more. Quadrant Information Services and insuranceQuotes.com have jointly released an auto insurance rates study. Within it, they named Alabama as the fourth most expensive state for drivers to be insured. The research examined some of the factors that play a role in making this …

Local rehab company buys physical therapy practice in Delaware

Por el 24-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

A western Pennsylvania rehabilitation company has acquired a Delaware-based physical therapy firm for an undisclosed sum. Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services Inc., based in Blairsville, took over the Physical Therapy Connection, which is based in Wilmington, Del. Phoenix has 61 outpatient physical therapy centers in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and was recapitalized in 2013 by 3 Rivers Capital, which is based …

Death, Accidentally

Por el 24-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

So, working on a new (to me) group client, and one of the things we’re looking at is the group term life insurance. They’re currently with a carrier that’s not known for this product (they tend to more individually-tailored plans), and so I asked about the rates. The client gave me the number, and I asked if that included Accidental …

The euro has destroyed the EU and led directly to Brexit

Por el 23-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

They just don’t get it, do they? Of all the stupidities aired by EU policymakers in response to Britain’s referendum vote, there are two standouts. One was the verdict of Herman Van Rompuy, former president of the European Council. Cameron’s decision to hold a referendum, he said, was “the worst policy decision in decades”.  You’ll be relieved to learn that …

Motorcycle insurance discounts make a difference with anti-theft devices

Por el 23-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

Riders who are looking to save money have spotted a fantastic way to reduce their premiums. Finding the best motorcycle insurance discounts can be one of the best ways to save money. That said, some provide a greater savings than others. The majority of states require riders to carry a certain amount of coverage. That can be very affordable or …

Nothing new under the Sun

Por el 22-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

We’ve been writing about Balance Billing and “PARE” claims for almost 11 years (here for example). Briefly, the issue is that there is essentially a class of providers who, although they may ply their trade inside a network-approved facility, are nonetheless not contracted with a given (or any). network. Thus, even if you carefully choose an in-network facility and surgeon …

Team GB's flashing shoes from Olympics closing ceremony set to give British design company a leg up

Por el 22-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

The public could soon be wearing Team GB athletes’ flashing shoes after the company that produces them was swamped with expressions of interest. Team GB’s light-up deck shoes were one of the hits of the Rio Olympics closing ceremony, and Simon Jersey, the company that designed the athletes’ outfits, says it has been stunned by the response. “The reaction on social media …

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance Adds 100th Member to Organization

Por el 22-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

St. Louis, MO, August 20, 2016 –(PR.com)– Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently added Pillar Insurance as its 100th member. Pillar Insurance is a full-service insurance agency that specializes in commercial, aviation, personal and life insurance. Founded in 2016 by John Russell, Pillar Insurance is located at 2847 …