Insurance

Senate votes to extend jobless benefits

If enacted, the measure would extend jobless benefits for more than 2 million unemployed workers through May 31.  More

Car insurance is cheapest in December - Study

Car insurance premiums vary widely based on the month a policy is purchased, according to a new study.  More

Obamacare deadbeats: Some don't pay up

Some people who've signed up for Obamacare aren't paying their first month's premiums. These folks will see their policy choices canceled.  More

Obama: 9 million covered by health reform. Well maybe.

President Obama said in the State of the Union that 9 million people have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage thanks to Obamacare.  More

MediBid auction site lets doctors bid for patients

An online marketplace where doctors can bid for medical procedures ranging from tummy tucks to hip replacements is experiencing big growth as Americans worry about rising health care costs.  More

Losing jobless benefits hurts people, local economies

Hard choices for 1.3 million workers hurts local businesses, economists say.  More

Target to part-timers: Get Obamacare

Target will stop offering health care to part-time employees. Instead it will give them $500 to shop on the Obamacare exchanges.  More

1.3 million set to lose jobless benefits

A budget deal reached late Tuesday does nothing for the unemployment benefits set to expire on Dec. 28.  More

Bad credit can almost double your car insurance premiums

Drivers with bad credit pay almost twice as much as those with excellent credit, a recent report found.  More

White House: Extend jobless benefits

President Obama's newest priority is making sure Congress extends federal unemployment insurance benefits another year.  More

Flood insurance costs soaring for thousands of homeowners

Homeowners who live along the nation's coasts and river valleys are discovering that changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program are causing their insurance premiums to skyrocket at alarming rates.  More

Is renters insurance worth it for college students?

Renters insurance isn't exactly something that tops most college kids' list. But in some cases, that could be a big mistake.  More

Tornado victims may face long haul with insurers

Survivors of the Oklahoma tornado must begin the arduous process of rebuilding their lives, and in many cases, their homes. Unfortunately, that means filing insurance claims -- and, in some cases, fighting with their insurer for what they are owed.  More

Will insurance cover genetic testing, preventive surgery?

Women who discover they carry the BRCA hereditary gene mutation that dramatically increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers face big decisions and thousands of dollars in medical costs if they are uninsured.  More

Who really dinged your spouse's car

A new survey indicates that many spouses keep tickets, and even car crashes, to themselves.  More

Sandy victim faces insurance nightmare

Roman Bediner thought his home in Staten Island, N.Y., was fully covered by homeowners and flood insurance. But after it was clobbered by Superstorm Sandy, he realized how little coverage he had.  More

Governors say no to hurricane deductibles

Homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will save thousands of dollars in insurance costs after several state governors declared that Superstorm Sandy should not trigger hurricane deductibles.  More

Filing insurance claims after Sandy

For homeowners who sustained property damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy and want their insurer to help cover it, here's what to expect.  More

Hurricane deductible could cost homeowners thousands

Homeowners who experience damage to their home due to Hurricane Sandy could be on the hook for thousands of dollars due to a "hurricane deductible."  More

Hurricane Sandy insurance hit at $10 billion

As Hurricane Sandy crawls up the East Coast, insurance losses from damages caused by heavy rainfall and wind gusts could hit $10 billion .  More

Health insurance premiums climb 4% in 2012

The cost of employer-sponsored family health insurance jumped again this year, but the rate at which premiums rose slowed to historic lows, according to a new survey Tuesday.  More