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Slow flood insurance relief pains Aberdeen landlord

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — Despite the passage of a federal policy to ease spikes in flood insurance rates, implementation lag time is leaving at least one South Dakotan in a lurch.

Two of Cory Gollnick’s seven rental properties in Aberde…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House requires insurers provide autism benefits

February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Insurance providers should cover autism spectrum disorder in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Monday.House members voted 57-12 to send HB 1257 to the Senate for consideration.”For seven dollars a year? That’s nothing…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

S.D. among states considering measures modernizing insurance documents delivery

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Legislators in three states — including South Dakota — are approving legislation that will modernize how insurers provide documents to their policyholders.

That’s according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.

“Access t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel rejects request for Medicaid expansion

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel has killed a measure intended to expand Medicaid eligibility for all people below 100 percent of the federal poverty level.

The House Health and Human Services committee has voted 9-3 to defeat th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Insurance markets open to surge of new customers

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Carla K. Johnson

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans got their first chance Tuesday to shop for health insurance using the online marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but government websites designed to se…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Report: Car insurance rates vary least in SD

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

Car insurance consumers in South Dakota experience less variation in premiums during the course of the year than do buyers in every other state.

In 2013, car insurance rates varied just 1.9 percent in South Dakota, accor…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mount Vernon woman receives FIC designation

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Stacey Malde, Mount Vernon, Modern Woodmen of American representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation.

 FIC is an educational designation earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal i…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

TIM JOHNSON: New year, new health care benefits

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D.

As millions of Americans celebrated the New Year by toasting with friends and family and making resolutions, Jan. 1 ushered in a new era in our [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”501473″,”attributes”:{…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House OKs protections for insurance customers

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The state House of Representatives approved consumer protection standards for the insurance industry Thursday.

“We need something,” said Rep. Timothy Johns, R-Lead. The 63-7 vote sends the measure, HB 1054, to the Senate for conside…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House OKs protections for insurance customers

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The state House of Representatives approved consumer protection standards for the insurance industry Thursday.

“We need something,” said Rep. Timothy Johns, R-Lead. The 63-7 vote sends the measure, HB 1054, to the Senate for conside…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com