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Don't Treat Small Business Accounts Like Personal Lines

Don't Treat Small Business Accounts Like Personal Lines To grow this book, and to fulfill your promise as a full service insurance office, maintain and express actual interest in the welfare of each small firm you insure. A “contact us with any changes” form letter accompanying or preceding a set of renewal … Read more […]

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Geico turns to civil suits in bid to fight fraud

Geico turns to civil suits in bid to fight fraud When the insurer Geico started selling auto policies in Massachusetts in 2009, it used low prices, a big Internet presence, and ubiquitous advertising to grab business from competitors. But it ran head-on into a local problem: rampant insurance fraud … Read more on The Boston […]

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Brigham to cut 100 jobs as costs rise faster than revenues

Brigham to cut 100 jobs as costs rise faster than revenues The cuts at Boston's second-biggest hospital amount to less than 1 percent of its workforce of 18,000. The hospital, part of Partners HealthCare, made $ 152 million in profit last year on $ 2.5 billion in revenue. But Walls said costs are rising 3 […]

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FDA issues warning over Kim Kardashian's drug promotions

FDA issues warning over Kim Kardashian's drug promotions FDA regulations require manufacturers to balance benefit claims with information about drugs' risks, even when space is limited. The posts also fail to mention that Diclegis is not approved for women with a form of prolonged vomiting that causes … Read more on nwitimes.com Boston city council […]

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Comcast to hire 400 people in Twin Cities to improve 'notorious' service

Comcast to hire 400 people in Twin Cities to improve 'notorious' service Comcast announced Monday morning that it will add 400 new customer service representatives and managers at the call center in its regional office in downtown St. Paul, according to a news release. … Comcast has been the subject of jokes and even … […]

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Chiropractic Clinics Tried To Defraud Geico, Suit Says

Chiropractic Clinics Tried To Defraud Geico, Suit Says The trio also overused chiropractic practices and submitted inflated demands for insurance payments founded on false and deceptive bills and records concerning what was essentially gym exercise assisted by unskilled and unlicensed people, Geico says … Read more on Law360 (subscription) Nursing licensing inquiry finds gap in […]

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Travelers

After Hurricane Katrina, a Man-Made Disaster in New Orleans Big Charity, as it was often called, also became the primary health care provider for those without insurance: In 2003, 83 percent of its inpatient care and 88 percent of its outpatient care were uncompensated and given to the uninsured. When the … Read more on […]

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Lindblad can resell my cabin, but it's keeping my cruise fare?

Lindblad can resell my cabin, but it's keeping my cruise fare? “We generally do not negotiate our cancellation policies regardless of the reasons for canceling,” a Lindblad representative told me. “As such, we strongly recommend that guests purchase travel protection at several stages of the booking process, so … Read more on The Boston Globe […]

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Low Cost Major Medical Health Insurance Plans

Low Cost Major Medical Health Insurance Plans   Premium pain for 'grandmothered' health plans Major rate hikes are not the scenario for the entire health insurance industry in California, although every plan seems to be headed for an increase. Average increases for 150 small-group and individual plans filed with state regulators and listed … Read […]

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Embracing the power of human touch

Embracing the power of human touch In the 1930s, for instance, Bellevue Hospital in New York instituted a program where nurses and staff touched and held premature infants; the mortality rate dropped from 30 percent to 10 percent. Indeed, Field found in her own research that premature … Read more on The Boston Globe Column: […]

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