David A. Sampson, president and CEO of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), welcomed the nation’s top insurance executives at the 2010 Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. Sampson opined on Politics and Private Markets: The Uncertain Path to Prosperity and the struggle between two competing visions for the future — a choice between a vibrant free market system and an expanded federal government.
‘Crash Tax’ More Bust Than Boom For Many Cities
More than 50 cities have adopted an accident response fee, or “crash tax.” Many started collecting the fees to help increase revenues and cut costs. But some cities are dropping the policy saying it generated less money than anticipated and sends the wrong message. read more
Citizen addresses City Council
The North Platte Telegraph Buying a new ice cream machine for the Cody Park concession stand is not within the spirit of John Newburn’s gift to the city of North Platte. That’s according to North Platte resident Bob Killham, who spoke to the city council on Tuesday night during a work session.
Kemba Shakur, Urban Releaf’s director, speaks to Aviation High students before commencing tree planting event activities. Asks questions, gives props to Warriors and esurance staff. (Thanks Warriors & esurance!)
Despite foreclosure halt, mortgage crisis not over
MIAMI — For most Americans at risk of losing their homes, the brutal business of foreclosure goes on. Bank of America halted foreclosures across the country to address paperwork problems, but three other banks did so only in 23 states. Other banks holding millions of mortgages have not suspended any foreclosures. In the other 27 states, judges [...]
Radical change coming to Net addresses (FAQ)
Soon .com, .net, and .edu will be joined by .whatever-you-want. Expect the new Net domains to bring confusion and trademark hassles, along with business opportunities.
CIGNA and Piedmont Physicians Group Launch Accountable Care Organization Pilot Program in Atlanta for Better Care …
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. & ATLANTA—-CIGNA and Piedmont Physicians Group, part of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, have launched an accountable care organization pilot program. With a comprehensive, accountable and collaborative approach to medical care, the ACO pilot is expected to improve access to and quality of patient care, and provide better care coordination while lowering medical costs.
Fair addresses health needs for PISD students
Vines High School hosted the second-annual community health fair for the central cluster on Saturday, adding dental checks, haircuts and a clothes closet for parents and children to take part in.
Health care reform addresses rescission
ONTARIO – Of all the concerns facing the Simoes family in 2004, health insurance wasn’t one of them. Ana Simoes’ health insurance company had authorized her gall bladder surgery. Her families’ thoughts mostly centered on getting through the procedure.
VOTERS TO DECIDE DISTRICT 3 COMMISSIONER TUESDAYS
VOTERS TO DECIDE DISTRICT 3 COMMISSIONER TUESDAYS Sunday, April 04, 2010 Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine the next District 3 Canadian County commissioner….
Big Bend president addresses ‘State of the College’
MOSES LAKE — Progress and the downward economy’s effect on Big Bend Community College were discussed Tuesday in a speech by college President Bill Bonaudi.