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July 4, 2013 | By Jon Healey
You might think that once the Obama administration decided to postpone a key but controversial feature of the 2010 healthcare law -- the requirement that larger businesses offer full-time workers affordable insurance -- it would have put on hold the even more controversial requirement that employers provide free contraceptive coverage. You would be wrong. Administration officials confirmed Wednesday that insurers will still be required to offer all 10 essential health benefits, including preventive care with no out-of-pocket costs, in new policies.
June 27, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Are the New York Yankees so desperate to get rid of Alex Rodriguez that they would risk committing insurance fraud? Or are they just so frustrated with Rodriguez - and the never-ending soap opera that accompanies him - that they continue to suggest publicly that a guy with no apparent capacity for embarrassment wants to avoid embarrassment? In January, after a Miami New Times report linked Rodriguez to the Florida clinic at the heart of baseball's investigation into performance-enhancing drugs , the Yankees - er, "sources" - floated the idea that he might retire because his surgically repaired hip might not allow him to resume his career.
June 15, 2013 | By Jean Merl
San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, who suffered brain damage when he was assaulted at Dodger Stadium two years ago, was recently sent home from a Bakersfield rehabilitation center because his insurance company stopped covering his 24-hour care, his family said this week on its website. Stow's  insurance company will no longer pay for him to stay at the Centre for Neuro Skills in Bakersfield, so the family decided to bring him home to the Santa Cruz area and find ways to help him continue to progress.
June 14, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A former attorney in Orange County has been convicted and sentenced for embezzling more than $200,000 in insurance claims and for defrauding his clients, prosecutors said Friday. Tuan Thanh Tran, 44, of Irvine, pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 felony counts and was sentenced to one year in jail, five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Prosecutors said that between May 2011 and February 2012, Tran represented five clients who were seeking damages from traffic accidents.
June 7, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- Tired of rooting around in the car's glove compartment for a crumpled proof-of-insurance card when you're unlucky enough to be pulled over by a traffic cop? No worry, if you have a smartphone or tablet computer. California is the seventh of 24 states in the country to make it legal to show an electronic proof of insurance. Dangerous Rides? The top 5 cars for personal injuries On Jan. 1, California began allowing drivers to use the so-called e-insurance cards.
April 29, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The Obama administration approved $1.83 billion to help New Jersey recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, which six months ago to the day pounded through the state and metropolitan New York City areas, bring flooding, destruction and death. Half a year after the storm, the region has made major advances in cleaning up, but tens of thousands of people remain homeless and major chunks of the local economy, including tourism, remain a question mark as the summer vacation season is set to return.
April 26, 2013
Re "Slick questions lead to claim denial," Column, April 23 I am shocked to the bone that travel insurance provider Allianz would deny a claim. We all know how compassionate insurance companies are. They are here to help us with prompt service for legitimate claims. Of course, they are the ones that determine if a claim is indeed legitimate. Is it any wonder that consumers are wary of almost every service available? Chuck Rinaldi Huntington Beach ALSO: Letters: Remembering genocide Letters: The common core revolution Letters: A boost for breakfast in school
April 24, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Jean Crump made up fabulous fictional deaths. She wasn't a best-selling author or a fabled storyteller, but a mastermind of an elaborate life insurance scam, federal prosecutors say. For the fictional "Jim Davis," Crump created a bogus death certificate, purchased a grave plot and loaded the casket with items to simulate the weight of a corpse. On Tuesday, her tales got her 18 months in federal prison. Even when confronted during her trial with a secret FBI video of a meeting in July 2006 with a doctor, who unbeknownst to her was a federal informant, she continued to lie about her actions, federal prosecutors said.
April 23, 2013 | By Paul West and Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- In a surprise move that deals a serious blow to Democratic chances of holding the Senate, veteran Montana Sen. Max Baucus has decided not to seek reelection next year, Democratic officials said Tuesday. Baucus chairs the Senate Finance Committee and was expected to be a major player in the coming debate over reforming the nation's tax system. A Democratic aide said that Baucus'  decision could complicate the tax-overhaul effort and that there might be calls for the lame-duck senator to relinquish his chairmanship before his retirement takes effect.
April 23, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
When the casket that was supposed to hold the earthly remains of Jim Davis was finally lowered into the ground, the only thing missing was the late Mr. Davis. The coffin had been weighed down to simulate the approximate heft of a corpse. And Jim Davis was not inside the box. Federal prosecutors said the phony funeral was among the inventive tricks that Jean Crump - a onetime Long Beach mortician - used to loot insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. On Tuesday, she was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
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