December 8, 2010 |
Health insurance premiums continue to dominate the healthcare debate -- and consumers' questions about why they continue to rise. The experts at the Hartford Courant started a conversation on the topic last week; they'll continue it Thursday with a Web chat examining the issue in even greater depth. The previous live Web chat Dec. 2 raised so many issues about insurance premiums and how they are set that the paper decided to continue the online discussion 9 a.m. PST on Thursday.
March 19, 2013 |
California auto insurance premiums are among most expensive in the U.S., ranking seventh-highest in a new analysis by Insure.com. But there are worse states to live in in term of auto coverage. It costs more to insure most cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles in Louisiana than in any other state. On average, the cost of an auto insurance premium in Louisiana was $2,699. That's more than Michigan ($2,520), Georgia ($2,155), Oklahoma ($2,074), Washington, D.C. ($2,006) and Montana ($1,914)
July 15, 1985
Some insurance premiums have risen as much as 200% and some insurance firms are refusing to provide coverage for businesses in the vicinity of the gas explosion that injured 24 people, destroyed a discount clothing store and caused closure of 150 Fairfax district shops last March, according to Los Angeles City Councilman John Ferraro. "I can understand . . . premiums going up to some extent," said Ferraro, "but I object to redlining or denying insurance to this area because of the explosion."
December 30, 2001
The unavailability and high cost of insurance is becoming a crisis for the California home-building industry, according to the California Building Industry Assn. Mick Pattinson, head of the group and president of San Diego-based Barratt American, told state lawmakers at a legislative hearing that only a handful of insurance companies are selling liability policies to builders and contractors. He said premiums have risen 30% to 100% and, in some cases, even more in the past year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1985
The Times in recent months has done a considerable disservice to its readers in publishing a continuing series of articles that all carry the same theme: "Our cities cannot afford their insurance premiums due to 'high jury awards and the doctrine known as deep pockets.' " Typical of articles being printed by The Times are interviews with one city manager after another, all of whom are quoted by The Times as saying that "we are being charged exorbitant premiums and we have been told by our insurance carriers that the premiums are due to 'high jury awards and the doctrine known as deep pockets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2014 |
An embattled South Bay school district leader, under investigation for his high compensation, now has a new issue to deal with: insurance premiums that should have been counted as taxable income, but were not. The Centinela Valley Union High School District is being investigated by federal and state authorities for paying Supt. Jose Fernandez $674,559 last year - a figure derived from Fernandez's own calculations. Now, it turns out that he mistakenly understated his taxable earnings.