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FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (Credit: fema.gov
FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (Credit: fema.gov

Hearing Will Focus On New Flood Insurance Law

The Massachusetts Division of Banks will hold a public informational hearing to get input on rules that require creditors to provide disclosures when a borrower is required to purchase flood insurance

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Freetown FEMA Flood Maps (credit: fema.gov)
Freetown FEMA Flood Maps (credit: fema.gov)

Freetown Residents Asked To Review FEMA Floodplain Maps

Residents of Freetown are being asked to review preliminary flood insurance rate maps that were recently released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The four maps cover sections of East Freetown and, if they are finalized, officials say they will become the basis for the town's floodplain management plans.

Officials say those plans mus

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United States Government Work,flickr
United States Government Work,flickr

Mass. Insurer Ends Coverage of Compounded Drugs

The second largest health insurer in Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer cover specialty medications known as compounded drugs, months after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak was traced to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

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Gun Owners To Purchase Liability Insurance

Some lawmakers are hoping the insurance market might offer the best incentives to lessen firearms-related violence.

A bill filed Friday in Massachusetts would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance in the event their gun is used to injure

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Insurance Commissioner Joseph Murphy
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No Increase In State’s Worker’s Compensation Rates

State insurance regulators have rejected a request for a nearly 19 percent increase in Workers' Compensation rates. Insurance Commissioner Joseph Murphy says the decision means rates will be unchanged on September 1st, saving employers in Massachusetts an estimated $200 million that would have gone toward higher premiums

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Getty Images

State Health Insurers See Sharp Drop In Profits

Massachusetts Health Insurers are reporting a sharp drop in second-quarter profits, a fall they attribute to pressure to hold down premium increases. 

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Progressive
Progressive

Did Progressive Lawyers Defend a Man Who Killed One of Its Policyholders?

A man whose sister was killed by another motorist says that during the ensuing court battle, his sister’s insurance company — Progressive — actually defended the at-fault driver.

And after taking his complaints public, the case is getting a lot of attention.

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