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Bill allows counties to join Wyoming employees' insurance plan

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming counties struggling to provide health insurance to employees could be afforded an alternative with a bill that would allow them to join the state employees’ group insurance plan.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Health insurance marketplace deadline approaches

HEALTH MATTERS: Health insurance marketplace deadline approaches

Even if you’re in perfect health, having health insurance is vital. A misstep on an icy driveway can cause a broken ankle or wrist. Putting off a routine cancer screening is like playing Russian roulette with your health.

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State gets $1 million grant to examine state’s health care system

State gets $1 million grant to examine state’s health care system

HELENA — The federal government has awarded Montana $1 million to design new models of paying for and delivering health care, with an eye toward improving quality and lowering costs.

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Have you heard: Big Sky Blue gallery moving to Bridger

Big Sky Blue Gallery is leaving Billings so that owner Dana Zier can return to her family’s roots.

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Rate hikes follow homeowner insurance claims

Montana homeowners could see their insurance premiums rise 13 percent after making one claim, higher than the national average, a recent industry survey stated.

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October 19, 2014 2:15 pm

Gazette opinion: Vote to clear up confusion

What’s in a name matters.

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2015 health-insurance policies on Obamacare exchanges won’t increase much

2015 health-insurance policies on Obamacare exchanges won’t increase much

HELENA — Prices for 2015 health insurance policies sold on Montana’s federal online “marketplace” will increase only 1.35 percent, on average, state Auditor Monica Lindeen said Wednesday.

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Homeowners with multiple hail claims lose insurance

Homeowners with multiple hail claims lose insurance

After the May 18 hailstorm pummeled her Billings Heights property, Carol Metzler got word her insurance company was dumping her.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Insurance office looking for 12 agents in Billings

New York Life’s Montana office is looking for a few good insurance agents this year. A dozen, to be exact.

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Billings residents line up with insurance claim disputes

Billings residents line up with insurance claim disputes

The May 18 hailstorm that pummeled Mary Wanty’s property was bad, but it was the blizzard of homeowner insurance challenges that brought the Billings resident to the public library Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 8:29 pm Photos

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Hail insurance claims

Hail insurance claims

Tari Nyland, right, and Frank Truax with the Montana Commission of Securities and Insurance meet with home owners Linda Rutherford and Marilou Green over hail insurance claims at the Billings Library on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Booming sound of hail: Businesses keep busy in wake of storm

Booming sound of hail: Businesses keep busy in wake of storm

First came the hailstorm, then the rush to assess the damage — and now for many businesses, the chance to cash in on repairs.

June 22, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Hail damage? Pros offer tips on working with insurance

Hail damage? Pros offer tips on working with insurance

Protect your property, file a claim and hire somebody reputable to fix the damage.

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Mt. Silversmiths promotes Wagner

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ACA's individual mandates have plenty of exceptions

HELENA — One of the most controversial parts of “Obamacare” is its requirement that all Americans buy or have health insurance this year, or face a tax penalty — but, for many, the requirement may not apply.

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Obamacare signups creep upward in February, but they're still pretty low

HELENA — The number of Montanans who signed up for health insurance policies through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace rose by 4,000 in February, increasing the total to about 22,500 since the website began in October, federal officials said Tuesday.

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Guest opinion: Dig beneath sound bites on Obamacare

People have had their health insurance canceled. They’ve lost their doctors. They have to pay for services they’ll never use. They’re forced to buy insurance they don’t want.

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40 Under Forty: Cory A. Albin, agent, Farm Bureau Insurance

40 Under Forty: Cory A. Albin, agent, Farm Bureau Insurance

In 2001, Cory Albin, a football player at Rocky Mountain College, organized “Bears on Bulls,” a fundraiser in which Rocky’s student athletes got a chance to test their skills against real bucking bulls.

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Guest opinion: New co-op aims to cover Montana's uninsured

When it comes to understanding how the Affordable Care Act has affected Montanans, we reached the first major milestone — Jan. 1 when the first Montanans saw their coverage begin with the Montana Health Co-op — 4,570 enrollees with policies from Montana’s first and only health insurance co-o…

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