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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.

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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


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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Success stories

Success stories

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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Guest opinion: Better reforms possible without Obamacare

My New Year’s resolution is to stop more Obamacare train wrecks.

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Insurance companies say federal site functioning

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The two health insurance companies offering coverage under the federal health care law in Wyoming say the website that people must use to enroll is working better and they're seeing a sharp increase in people registering.

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Wyo. official: Reversal roils insurance industry

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The health insurance industry in Wyoming is in turmoil following President Barack Obama's announcement that companies don't have to stop offering some existing coverage after all, state Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig said Friday.

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Wyoming insurance chief: Costs high but help available

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Wyoming's insurance commissioner says health insurance costs in the state are among the highest in the nation but most residents will qualify for tax credits toward premiums.

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Wyoming health exchange enrollment low, but growing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The latest federal figures show that 85 Wyoming residents have registered for private insurance through the federal government's health insurance exchange.

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Guest opinion: Despite website glitches, ACA helping Montanans

As former president of the Montana Hospital Association and a member of many Montana task forces on health care, I know just how sick Montana’s health care system was before the Affordable Care Act.

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A helping hand in times of disaster: Five minutes with Julie Johnson

A helping hand in times of disaster: Five minutes with Julie Johnson

When hail and flood waters pummeled the Billings area in early September, the disaster kicked off a massive cleanup effort for the crew at Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration.

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Board member calls for lower rate of return on pension investments

HELENA — The state Board of Investments, not pension boards, should set assumed rates of return for pension investments, a Board of Investments member said in a letter Monday.

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