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Plan would help small business pay for health insurance

Plan would help small business pay for health insurance

HELENA — Business owners, including a Republican state senator, turned out Friday to support a plan by Democratic state Auditor Monica Lindeen to extend and possibly expand a program helping more than 1,100 small businesses pay for employee health coverage.

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Billings native going to Bullock’s office; O’Brien going to DGA

Billings native going to Bullock’s office; O’Brien going to DGA

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday announced the appointment of Adam Schafer as a senior adviser and director of public engagement.

December 30, 2014 11:53 am Photos

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Blue Cross paying $1 million penalty for complaints about service

HELENA — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, the state’s largest private health insurer, agreed Thursday to pay a $1 million penalty for a raft of customer-service complaints and problems handled by state regulators.

December 11, 2014 6:10 pmLoading…
Blue Cross to pay $1M over complaints

Blue Cross to pay $1M over complaints

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana has agreed to pay $1 million to avoid legal action from insurance regulators who received hundreds of complaints over the company's services.

December 11, 2014 12:18 pmLoading…

Lindeen warns of Medicare scams during open enrollment

Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen has issued a warning to Montana Medicare beneficiaries to be on the lookout for scams that can pop up during Medicare open enrollment.

November 18, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

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'A passion for protecting folks': Billings man honored for fraud prevention education

'A passion for protecting folks': Billings man honored for fraud prevention education

Alex Ward doesn’t like to call them con artists.

November 03, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Vote to clear up confusion

What’s in a name matters.

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Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen

Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen

Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen as they announce a change in prescription coverage in Montana for specialty drugs during a press conference Friday.

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Deanna McCann and Monica Lindeen

Deanna McCann and Monica Lindeen

Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen as they announce a change in prescription coverage in Montana for specialty drugs during a press conference Friday.Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana I…

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Lindeen announces insurance change to help with expensive cancer, MS drugs

Lindeen announces insurance change to help with expensive cancer, MS drugs

Montanans who need expensive prescription drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, cancer, hepatitis and other critical illnesses could get some relief next year with a change in the way insurance companies cover prescription drugs. State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen announced Friday that…

October 10, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Hamilton broker recognized for alert on bad deals

HAMILTON — A Hamilton stockbroker will be awarded for blowing the whistle on a broker who cheated Montana clients of more than a quarter-million dollars.

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Applications sought for medical homes stakeholder council

Monica Lindeen, Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, is seeking applications for the Montana Patient-Centered Medical Home Stakeholder Council.

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Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:07 pm Photos

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'Obamacare' court ruling has no impact on Montana

HELENA — For nearly 31,500 Montanans who bought subsidized health insurance on the new, online “marketplace” this year, Tuesday’s federal appeals court rulings on the issue won’t change anything for now, the state’s top insurance official said.

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State insurance commissioner sends staff to Billings for hail claim help

State insurance commissioner sends staff to Billings for hail claim help

Anticipating home insurance problems after last May’s hail storm in Billings, Montana’s state insurance commissioner is dispatching claims experts to the city this week to meet with homeowners.

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Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen confirmed Wednesday that’s she exploring whether to run for Montana secretary of state in 2016 — but said she’s a long way from deciding.

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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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Lindeen’s office to examine Obamacare marketplace numbers, impact

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen, whose office regulates insurance, said Thursday the latest enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act don’t tell the whole story, and that she’ll be taking a closer look.

May 01, 2014 5:57 pmLoading…

Montana foundation to have more than $150M, but still on the hook for old Blue Cross liabilities

HELENA — The foundation funded by the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana to a Chicago insurance giant eventually will have more than $150 million in assets to fund millions of dollars each year in health care programs, officials say.

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