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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Lindeen discusses Affordable Care Act with Obama

Lindeen discusses Affordable Care Act with Obama

HELENA — Meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, state Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen said she discussed Montana’s collaborative effort to enroll people into health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before last month’s deadline.

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Guest opinion: Made in Montana ideas ensure ACA will work for families

One of my favorite Montana entrepreneurs is Wheat Montana’s Dean Folkvord. I’m not sure whether Dean voted for Barack Obama, but I doubt it. The thing about Dean though is he has a sharp pencil and he does what’s best for his business and his customers. That’s how Wheat Montana blazed the tr…

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Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

The Montana Land Board unanimously approved the 7,160-acre expansion of Signal Peak's coal mine on Tuesday, a move adding nine years to the mine's life.

March 18, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…

Blue Cross fined $250,000 for 'market conduct' violations from 2006-2010

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen announced Thursday that her office levied a $250,000 fine on the “old” pre-merger Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana for market-conduct violations from 2006-2010.

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