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Brokers accuse insurance firm of 'redlining' in Baltimore

Jan. 15, 2021 10:31 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three insurance brokers in Maryland have filed complaints that accuse Erie Insurance of “redlining” in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the brokerage firms filed separate complaints of discrimination this week with the Maryland...

Louisiana sees another drop in insurance through marketplace

Jan. 13, 2021 4:34 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana saw its fifth annual drop in health insurance enrollment through the individual marketplace set up through President Barack Obama's federal health overhaul law. The Advocate reports that enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s individual market fell to 83,159 this...

Some Uber, Lyft drivers sue over California ballot measure

Jan. 12, 2021 7:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, enrollment counselor Vue Yang, left, goes over some of the health insurance plans available to Laura San Nicolas, center, accompanied by her daughter, Geena, 17, while looking for health insurance at Sacramento Covered in Sacramento, Calif. Nearly 1.6 million people have purchased health insurance through Covered California, state officials announced, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Covered California nears 1.6 million enrollment amid virus

Jan. 12, 2021 5:48 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1.6 million people have purchased health insurance through Covered California, state officials said Tuesday, a number that reflects the state's high unemployment rate as millions of people have lost their jobs — and their employer-sponsored health coverage —...

2 foes of Georgia Senate GOP leaders lose committee posts

Jan. 12, 2021 2:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican leaders in the Georgia state Senate sent two of their internal opponents to timeout Tuesday, stripping them of committee chair posts. Republican Burt Jones of Jackson lost a challenge to Senate President Pro Tem Butch Miller of Gainesville in Republican leadership elections in...

Lands chief again proposes dedicated funds to fight wildfire

Jan. 12, 2021 1:47 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After yet another year of catastrophic wildfires in Washington state, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is once again proposing that the state create a dedicated fund to prevent and fight the fires. A similar attempt to use a surtax on home insurance premiums to raise money...

Maine might require insurance to cover COVID-19 tests, shots

Jan. 11, 2021 2:38 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature will consider a proposal that would require insurance companies to cover COVID-19 tests and immunizations and waive any co-payments related to them. Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau, who are both Democrats, unveiled the...

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.,talks to supporters during a campaign event Friday, Dec. 31, 2020 at McCray's Tavern in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Loeffler, Perdue run hard-line pitch in swing state Georgia

Jan. 2, 2021 12:06 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The merchandise featured in Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s online campaign store includes T-shirts and bumper stickers bearing Donald Trump’s name and the message: “Still my president.” The Georgia Republican is running television ads ahead of Tuesday’s Senate...

Health care law signed; town resists state's COVID-19 orders

Jan. 1, 2021 4:20 PM EST

A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT Some public school students in New Haven will return to their physical classrooms later this month for the first time since last spring, the superintendent of schools announced. Superintendent Iline Tracey said on the district website...

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.,talks to supporters during a campaign event Friday, Dec. 31, 2020 at McCray's Tavern in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Loeffler, Perdue run hard-line pitch in swing state Georgia

Jan. 1, 2021 3:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The merchandise featured in Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s online campaign store includes T-shirts and bumper stickers bearing Donald Trump’s name and the message: “Still my president.” The Georgia Republican is running television ads ahead of Tuesday’s Senate...