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18 Apr, 2017, 14:39 ET PA Insurance Commissioner, House Insurance Committee Chairs Back Consumer Protection Proposal Allowing States to Regulate Air Ambulance Services

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is urging Pennsylvania's U.S. Senators to support a bill that would protect consumers by giving states the...


11 Apr, 2017, 11:04 ET Pennsylvania Garners Top-Ten Ranking in National Study on Protection for Consumers Who File Homeowners Insurance Claims

Pennsylvania homeowners have more protection against having their homeowners' insurance policies cancelled or non-renewed or having their rates...


06 Apr, 2017, 14:19 ET Insurance Department Seeks Public Comment on Request to Reduce Required Insurance Department Notification and Approval of Fund Transfers from Highmark Health to Allegheny Health Network

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today asked for public comment on a request from Highmark Health (Highmark) to end, in most instances,...


03 Apr, 2017, 12:22 ET Wolf Administration Joins National Effort to Promote Retirement Planning, Offers Help to Protect Consumers Against Scams

Continuing Governor Wolf's consumer protection initiative, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L....


20 Mar, 2017, 15:09 ET PA Wolf Administration Provides Information on Flood Insurance, Potential Grant Funding to Residents in Areas of Centre County Hit by Flooding in Late 2016

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director of the Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation Steve Bekanich,...


15 Mar, 2017, 15:03 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Offers Tips on Dealing with Winter Weather Damage to Homes and Automobiles

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today offered tips to consumers whose home or automobile may have sustained damage from this week's...


02 Feb, 2017, 10:35 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Marks One-Year Anniversary of One-Stop Shop Flood Insurance Webpage, Notes Number of Private Policies Has More Than Doubled

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today marked the one-year anniversary of the Insurance Department's one-stop shop flood insurance webpage. She...


25 Jan, 2017, 13:34 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Appointed Chair of National Task Force on Senior Issues

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller will chair a task force as part of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that will...


20 Jan, 2017, 10:59 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Presents "Insurance 101" to High School Students, Helping Them Learn About Auto Insurance, as Part of Wolf Administration Financial Literacy Initiative

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today presented "Insurance 101", a lesson on auto insurance, to 40 students at Fannett-Metal High School in...


17 Jan, 2017, 20:30 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Promises to Fight for Health Insurance Consumers, Urges Congress to Keep Parts of Affordable Care Act That Have Helped 1.1 Million Pennsylvanians Get Access to Coverage

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller tonight promised to continue the Wolf Administration's support for provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...


13 Jan, 2017, 09:53 ET Insurance Commissioner Reminds Consumers of 2017 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period, Encourages Consumers to Join More Than 413,000 Pennsylvanians Who Enrolled Through Federal Marketplace

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today reminded consumers that open enrollment continues for 2017 health insurance plans available through the...


10 Jan, 2017, 10:06 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Urges Federal Government to Help Homeowners by Adopting Regulation Requiring Mortgage Lenders to Accept Private Market Flood Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is urging federal regulators to amend their proposed regulations governing federally-backed loans for homes in...


16 Dec, 2016, 14:23 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Advises Consumers of Open Enrollment Deadline Extension

Insurance Commissioner today alerted Pennsylvania consumers of the federal government's decision to extend the deadline for purchasing health...


14 Dec, 2016, 14:51 ET PA Wolf Administration Offers Tips on Home Holiday Safety

The holiday season is a festive time, which often means homes are decorated and family and friends visit. The Wolf Administration is...


13 Dec, 2016, 12:08 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Encourages Health Insurance Enrollment Before December 15 Deadline, Reminds Consumers of Resources for Shopping

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today reminded consumers of the approaching deadline to enroll in health insurance effective January 1, 2017...


06 Dec, 2016, 10:11 ET Insurance Commissioner Announces Website to Assist Pennsylvanians Shopping for Health Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced a new website, https://pa.checkbookhealth.org, aimed at helping consumers explore options...


14 Nov, 2016, 13:45 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Discusses Benefits of Private Flood Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today told a statewide gathering of affordable housing advocates private market flood insurance is an...


03 Nov, 2016, 08:49 ET Insurance Commissioner Warns Pennsylvanians Are Third Most Likely Have Deer Related Crash, Reminds Drivers They Cannot Be Surcharged for Deer-Related Accidents

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today reminded drivers that their insurance company cannot add a surcharge to their auto premium for a crash...


02 Nov, 2016, 09:33 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Department to Provide Information on Filing Flood Insurance Claims, Avoiding Home Repair Scams For Residents Affected by Recent Flooding

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced a representative of her department will be in Centre County Thursday to provide residents...


26 Oct, 2016, 15:34 ET Wolf Administration Offers Homeowners Important Information on Filing Claims, Avoiding Scams Following Flooding

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today recommended steps homeowners whose property suffered damage in the recent flooding that hit several...


24 Oct, 2016, 12:55 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Alerts Consumers About New Service To Find Lost Life Insurance Policies, Supports Legislation to Require Insurer Participation

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today alerted Pennsylvanians that her department has begun using a new service to help locate lost life...


20 Oct, 2016, 14:29 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Congratulates Mature Driver Safety Class, Raises Awareness About Auto Insurance Discounts for Older Drivers

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today presented certificates to approximately 25 Pennsylvanians who successfully completed a mature...


19 Oct, 2016, 16:19 ET Insurance Commissioner Testifies Before Pennsylvania Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Surprise Balance Billing

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today offered testimony to the Pennsylvania State Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on the issue of...


17 Oct, 2016, 11:09 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Department Announces 2017 Affordable Care Act Rates; Moves to Join Lawsuit Asking Federal Government to Make Required Payments to Insurers

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced 2017 rates for individual and small group health insurance plans offered in Pennsylvania under...


10 Oct, 2016, 15:24 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Honored With Pink Ribbon Award at PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference, Stresses Support of 3D Mammography

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today accepted the Pink Ribbon Award at the 2016 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference for her work in...