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Jul 13, 2017, 14:54 ET Insurance Commissioner Thanks Congressman Shuster for Moving Pro-Consumer Air Ambulance Amendment

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today thanked Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), for supporting a pro-consumer amendment concerning...


Jul 03, 2017, 15:59 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Issues Statement on Sen. Toomey's Support for Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a Replacement

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today said Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's comment supporting repeal of the Affordable Care...


Jun 30, 2017, 09:34 ET PA Wolf Administration Stresses Fireworks Safety Ahead of Independence Day Weekend

With the Fourth of July just days away, the Wolf Administration is urging Pennsylvanians to keep fireworks safety and laws in mind....


Jun 20, 2017, 10:57 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Protect Consumers from Surprise Balance Bills

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today commended House Health and Insurance Committee Chairs Matt Baker and Tina Pickett for introducing...


Jun 01, 2017, 13:51 ET Insurance Commissioner Announces Single-Digit Aggregate 2018 Individual and Small Group Market Rate Requests, Confirming Move Toward Stability Unless Congress or the Trump Administration Act to Disrupt Individual Market

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced that the five health insurers that sell on Pennsylvania's individual market will stay in the...


May 26, 2017, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, PEMA Director Stress Grilling Safety as Summer Cookout Season Begins

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Richard Flinn today stressed grilling safety as the...


May 02, 2017, 14:57 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Urges Congress to Help Homeowners by Promoting Private Flood Coverage in Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller urged Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation to join the Wolf Administration in fighting for more...


May 01, 2017, 14:40 ET Insurance Commissioner Launches Partnership with PA Library Association to Provide Consumer Information at Libraries Throughout Pennsylvania

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today joined with leaders of the Pennsylvania Library Association and the York County Library System...


Apr 26, 2017, 11:15 ET Wolf Administration, Pennsylvania Health Insurers Urge HHS Secretary Price to Join Them in Protecting Access to Health Insurance for Pennsylvanians

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, along with the CEOs of all five health insurers offering individual coverage in Pennsylvania through...


Apr 18, 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...


Apr 11, 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...


Apr 06, 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,...


Apr 03, 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....


Mar 20, 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,...


Mar 15, 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...


Feb 02, 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...


Jan 25, 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...


Jan 20, 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...


Jan 17, 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)...


Jan 13, 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...


Jan 10, 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...


Dec 16, 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...


Dec 14, 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...


Dec 13, 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...


Dec 06, 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...