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Sep 25, 2014, 10:15 ET

Insurance Department to Hold Public Informational Hearing on Highmark's Proposal to Acquire Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

 The Pennsylvania Insurance Department will hold a public informational hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at the Hilton Scranton &...

Jul 03, 2014, 12:06 ET

Consumers: Be Prepared and Be Aware of Scam Artists and Unlicensed Activity in the Wake of Storms

The weather this holiday weekend could usher in damaging winds and hail from thunderstorms. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is asking...

Jun 02, 2014, 13:51 ET

Participating Pennsylvania Drivers and Riders Face Insurance Risk with New Ride-Sharing Services

As the vacation travel season gets underway, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department is reminding consumers to understand their personal auto...

Mar 31, 2014, 11:40 ET

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates to Decline for Some Employers Starting in April

The Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Labor & Industry today announced a 5.15 percent workers' compensation rate reduction, effective...

Mar 17, 2014, 13:00 ET

PA Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine Statement on Non-Compliant Policy Extension Announcement

 Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine provided the following statement regarding the recent federal announcement on health policy...

Mar 03, 2014, 14:00 ET

New Ad Campaign Launches to Promote Access to Health Insurance for Pennsylvania's Children

A new marketing campaign launches today aimed at ensuring Pennsylvanians understand that healthcare coverage is within reach for uninsured...

Feb 27, 2014, 12:55 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Commends United Services Automobile Association Group for Compliant Business Practices

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department today announced that another multi-state examination concerning the use of the Social Security...

Feb 18, 2014, 14:09 ET

Insurance Department Receives Transactional Filing on Behalf of Highmark

Earlier today, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department received an application filing from Highmark, Inc. which seeks department approval for the...

Feb 10, 2014, 14:30 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Offers Tips for Winter Storm Victims

Pennsylvania has experienced a combination of heavy snow and ice, strong winds and prolonged, frigid temperatures, with additional severe weather...

Jan 22, 2014, 13:11 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Announces Summary of HHS Agreement Regarding Children's Health Insurance Program Changes

 After months of the Corbett administration's push to preserve the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the U.S. Department of...

Jan 22, 2014, 11:42 ET

Pennsylvania Concludes Latest Multi-State Examination, Protecting Consumers

Genworth is the latest company to reach a multi-state...

Jan 16, 2014, 11:47 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Department: An Annual Insurance Review Could Put Money Back in Your Pocket

A lot can happen in 12 months, and changes from last year such as remodeling your home, purchasing a new car, or a birth or death in the household,...

Jan 03, 2014, 12:30 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Offers Tips for Winter Storm Victims

As consumers dig out from yesterday's winter storm, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department offers the following advice and tips about homeowner's...

Dec 19, 2013, 14:10 ET

Safeguard Your Home This Holiday from Burglary

Wrapped packages and expensive gifts around the tree can be enticements for burglars during and after the holidays. That's why the Pennsylvania...

Dec 10, 2013, 13:00 ET

Pennsylvania Protects Consumers in Reaching Settlement with Lincoln

 State Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine today announced that Pennsylvania has reached a multi-state settlement agreement with Lincoln...

Nov 26, 2013, 11:30 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Updates Consumers on Individual Policy Cancellations and Renewals

Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine provided the following statement regarding health insurance coverage options for individual Pennsylvanians...

Nov 05, 2013, 13:20 ET

PA Insurance Department Offers Simple Tips to Prevent Home Fires

 Deaths from fires and burns are the third-leading cause of fatal home injuries, and Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine...

Oct 25, 2013, 15:15 ET

PA Protects Consumers by Reaching Settlement with New York Life

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine announced today that the state has reached a multi-state, regulatory settlement agreement...

Oct 22, 2013, 12:15 ET

Insurance Policies Can Protect Against Halloween Hazards

Soon Pennsylvania neighborhoods will be invaded by zombies and ghouls as trick-or-treaters hit the streets for Halloween. With so many...

Sep 30, 2013, 15:45 ET

Pennsylvanians Reminded Where to Access Information about the Affordable Care Act

 As the Oct. 1 open enrollment date for the federal health insurance exchange approaches, the Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Public...