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14 Apr, 2017, 10:07 ET Wolf Administration Introduces New Brochure to Help Pennsylvania Homeowners File Storm Damage Claims, Avoid Repair Scams

As part of Governor Wolf's ongoing consumer protection initiative, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced the availability of a new...


08 Mar, 2017, 09:29 ET Wolf Administration Strengthening Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Insurance Protection Through Federal Training on Parity Compliance

As part of Governor Wolf's ongoing initiative to fight the opioid and heroin crises, several state agencies have been chosen to participate in the...


01 Mar, 2017, 15:36 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Announces Court Approval of Liquidation of Penn Treaty and American Network Insurance Companies; Assures Policyholders Claims Will Be Paid by State Guaranty Funds Pursuant to State Law

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced the Commonwealth Court approval of petitions to liquidate Penn Treaty Network America...


08 Feb, 2017, 13:07 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Testifies in Support of Pharmaceutical Price Transparency Bill to Help Control Health Insurance Costs

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller testified before the House Insurance Committee in favor of House Bill 161 (HB 161), sponsored by House...


26 Jan, 2017, 12:09 ET Insurance Commissioner Reminds Pennsylvanians of Upcoming Open Enrollment Deadline, Warns Consumers About Limited Benefit Plans

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today reminded Pennsylvania consumers that the open enrollment period for 2017 health insurance coverage...


05 Jan, 2017, 11:29 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader's Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued a response to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outlining Pennsylvania's experience with the...


16 Dec, 2016, 12:05 ET Insurance Commissioner Urges Pennsylvanians to Plan Ahead for Winter Storms

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today advised consumers to plan ahead and review their homeowners and auto insurance policies as winter...


01 Dec, 2016, 10:23 ET Year in Review: Insurance Department Continues Consumer Protection and Education Initiatives, Cuts Investment Management Fees in 2016

This year, the Department of Insurance continued its efforts on consumer protection and education initiatives and saved Pennsylvanians money to...


30 Nov, 2016, 09:44 ET Pennsylvania Improves Ranking in National Study of State Workers' Compensation Insurance Costs

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that a national study shows Pennsylvania has improved its standing among states under his administration in...


22 Nov, 2016, 11:07 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Encourages Enrollment in 2017 Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Plans

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today reminded consumers that Open Enrollment for 2017 health insurance coverage available through the...


01 Nov, 2016, 12:09 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Announces Beginning of 2017 Open Enrollment Period, Reminds Consumers of Availability of Subsidies for Health Insurance Plans and Resources for Shopping

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced that open enrollment is now underway for 2017 health insurance plans available through the...


04 Oct, 2016, 14:38 ET Education Secretary, Insurance Commissioner Announce 'Insurance 101', New Interactive Car Insurance Lesson For High School Students

 Education Secretary Pedro Rivera and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced a new, interactive lesson for high school students...


15 Sep, 2016, 09:50 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Announces Greater Flexibility in Long Term Care Partnership Policy Inflation Requirements to Hold Down Premium Increases

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced a change in guidance allowing greater flexibility in federally-required inflation...


08 Sep, 2016, 12:01 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Urges Greater Understanding of Annuities To Protect Retirement Income

Today at Foxdale Village Retirement Community in State College, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller urged consumers, especially seniors, to take...


27 Jul, 2016, 16:12 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Holds Public Informational Hearing on Health Insurance Rate Requests, Hears Testimony from Consumers, Companies, and Other Stakeholders

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today held a public informational hearing to address proposed rate requests for 2017 individual health...


07 Jul, 2016, 14:32 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Advises Consumers to be Wary of Limited Benefit Plans, Exercise Caution When Shopping for Health Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued a consumer alert advising consumers to be cautious and understand the policy before purchasing a...


01 Jul, 2016, 10:06 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Announces Public Informational Hearing On Proposed Rate Increases for Individual Health Plans

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced she will hold a public informational hearing on the proposed rates requested by insurers...


24 Jun, 2016, 13:46 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Conveys Importance of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coverage

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today reiterated to consumers that enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act is a...


14 Jun, 2016, 10:52 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Named to Congressional Budget Office Panel Of Health Care Advisers

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department announced today that Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has been named to the Congressional Budget Office's...


09 Jun, 2016, 12:16 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Offers Tips to Homeowners on Severe Weather Preparation as Summer Approaches

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today offered advice to help consumers stay prepared as temperatures rise and severe destructive storms...


06 Jun, 2016, 09:25 ET PA Insurance Commissioner Touts Wolf Administration Work to Help Homeowners Save Money on Flood Insurance

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today updated borough leaders from across Pennsylvania on the Wolf Administration's support for private...


11 May, 2016, 14:03 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Congratulates Recent College Graduates, Offers Advice on New Health Insurance Needs

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today congratulated Pennsylvania's recent and soon-to-be college graduates and offered advice as they...


05 May, 2016, 15:39 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Outlines Wolf Administration Consumer Protection and Outreach Initiatives

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller addressed a gathering of 150 insurance professionals today at the Central PA I Day meeting at the Radisson...


29 Apr, 2016, 13:26 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Commends U.S. House on Unanimous Passage of Pro-Consumer Bill Supporting Private Flood Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous passage of the Flood Insurance Market Parity...


28 Apr, 2016, 12:55 ET Insurance Commissioner Continues Consumer Protection Effort By Encouraging Pennsylvanians to Purchase Renters Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today began a new campaign to encourage more tenants to purchase renters insurance, as part of the Insurance...