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Apr 29, 2015, 16:49 ET

PA Insurance & Health Departments Issue Consumer Alert on Tobacco Cessation Coverage

Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller issued a consumer alert today to inform customers that tobacco cessation programs are free under the...

Apr 23, 2015, 16:51 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Returns More Than $66 Million in Restitution Payments to Consumers in First Quarter of 2015

Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced today that nearly 5,000 Pennsylvania consumers received $66.8 million in restitution payments...

Apr 20, 2015, 16:47 ET

PA Insurance Department Schedules Public Hearing on Highmark Grant Request for Allegheny Health Network

Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced that her department will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 4, 10 a.m., in the second...

Mar 27, 2015, 10:06 ET

Wolf Administration Announces Significant Workers' Comp Insurance Rate Cut While Maintaining Benefit Levels for Injured Workers

The Wolf Administration today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see a significant cut in workers' compensation insurance rates while benefit...

Mar 18, 2015, 16:50 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Urges Property Owners to Consider Flood Insurance & Provides Tips to Cut Premiums

Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today reminded Pennsylvanians that spring flooding is common throughout the state, and urged property...

Mar 05, 2015, 12:48 ET

Wolf Administration Announces Consumer Protection as Top Priority in Enforcement of Highmark/UPMC Consent Decree

Today, Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Acting Health Secretary Karen Murphy outlined their departments' intent to enforce key...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:00 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Offers Tips for Winter Storm Victims

As consumers are digging out from the recent winter storms, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department offers the following advice and tips about...

Jan 08, 2015, 13:14 ET

Pennsylvania Consumers Should Make Insurance Resolution to Protect Family and Property

 Each year dawns brightly, but reality can set in quickly if something happens and your insurance coverage is not up to date. That's why the...

Jan 05, 2015, 10:11 ET

Insurance Department to Close Public Comment Period on Highmark's Proposal to Acquire Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

On Feb. 2, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department will conclude the public comment phase on the application of Highmark Inc. to acquire Blue Cross...

Dec 11, 2014, 11:49 ET

New Website Available to Guide Consumers as Highmark and UPMC Contract Termination Nears

 As the Dec. 31 termination of the contract between Highmark and UPMC nears, the Commonwealth is offering new resources at StayInformed.pa.gov...

Oct 23, 2014, 14:29 ET

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Recovers Millions for Life Insurance Beneficiaries

The state Insurance Department has served as a lead in several multi-state examinations targeting the business practices of the life insurance...

Oct 22, 2014, 10:18 ET

Insurance Policies Can Protect Against Halloween Hazards

Trick-or-treaters will soon hit the streets for Halloween. Unpredictable elements like kids in costumes, neighborhood foot traffic, candles and...

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...