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Dec 01, 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...


Nov 30, 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...


Nov 22, 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...


Nov 01, 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...


Oct 04, 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...


Sep 15, 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...


Sep 08, 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...


Jul 27, 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...


Jul 07, 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...


Jul 01, 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...


Jun 24, 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...


Jun 14, 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...


Jun 09, 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...


Jun 06, 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...


May 11, 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...


May 05, 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...


Apr 29, 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...


Apr 28, 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...


Apr 26, 2016, 13:50 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Announces Significant Reductions in Long Term Care Insurance Rate Increase Requests

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced significant reductions in rate increase requests for long term care insurance. The reductions...


Mar 24, 2016, 11:12 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Encourages Motorcyclists to Take Actions to Reduce Risk, Save Money While Riding

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today urged all drivers to be aware of motorcycles, as warmer weather means more motorcyclists on Pennsylvania...


Mar 14, 2016, 14:03 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Hails Congressional Committee Passage of Bill Supporting Private Flood Insurance As Good for Consumers

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller hailed a recent vote by the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approving the...


Feb 18, 2016, 14:12 ET Insurance Commissioner Announces More Than $185 Million in Restitution Payments to Pennsylvania Consumers in 2015

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced the Insurance Department reclaimed $185,055,050 for more than 12,000 consumers throughout the...


Feb 02, 2016, 14:31 ET Insurance Commissioner Announces Private Market Flood Insurance Is Available to Many Pennsylvania Homeowners, In Many Cases at Substantial Savings Over the Federal Government Plan; Unveils One-Stop Shop for Flood Coverage Information

Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today said Pennsylvania homeowners, who may be facing steeply rising premiums under the federal government's...


Jan 29, 2016, 12:46 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Reminds Consumers of January 31 Open Enrollment Deadline; Encourages Shopping Before Enrollment Closes

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


Jan 19, 2016, 12:49 ET Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Announces Proposed Solution to Protect Health Care Consumers from Surprise Balance Bills; Asks for Public Comment

 Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced a proposed solution to protect health care consumers from surprise balance bills and is...