insurance http://wrvo.org en ACR Health says not to worry about health insurance increase letters http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-says-not-worry-about-health-insurance-increase-letters <p>ACR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health in Syracuse is getting a lot of calls from people who signed up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and are worried their health insurance costs are rising. But the experts who signed hundreds of people up for insurance in central New York say not to worry.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:38:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58221 at http://wrvo.org Consumer watchdog says some auto insurers discriminate http://wrvo.org/post/consumer-watchdog-says-some-auto-insurers-discriminate <p></p><p>A public watchdog group is charging that several large auto insurance companies discriminate against minority and low-income customers.</p><p>The New York Public Interest Research Group, or NYPIRG, says it analyzed the billing practices of the five largest auto insurers in New York by getting quotes based on different customer profiles.</p><p>"Auto insurance rates should be based on how you drive, not who you are," said NYPIRG consumer advocate Andy Morrison.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:42:21 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53737 at http://wrvo.org Consumer watchdog says some auto insurers discriminate Taxpayers bear the brunt of climate change costs http://wrvo.org/post/taxpayers-bear-brunt-climate-change-costs <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The impact and severity of weather events like the tornado that hit Oklahoma City are increasing due to a changing global climate, according to <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/files/taxpayer-climate-costs-IP.pdf" target="_blank">research</a> from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:49:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38500 at http://wrvo.org Taxpayers bear the brunt of climate change costs Cuomo changes insurance rules to help Sandy victims http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-changes-insurance-rules-help-sandy-victims <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is taking steps to speed up insurance claims processing after Superstorm Sandy. Cuomo says 360,000 Sandy victims have filed insurance claims for damage to their homes, cars and other property.&nbsp; And he says insurance companies have not been quick enough to respond. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:20:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29861 at http://wrvo.org Insurance industry prepares new products to deal with fracking http://wrvo.org/post/insurance-industry-prepares-new-products-deal-fracking <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Nationwide Insurance announced earlier this year that damage from hydraulic fracturing won't be covered under its homeowner policies.</p><p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 28902 at http://wrvo.org Insurance industry prepares new products to deal with fracking Gillibrand fights to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-fights-keep-flood-insurance-bills-skyrocketing <p>U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has joined the fight to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing in one of Syracuse&#39;s poorest neighborhoods. The idea is to convince the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, that their latest maps are flawed.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:24:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 18354 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand fights to keep flood insurance bills from skyrocketing