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Kaiser Permanente plans Southern Colorado expansion

Kaiser Permanente plans Southern Colorado expansion

Kaiser Permanente Colorado plans to expand services and health plan offerings in Southern Colorado. In the next few years, Kaiser Permanente will begin offering specialty services at its medical offices in Southern Colorado, while also opening its Briargate Medical Offices to all ages, instead of the current 55 and older age restriction. In addition, the… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente plans Southern Colorado expansion

Judge Harlan Bockman’s decision regarding the city’s dispute with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) couldn’t be worse news for the city. The facts of the case are simple. When the city leased Memorial Health Systems to the University of Colorado Health in 2012, it received a payment of $259 million to cover potential… Continue Reading City’s dice roll on PERA comes up snake eyes

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Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 23, 42,771 Coloradans signed up for private health insurance that takes effect January 1, according to a news release from Connect for Health Colorado. Monday was a record day for shopping volume, with 5,354 Coloradans signing up. Connect for Health Colorado will continue to help people who complete the sign-up… Continue Reading 42,771 Coloradans sign up for health insurance

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Three Springs firms win insurance award

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Three Springs firms win insurance award

Three Colorado Springs firms were given Pinnacol Assurance’s Circle of Safety Award. Copestone General Contractors, MechOne Inc. and Pikes Peak Steel LLC won the award this year. Copestone and MechOne are multiple-year winners. Pinnacol Assurance is Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer. The award recognizes companies for their performance in safety, loss control, and financial and… Continue Reading Three Springs firms win insurance award

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Division of Insurance offers guidance after Obama’s announcement

The Colorado Division of Insurance has issued a statement from Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar, regarding President Obama’s announcement Thursday about cancelled insurance policies. “In Colorado, we share the same concerns the President expressed [Thursday] about cancelled health insurance policies. The Division of Insurance remains committed to providing access to coverage and consumer choice to Coloradoans,”… Continue Reading Division of Insurance offers guidance after Obama’s announcement

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Employers have options for ACA

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For employers who like to delay the inevitable, there’s some hope. Compliance with Affordable Care Act mandates has a few options to postpone one’s fate. Between 2014 and 2015 lurk dramatic differences in mandates. Starting on the first day of 2015, companies with 50 or more full-time-equivalent employees must offer health insurance coverage with essential… Continue Reading Employers have options for ACA

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Workers comp rate increase en route

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Colorado employers will see a small increase in workers’ compensation insurance premiums next year. The increase–within the loss-cost component of the insurance–will be half of what it was last year. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that the “loss costs” component of workers’ compensation premiums will go up 2.6 percent next year. The increase this… Continue Reading Workers comp rate increase en route

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Salazar to become commissioner of insurance

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Marguerite Salazar is the state’s new commissioner of insurance. She will start August 19, according to information from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office. “Marguerite Salazar’s deep roots in Colorado and small business acumen will serve her well in this new role,” Hickenlooper said. “She is a savvy executive, understands regulatory reform and already knows her way… Continue Reading Salazar to become commissioner of insurance

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The Black Forest fire has cost $292.8 million in insurance claims so far, according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. There have been about 3,630 homeowners and auto insurance claims filed so far in the aftermath of the fire, which killed two people and burned 486 homes. Initially, it makes the Black Forest fire… Continue Reading Insurers estimate $292 million in losses in Black Forest fire

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Fire lesson: Full knowledge of policies stands out as the toughest business insurance hurdle

Steve Mack, who owns the Lone Duck Family Campground in Cascade, still is sorting out his business insurance claim after the Waldo Canyon fire. His residential insurance was straightforward and easy to understand. He said his insurer worked with him and explained the policy and volunteered information about what Mack and his family needed to… Continue Reading Fire lesson: Full knowledge of policies stands out as the toughest business insurance hurdle

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