insurance http://wkar.org en Rising flood insurance premiums could lead to more foreclosures http://wkar.org/post/rising-flood-insurance-premiums-could-lead-more-foreclosures <p></p><p>Attempts to reform <a href="http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program">flood insurance</a> in America are having serious repercussions. Homebuyers, sellers and others across the country are being&nbsp; slammed with soaring increases in the cost of flood insurance. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:48:33 +0000 Current State 49372 at http://wkar.org Rising flood insurance premiums could lead to more foreclosures Jackson National Life expansion plans include 1,000 new jobs http://wkar.org/post/jackson-national-life-expansion-plans-include-1000-new-jobs <p></p><p>In April, one of Lansing’s largest employers announced plans to bring 1,000 new jobs to the region.&nbsp; <a href="https://www.jackson.com/Index.jsp">Jackson National Life Insurance Company</a> will spend more than $100-million to double the size of its headquarters in Alaeidon Township.&nbsp; Construction could begin later this year, pending a number of regulatory steps. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Current State 39020 at http://wkar.org Branding Lansing for insurance companies http://wkar.org/post/branding-lansing-insurance-companies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, company officials from&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.jackson.com/Index.jsp" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson National Life Insurance</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, alongside </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Snyder and mayor </span>Virg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bernero<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, announced a proposed $100-million </span><a href="https://www.jackson.com/about/news/NewsItem.jsp?docName=PRODB_856003&amp;year=2013&amp;framework-guid=e800e4ccc5107a8a3e1c01d000020059" style="line-height: 1.5;">expansion</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of its headquarters near Lansing. The project has rekindled an interesting discussion on marketing Lansing as a hub of the insurance industry. &nbsp;Four insurers-Auto Owners, Jackson National, the Accident Fund and Farm Bureau Insurance-already employ at least 5,500 people in Lansing, according to the Lansing Economic Area Partnership. &nbsp;The expansion plan, if it proceeds, would add about another 1,000. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:35:17 +0000 Current State 35384 at http://wkar.org Branding Lansing for insurance companies Judge Says Car Insurance Fund Records Are Public http://wkar.org/post/judge-says-car-insurance-fund-records-are-public <p>An insurance fund that charges Michigan drivers a fee to cover catastrophic injuries has been told to open its books to the public.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:16:18 +0000 The Associated Press 29076 at http://wkar.org Judge Says Car Insurance Fund Records Are Public Calley Signs Autism Mandate http://wkar.org/post/calley-signs-autism-mandate <p>Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed a bill into law Wednesday that will require insurance companies to cover childhood autism treatments.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:36:12 +0000 Rick Pluta 15981 at http://wkar.org Calley Signs Autism Mandate Lawmakers’ Displeasure over MSU Policy Draws School Officials to Capitol http://wkar.org/post/lawmakers%E2%80%99-displeasure-over-msu-policy-draws-school-officials-capitol <p>Michigan State University officials square off Wednesday with state legislators over the school’s new mandatory student health insurance policy. Some GOP lawmakers feel it’s a heavy cost burden. Supporters say it ensures college can continue after a serious student illness.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 12420 at http://wkar.org Lawmakers’ Displeasure over MSU Policy Draws School Officials to Capitol Snyder to sign laws lowering worker benefit costs http://wkar.org/post/snyder-sign-laws-lowering-worker-benefit-costs <p>LANSING, MI (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder is getting ready to sign bills aimed at saving Michigan employers money on unemployment insurance and worker's compensation benefits.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 20:01:24 +0000 3059 at http://wkar.org Snyder to sign laws lowering worker benefit costs Lawmakers don't back funds for health exchange http://wkar.org/post/lawmakers-dont-back-funds-health-exchange <p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's efforts to begin setting up a statewide health exchange as required by the<br /> federal health care law are hitting a snag.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 19:39:49 +0000 2946 at http://wkar.org Lawmakers don't back funds for health exchange