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TRANSPARENCY HEALTHCARE SECTOR

POLICYMAKERS CONTINUE TO BANG THE DRUM FOR TRANSPARENCY IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR Is there any amount of information that will power consumer-driven competition?   A quick review of hospital pricing data … revealed that … individuals could pay for two hospital procedures per annum without insurance “kicking-in” for payment.   By Kevin P. Hennosy Policymakers in Washington, D.C., continue to introduce reforms aimed at expanding transparency in the healthcare sector.

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NAIC PICKS A FIGHT

NAIC PICKS A FIGHT WITH SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE CHAIR Offer “thoughts and prayers” to the NAIC leadership   In the spring of 2022, U.S. Senator … Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) began asking important questions concerning the role of Private Equity Funds (PEFs) in the business of life insurance, including the retirement benefit products sold by insurers.   By Kevin P. Hennosy In the spring of 2022, U.S. Senator and Senate Banking

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    RIGHT PEOPLE RIGHT TIME

RIGHT PEOPLE RIGHT TIME

THE RIGHT PEOPLE AT THE RIGHT TIME Former bartender gets introduced to insurance industry by regular customer and later receives national recognition Like many others in the insurance industry, Alyssa Delaney, director of marketing and communications at the Agency Network Exchange, headquartered in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, didn’t initially plan for a career in the field. After graduating in 2010 from Rutgers University with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and media

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    SAN ANTONIO ROSE

SAN ANTONIO ROSE

SAN ANTONIO ROSE …AND KEPT ON RISING Now the owner of a successful all-lines agency, Shirley Crandall shares the story of her climb to the top By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU It all started in high school, when Shirley Crandall began to work part time for Travelers. She continued her employment with the insurer throughout her college years and graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) with a

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Dig a Little Deeper

CLAIM SPLITTING DEBATED Was subrogation applied in this confusing lawsuit?   Taking opportunities to assist both personal and commercial clients in understanding various policy provisions … could result in preventing litigation or, at least, avoid complications during lawsuits.   The Court Decisions column is a popular part of Rough Notes magazine. One reason for this is that the court room is where the promises made in an insurance contract often

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