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Southside Homeowners May Experience Reduced Insurance Rates Beginning in April

 

New ISO Rating Expected to Reduce Insurance Rates

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Homeowners in the Southside area of Montgomery County who live near the newly built Cunningham Volunteer Fire Rescue substation have a new reason to celebrate the addition of the station, which opened in October 2017.

Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Service recently went through the recertification process with Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO). The ISO program provides the criteria for the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule.

ISO scores range between Protection Class 1, being the best evaluation, to Protection Class 10 as the lowest.

Members of Cunningham Volunteer Fire Rescue, Fire Protection Committee, County Commissioners, Sheriff John Fuson, and community members attended the ribbon cutting. Mayor Durrett was unable to attend because of a budget committee meeting.

Members of Cunningham Volunteer Fire Rescue, Fire Protection Committee, County Commissioners, Sheriff John Fuson, and community members attended the ribbon cutting.

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Frazier Allen: Dealing with Divorce

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Parting ways with a spouse can be stressful and challenging, and navigating the process requires careful planning to answer questions like: Where will you live? How will this affect your children? How will the divorce impact your financial future?

These questions may lead to difficult conversations, but they’re worth having, no matter how overwhelming the prospect of life on your own may be. The answers will help you better navigate the legal, financial and emotional issues to come.

Start by building a team that will see you through the emotional aspects and keep your best interests top of mind.

Frazier Allen

Frazier Allen

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance reports $9.4M repaid to Tennesseans in 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Insurance Services Section announces that $9.4 million was returned to Tennessee consumers through the Department’s restitution efforts and the recovery of life insurance benefits in 2017.

Over $6.5 million was returned to Tennessee consumers in 2017 as a result of restitution—a process in which TDCI insurance investigators mediate between insurance companies and policyholders to get denied claims overturned and paid for policyholders.

$9.4 million was returned to Tennessee consumers from Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance restitution efforts and the recovery of life insurance benefits in 2017.

$9.4 million was returned to Tennessee consumers from Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance restitution efforts and the recovery of life insurance benefits in 2017.

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Catastrophic costs for hospitalization expenses common among Uninsured Heart and Stroke Patients

 

American Heart AssociationAnaheim, CA – The majority of patients without health insurance who were hospitalized for heart attack, stroke or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery experienced catastrophic healthcare expenses before passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

For those who were uninsured, hospitalization expenses were catastrophic for 85 percent of heart attack patients, 75 percent of stroke patients and 80 percent of CABG patients. (American Heart Association)

For those who were uninsured, hospitalization expenses were catastrophic for 85 percent of heart attack patients, 75 percent of stroke patients and 80 percent of CABG patients. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance says Collision Frequency Increases During Deer Mating Season

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Here in Tennessee, you don’t have to be a hunter to have an animal adventure during the fall months. Depending on where you live, you and your vehicle may be in the same path as deer, raccoons, birds, cows and even bears.

With animal collision rates increasing due to mating season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares tips to help protect Tennessee drivers from unforeseen and potentially dangerous encounters with wildlife.

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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American Heart Association says Less than half of Patients prescribed new Cholesterol Drug receive Insurance Approval

 

Circulation Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Less than half of patients received their insurer’s approval for prescriptions of PCSK9 inhibitors, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

PCSK9 inhibitors, like Repatha (evolocumab) and Praluent (alirocumab), work by increasing the removal of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol from the blood. They have been shown to reduce LDL by 60 percent and decrease major cardiac events but cost much more than other cholesterol-lowering drugs with an average cost of $14,300 per year. Prescriptions require prior authorization by health insurance companies.

Prepping the patient to draw blood for a cholesterol test. (American Heart Association)

Prepping the patient to draw blood for a cholesterol test. (American Heart Association)

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Open Enrollment Begins November 1st on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers that Open Enrollment for insurance coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) begins November 1st, 2017. As the enrollment period is shorter than in years past, Tennesseans are strongly encouraged to review their options and begin preparation for the new policy year.

Tennessee consumers will have access to marketplace coverage for 2018 no matter where they live. However, consumers in 79 of 95 counties will only have one carrier option. 

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st

Open Enrollment Begins November 1st

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Saint Thomas Health Mobile Mammography Coach to be at Hilltop Supermarket Saturday, September 9th

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, the Saint Thomas Health Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Hilltop Supermarket’s parking lot from 9:00am until 3:00pm.

The coach provides mammography for women who cannot afford the time away from work for appropriate screenings. It also helps women with no insurance through support from organizations like Susan G. Komen.

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

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Clarksville Police report Argument Leads to Shooting on Carter Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Monday, September 4th, 2017, around 12:38pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a shooting at Carter Road which already occurred.

When officers arrived they found a 28 year old male lying partially in the roadway who had been shot. He was Lifeflighted to the hospital, underwent surgery and is now in stable condition.

As officers headed to the scene, vehicle and suspect description was relayed to them. A vehicle was spotted in the area which met the description provided to officers.

Argument on Carter Road turns into a shooting Monday, September 4th.

Argument on Carter Road turns into a shooting Monday, September 4th.

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TDCI’s Tips on Selecting Contractors, Flood Claims, and Reporting Price Gouging

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As Tennessee consumers begin to assess the damage from the high winds and heavy rain created by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)’s divisions offer the following guidelines, tips and general information to assist consumers in recovery.

Red River going over it banks in Clarksville Tennessee.

Red River going over it banks in Clarksville Tennessee.

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