Air Ambulance Bill of the month

Missourians face large bills, aggressive collection tactics from air ambulance transports

Missourians are frequently subjected to aggressive collection efforts by air ambulance providers totaling tens of thousands of dollars in a practice called balance billing, according to a detailed report released today by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP). To assess the scope of the problem, the DIFP initiated a data call for […]

Medicare

Medicare open enrollment deadline is December 7th

The Missouri Department of Insurance is reminding seniors that Medicare open enrollment ends on Wednesday, December 7th and seniors who have not yet made their plan selections for 2019 are encouraged to contact CLAIM. CLAIM provides seniors and their caregivers free and unbiased help from certified counselors. Seniors can ask questions by phone or arrange […]

Dicamba

Complaints on misuse of Dicamba rise to 251

The Missouri Department of Agriculture reports another dozen complaints of pesticide misuse were logged in the past week. All complaints are blamed on the herbicide Dicamba for damage to their crops which now brings the total number of complaints statewide as of Monday to 251. This includes 186 alleging damage from Dicamba with the next […]

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip recalled due to possible Botulism

As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard. This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening […]

Ritz Products

Ritz products recalled due to possible Salmonella

Mondelēz Global, the manufacturer of Ritz products has announced a recall of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and […]