Missouri Department of Insurance

Over $16 million returned to Missouri consumers with the assistance of the Missouri Department of Insurance

Missouri consumers received an additional $16.2 million from their insurance companies in 2018, thanks to the work of the department’s Consumer Affairs Division and Market Conduct Section.  “One of our primary responsibilities is to protect Missouri consumers and ensure they are treated fairly by insurance companies,” said Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of […]

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Highway 63 crash injures three

The Highway Patrol reports two Macon residents and one Farmington woman sustained injuries when a pickup truck slid on a snow-covered road and overturned one mile south of Jacksonville Friday afternoon. The driver, 23-year-old John Myers, and passenger 22-year-old Rose Masten, both of Macon, as well as passenger 24-year-old Daniele Janis of Farmington, were transported […]

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 […]

Healthcare

Ambetter from Home State Health once again the only option for insurance in most Green Hills counties

The Missouri Division of Insurance reports there’s just one choice in the Green Hills counties for consumers who seek health insurance next year on the federal marketplace and accessible through the website healthcare.gov. Open enrollment for 2019 begins today and ends December 15th for Missourians who plan to purchase private health coverage. The time period […]

Carl Debrodie

Audio: Five people charged in death of mid-Missouri man found months later encased in concrete

(Missourinet) – The police chief in mid-Missouri’s Fulton’s police chief says you can expect more charges tied to the grizzly death of Carl DeBrodie. Steve Myers says it’s been emotionally draining for his department.     Officers arrested five people Tuesday. DeBrodie’s body was found encased in concrete in a storage unit in April 2017. Police […]