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Insurance

  1. the industry
    Can You Indemnify Against Dick Pics?The rise of scandal insurance in Hollywood.
  2. science of us
    When Did You Realize American Health Care Was Broken?Eight women share stories of their frustrating, exorbitantly expensive, and demoralizing experiences with the U.S. health-care system.
  3. insurance
    Superintendent Faces Charges for Using Her Insurance to Help a Sick StudentCasey Smitherman was afraid the student had strep throat.
  4. political ducks
    Watch Melania Trump’s Bizarre 2005 Aflac CommercialThe ad ends with her quacking like a duck with webbed feet.
  5. Society Becomes Less Trusting When More People Don’t Have Health InsuranceThe social fabric of an entire neighborhood changes when some residents lose their coverage.
  6. carrie fisher
    Disney Might Get $50 Mil for Carrie Fisher DeathThe policy was reportedly taken out to cover Fisher’s three Star Wars film obligations.
  7. insurance files
    How Expensive Is It to Insure Harrison Ford As Indiana Jones?Your favorite 73-year-old pilot provides an interesting conundrum for underwriters.
  8. body shop
    Jennifer Love Hewitt Would Insure Her Breasts If Someone AskedAflac? State Farm? Anyone?
  9. progressive
    Progressive Is in Trouble With the Internet [Updated]The insurance company messed up big time.
  10. Mediavore
    Gov. Rendell Promotes Healthcare for Restaurant Workers; PA State Senator WantsPlus a federal advisory panel is leaning towards endorsing genetically modified salmon, and a Kentucky man claims too much coffee led him to strangle his wife, all in our morning news roundup.
  11. ground-zero watch
    WTC Insurers Agree to Pay, Only Five-Plus Years Later A mere five years and eight months after September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center’s insurers have finally agreed to pay out Larry Silverstein’s claims. (And you thought the check from when your apartment was robbed took a long time to arrive!) Governor Spitzer announced a settlement yesterday between Silverstein and the seven insurance companies that tried to stiff him. So after all this wrangling, how huge is the gap between the amount Silverstein originally sought and the compromise sum? A measly $130 million — less than 3 percent of the total $4.6 billion the developer will receive. To think that this was one of the main issues slowing down the reconstruction at ground zero is, in instant retrospect, revolting. But both Silverstein and Spitzer put on gentlemanly performances yesterday; Silverstein offered a “very, very deep thank-you.” Another thank-you is probably being muttered by the Port Authority, which will help itself to a chunk of the settlement as a part of its earlier deal with Silverstein. And perhaps by the rest of New York, which might one day actually see something built on the site. WTC Insure War Is Over [NYP]