| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:17 AM
In the six months that have passed since Margaret Fulcher received her most recent homeowners insurance policy, she has moved on from being shocked to simply incensed.
The premium to fully insure her Baltimore rowhouse increased fourfold last year ...
| Sep 11, 2011
Last week's column on a little-known state group that helps consumers with medical disputes generated emails from readers asking if organizations exist that can help them tackle other problems.
Many agencies can help wronged consumers. The Federal...
| Aug 3, 2014
The U.S. government in recent years has started building a database of consumer complaints about banks and credit card companies, and levying millions of dollars in fines against what it believes to be bad actors. Now there's a potential new...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Twenty years ago, I interviewed Frank Nutter, then and now president of the Reinsurance Assn. of America, on the threat climate change posed to the $2-trillion-plus global property and casualty insurance industry.
"It is clear," he said back then, "that...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Insurance companies large enough that their failure could disrupt the U.S. economy will face a familiar regulator as former Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas R. Sullivan starts a newly created position next week at the U.S. Federal Reserve....
| May 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Obamacare in California could suffer setbacks, delays and legal challenges if voters this year approve a statewide ballot initiative to regulate insurance rates, a new industry-backed report warns.
Those predictions drew immediate fire from Insurance...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets.
But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave.
| Jan 3, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Insurance companies sue Toyota to recover payouts for crashes blamed on sudden acceleration...
| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike
| Nov 28, 2006
NEWARK, CALIF. — Hemant Shah is in the business of creating catastrophes.
The computers at Shah's Silicon Valley company, Risk Management Solutions Inc., contain mathematical models of every U.S. disaster from the 1812 earthquake that toppled...
| Apr 23, 2009
| 8:15 PM
The Hartford was reported Thursday to be seeking bids for its property-casualty insurance operations from The Travelers Cos. and other companies, and exploring the sale of its group life and disability business.
The report Thursday by Bloomberg News,...
| May 2, 2009
The Hartford's shares fell 8 percent Friday on news of a large loss in the first quarter and lower earnings forecast for the year, though executives stressed that the financial cushion of the troubled life operations didn't deteriorate much in the period....