The Indiana Department of Insurance is warning Hoosiers this Fourth of July season that some insurance policies don’t always cover fireworks damage.

Indiana’s recommended rates for workers compensation insurance will continue a multi-year decline in 2018. Officials say the nearly 13 percent drop in their benchmark rate for insurers is due to fewer workers’ comp claims and on-the-job injuries.

Indiana companies have to carry workers’ comp insurance to cover medical bills and lost wages for employees who get hurt on the job. But different jobs have different risks – you’re more likely to get hurt at a factory than behind a desk.

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The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing arguments over whether a hospital has to turn over a list of discounted rates it gives insured patients. 

Thomas Frost was a patient at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne for months following a motorcycle accident. He was uninsured and his bill from Parkview was ultimately more than $600 thousand.

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Four out of the six insurance companies planning to offer coverage to Hoosiers through the federal healthcare exchange next year are proposing double-digit rate increases for individual premiums, according to proposals filed with the Indiana Department of Insurance.

However, the proposals vary widely. For example, Celtic is proposing a 5 percent drop in prices, and Anthem wants an almost-30 percent increase.

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Drivers for Uber and other ride-sharing apps will need separate insurance to drive in Indiana, under legislation set for final approval today.

Ride-sharing drivers currently face a catch-22: most of those companies provide insurance only once a passenger is in the car, but most auto insurers consider you a car for hire from the moment you accept a passenger and won‘t cover you. 

BMV To Issue Refunds For Those Overcharged On Fees

Feb 2, 2015
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About 30 thousand Hoosiers will be getting refunds from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles in the coming weeks. This is in addition to refunds issued last year. 

The refunds will go to Hoosiers overcharged for certain fees, including payments for mobile home titles and for not having proof of insurance…Those refunds are expected to total about 2 million dollars.

BMV officials say they also undercharged thousands of customers, costing the state about 13 million dollars.