HealthCare.gov Resets All Consumers’ Passwords

April 23, 2014

The Internet security weakness called Heartbleed has prompted HealthCare.gov to reset every consumer’s password on the health insurance exchange website. According to a Health Insurance Marketplace email sent Wednesday, April 23: “HealthCare.gov uses many layers of protections to secure your information and we’ve recently enhanced our systems to add additional protections. While there’s no indication … Read More

Nationwide Poll: Most Young Renters Uninsured

April 23, 2014

Although data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that more adults ages 24 to 34 are renting than ever before, increasing by more than a million from 2006 to 2011, most millennials do not have renters’ insurance. According to a recent survey conducted by Nationwide Insurance, despite renting in unprecedented numbers, 56% of millennials do not … Read More

Maine Employee-Owned Companies Gather in Gorham

April 22, 2014

On Friday, April 11, representatives from 17 of the 23 employee-owned companies in Maine attended a fundraising event in Gorham for U.S. Sen Susan Collins. Hosted by Moody’s Collision Center, the event featured remarks by both the senator and by Michael Keeling, executive director of the national ESOP Association in Washington, D.C. Representing our company … Read More

The Real Insurance Value of Your Vessel

April 21, 2014

What is a vessel really worth? The answer matters, very much, not only to the vessel owner, but to his or her insurance agent. Click to read more Gene McKeever’s April column in WorkBoat Magazine. 

Marine Insurance on the Radio

April 14, 2014

       

Report: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Likely to Join Maine Health Insurance Marketplace

April 4, 2014

A report in the Portland Press Herald Friday, April 4 says Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is likely to join Maine Community Health Options and Anthem Blue Cross in the Maine health insurance marketplace (as required by the Affordable Care Act). The deadline is May 31 for companies to file paperwork for marketplace participation in 2015. … Read More

Gene McKeever’s Latest WorkBoat Column

March 31, 2014

Each month, Allen Insurance and Financial Marine Insurance Specialist Gene McKeever pubilshes risk management and safety information in WorkBoat Magazine.  If you aren’t a WorkBoat subscriber, we’ll be posting a link to the column each month. Click to read Gene’s March column in WorkBoat: Most safety hazards can easily be avoided. Common sense and good communication … Read More

Dan Bookham Interviewed by WABI-TV

March 28, 2014

Allen Insurance and Financial, along with Consulate General of Canada in Boston, Emera Maine, sponsored a Canada Day event put on by the Maine International Trade Center Thursday at Husson College. The conference focused on ways to improve an already strong relationship of commerce, involving goods and people, between Maine and Canada. WABI-TV in Bangor covered … Read More

Got Safety Training?

March 27, 2014

Employee training is an important part of your safety program no matter what your industry.  MEMIC, the Maine workers compensation insurer, provides workshops and webinars covering a variety of subjects.  These are free of charge to MEMIC policyholders. Upcoming webinars include (one hour, 10 a.m. start time): Restaurant Safety, Thursday March 27 Workplace Violence Prevention, … Read More

Affordable Care Act: Deadline for 2014 Coverage is Monday, 3/31

March 24, 2014

What does it mean if you miss the March 31 deadline for signing up for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act? For one thing, there is a financial penalty if you don’t comply with the law. According a handy Q&A from Kaiser Health News: For individuals, the penalty this year is the … Read More