Items Tagged with 'insurance'


Under lock and key: Are your family assets protected?

October 20, 2017
Asset protection is a concern for almost all individuals. Read More

Health premiums to rise 16.7 percent in individual market

October 24, 2016
The nearly 400,000 people who buy their own health insurance in Michigan will see premiums rise by an average of 16.7 percent next year, a sticker shock that insurers and the government say can be offset for those who qualify for tax credits. Read More

‘I can’t find the buyer anymore!’ Here’s why …

April 24, 2015
Recently, I received the following letter: Read More

Terrorism insurance lapse could impact real estate

Cost for commercial coverage could rise if risk insurance act isn’t renewed.

November 28, 2014
On Sept. 10, 2001, few insurance companies in America were seriously concerned about a need for terrorism insurance. On Sept. 11, 2001, the world and those concerns changed. Read More

Bank sells insurance operation

January 28, 2014
A global bank is selling 42 of its insurance offices — and Grand Rapids is among the markets the company is exiting. Read More

Legislature approves abortion insurance law

December 12, 2013
LANSING — Republican legislators passed a law Wednesday to ban almost all abortion coverage from health insurance plans in Michigan — unless an additional policy is bought, ignoring Democrats' pleas to allow a statewide vote instead. Read More

Spectrum Health opens downtown clinic for uninsured patients

August 12, 2013
Spectrum Health opened a new clinic in downtown Grand Rapids this month that will mainly serve lower-income individuals — who have had a hard time finding a doctor to handle their primary medical care, often due to lack of insurance. Read More

Meg Goebel covers community at Paul Goebel Group

July 29, 2013
When Meg Goebel took over the family’s insurance business, she expected to follow in her father’s footsteps. She just didn’t expect them to end so soon. Read More

City tells state it meets EVIP health coverage mandate

July 12, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners recently approved paying $1.5 million in various insurance premiums and confirmed to Lansing officials that its employees’ share of its health-insurance coverage meets the state’s requirement for the Economic Vitality Incentive Program. Read More

Insurers file to be part of state’s health care exchange

All employers will have to inform employees soon of insurance options.

July 12, 2013
As it now stands, Michigan residents and businesses will be able to choose a health insurance policy from 14 insurers when the state’s exchange site becomes operational Oct. 1 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read More