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21 October 2012

GEICO Tricky Traffic Uses Mobile Gaming to Teach Safe Driving

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GEICO Tricky Traffic Uses Mobile Gaming to Teach Safe Driving

Mobile gaming has taken the video game market by storm in recent years, and now an unlikely competitor is getting into the mix in time for National Teen Driver Safety Week.

GEICO Insurance rolled out its GEICO Tricky Traffic mobile game last week with the intention of giving younger drivers a fun and effective way to test their driving skills. But according to Peter Meoli, mobile development team manager for the company, "many experienced drivers might find it entertaining and challenging" as well.

18 October 2012

State Farm to Close Celebrity Music Teacher Tour GRAMMY-Style

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Latino Award-Winner Gustavo Galindo Visits L.A./Miami High Schools

State Farm to Close Celebrity Music Teacher Tour GRAMMY-Style

State Farm Insurance will close its "Celebrity Music Teacher for a Day" Tour with trips to Los Angeles and Miami, and is enlisting the help of GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Gustavo Galindo to do it. Galindo, whose album Entre La Ciudad y el Mar has won support from fans and critics alike, will be visiting L.A.'s Abraham Lincoln High School on Friday (Oct. 19) and South Miami Senior High on Monday (Oct. 22).

17 October 2012

GEICO Added to USO-Metro Circle of Stars

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GEICO Added to USO-Metro Circle of Stars

GEICO is now part of the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) Circle of Stars, the company announced Tuesday (Oct. 16). The official recognition came last Thursday (Oct. 11) at Stars and Stripes Night in Arlington, Va., where the insurance company accepted the honor along with a variety of other honorees.

16 October 2012

UnitedHealth Group Covers More, Earns More in 2012

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UnitedHealth Group Covers More, Earns More in 2012

UnitedHealth Group released results for the third quarter 2012 on Tuesday (Oct. 16) and showed that even when times are bad, business is good. 

With revenue growth of 8% compared to last year at $27.3 billion and a service coverage of 2 million more people year-over-year, the company created 23% higher profits and brought more health insurance protection to the general public.

15 October 2012

Prudential Drops Dental, Refocuses Efforts

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Prudential Drops Dental, Refocuses Efforts

Prudential Insurance recently announced that it would discontinue its Dental insurance plan. Prior to the Oct. 9 announcement, Prudential served only the small group market with the coverage, and according to a company statement, it will continue to do so until the next policy renewal.

13 October 2012

Allstate Announces Fifth Annual Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards

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Allstate Announces Fifth Annual Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards

The Allstate Foundation has had a busy month. On Oct. 4, the company announced the Purple Purse Campaign to raise awareness against domestic violence. Now they're setting their sights on young journalists of America. On Oct. 10, Allstate unveiled its 5th Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards program. The goal of the program is to enlist student journalists at the high school level to write an article or produce a news segment that brings awareness to the dangers of distracted or impaired driving.

13 October 2012

Allstate Purple Purse Campaign Against Domestic Violence Ups Goal

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Allstate Purple Purse Campaign Against Domestic Violence Ups Goal

The power of the purse is growing stronger for Allstate Insurance. In early October 2012, the insurance provider announced it was teaming with actress Rosario Dawson to raise $175,000 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One week after the Oct. 4 announcement, the company announced that the goal had been triggered and a new goal set at $250,000.

10 October 2012

Affordable Care Act: Spending Cuts for Some, Spending Gains for Others

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Affordable Care Act: Spending Cuts for Some, Spending Gains for Others

A new report released by the Urban Institute Tuesday (Oct. 9) finds that health insurance costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will fall for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

That’s the good news. The bad? “Mid-sized businesses,” defined as those with between 100 and 1,000 employees, may see a 4.6% increase.

The findings are sure to stoke the fires of partisan wrangling as the last three debates of the election cycle draw near (one vice-presidential debate and two presidential).

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