Health insurance costs behind state employee retirement boom

By at 4 November, 2011, 10:59 am

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 1–> More than 2,100 public employees will retire December 1 to avoid paying more for health insurance as retirees. The deputy director of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, Marc Reynolds, said 2,140 employees had their retirement papers postmarked by Tuesday’s deadline. That includes 1,660 education employees. The pension system doesn’t have a [...]


Travellers urged to check insurance

By at 2 November, 2011, 4:12 am

It’s too early to know how travel insurance companies will deal with the decision by Qantas to ground its fleet, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) says. “The decision by Qantas to withdraw all air services is unprecedented,” ICA CEO Rob Whelan said in a statement on Sunday. “It is too early to determine the [...]


Three Ways to Avoid Buying The Wrong Travel Insurance, Advises Squaremouth

By at 30 October, 2011, 2:56 am

Having the right travel insurance policy could prevent an emergency from turning into a major disaster. “Understanding the basics of buying travel insurance is the best way to find a travel insurance policy,” says Sarah Byrne, Marketing Manager at, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance. Follow Squaremouth’s advice to avoid buying the [...]


The hidden costs of travel insurance

By at 24 October, 2011, 12:20 am

Choosing the perfect holiday takes time. When you book online, some travel sites can offer you pages and pages of added extras to help you plan your break. And with some companies, if you’re not careful, you could end up paying for more than you expected. By auto-ticking a little box, they add travel insurance [...]