More Rocket Surgery from the MVNHS©

April 11, 2018
So, underscoring once again that (“free”) coverage ≠ care, the Brits’ Much Vaunted National Health System©, FoIB Sally Pipes tips us to this item: “Megan flew to Istanbul for private surgery late last year,...

From the P&C Files: AirBnB Issues

March 19, 2018
Several years ago, my daughters traveled to Vancouver (because reasons) and stayed in an AirBnB. What I most recall about the experience was that the hostess insisted upon “meeting” them on Skype and interviewing...

More Great News from the MVNHS©

March 2, 2018
Free health care rocks! Wait, what? The Much Vaunted National Health System© strikes again: “The conditions are so bad in U.K. hospitals that, in a letter to the nation’s government, 68 British emergency room...

From the Mailbag: A Toughie

February 5, 2018
This one seems to be a real poser: “I am hoping you can answer some questions I have. I’ve been looking at my marketplace application and it asks about dependents and whether or not...

More from Up North and Across the Pond

January 30, 2018
Perhaps you’ve heard the horrific story of the Canadian couple and their Caribbean Vacation from Hell: “Young couple contracts hookworms in feet at Punta Cana beach resort“ Well, turns out that the worms weren’t...

From the “You Can’t Make This Up” Department:

January 30, 2018
We already knew that fake people were being signed up for health “insurance” on the 404Care.gov site, so why am I not surprised to learn that: “Some 2015 HealthCare.gov Subsidy Applicants Were Dead“ Here’s...

From the Mailbag: Muddy P&C

January 18, 2018
Last week, FoIB Jeff M and I were chatting and the subject of the (horrific and now deadly) California mudslides came up. We wondered if (and/or how) one would be covered if one’s house...

Throw Momma From the Plan

January 16, 2018
Have you ever bought something that sounded sooooo good at the time but later regretted it? Perhaps that salesperson made it seem absolutely wonderful but neglected to tell you a few things. You know,...

From the P&C Files: Winter is here!

December 13, 2017
Our friend Emily J at PuroClean (“The Paramedics of Property Damage”) has some timely suggestions for IB readers: The Complete Guide to Winterizing your Home Now is the perfect time to prepare your home...

From the P&C Files: Is this big?

December 7, 2017
Because it seems big: “The accusation is the result of a department investigation that found that from 2008 to 2016, Wells Fargo customers were issued approximately 1,500 insurance policies and charged premiums without their...
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