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...

From the Comments

December 6, 2017
We’re privileged to have some really interesting and informed commenters here, and the discussion can get lively (but always  civil!). But we also get some …. well, unusual feedback, such as this one from...

From the mailbag: No Choice Health Insurance

December 1, 2017
So, received this in email this morning: “Hello, my family and I are looking into health insurance assistance. One of our concerns about it is that we are looking for PPO plan and not...

New News from the Herr Gruber Department

November 21, 2017
Thanks to our good friend Rich Weinstein, we have new video from Jonathan Gruber in the run-up to last year’s elections: Pull quote: “Not only is Obamacare a great law, and successful, but it...
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