Former jail administrator paid $65,000 in settlement

CNJ staff Another insurance settlement paid out on behalf of Curry County that wasn’t made public was some $65,000 to former jail Administrator Lois Bean. County Attorney Stephen Doerr confirmed the settlement on Thursday during questioning about a $450,000 settlement paid a Clovis man for mistreatment while being held in the jail’s juvenile facility. Bean […]

Pyle elected to third term on insurance board

CNJ staff Curry County Manager Lance Pyle was elected Wednesday to serve a third term on the New Mexico Insurance Authority Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors. The board is comprised of eight members representing 31 of the state’s 33 counties. On the board since 2007, Pyle represents Curry, Eddy, Grant, San Miguel and Valencia Counties, […]

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Police, Docview partnering The Clovis Police Department is partnering with Docview for online processing of crash reports. Insurance companies and law firms representing citizens involved in the accidents can now purchase the crash reports at docview.us.com by paying a convenience fee. Citizens who do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still pick up […]

Press release: Traffic accident reports now available online

On Friday, March 11, 2011, the Clovis Police Department entered into an agreement with DOCVIEW, LLC to place traffic accident reports On-Line. The Docview.us.com Accident Report System was selected to serve as our traffic accident insurance and citizen request technology. What is Docview.us.com? It is an Internet based application that was developed to help law […]

Grant Mcgee: Insurance job was ‘divine’ calling

Grant McGee The Lord wanted me to have a job one time. Let me explain. Years ago I needed more money for my growing family. So I moseyed on down to the state employment commission to find a job that would bring in wheelbarrows full of cash. “The Lord said you were coming. He has […]

Insurance coverages vary for home-based businesses

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Insurance needs for a home-based business are not as different from a storefront business. However, there are areas that home-based business owners may overlook when considering insurance coverage. Many homeowner insurance policies will not automatically cover a home-based business. In fact, by operating a business in the home it can render a home […]

Insurance agencies classify hailstorm as ‘catastrophic’

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Michael Lawson, a State Farm insurance adjuster from Ft. Worth, Texas, examines the hood of a vehicle Wednesday afternoon at a mobile claims center in the Lowe’s parking lot on North Prince Street. Sharna Johnson A hailstorm that moved through the area in a span of about 30 minutes more […]

Influencing TRICARE option barred

Civilian employers of military retirees once again can offer a TRICARE supplemental plan with their cafeteria-style health insurance options so that workers who elect to use their TRICARE Standard benefit can buy coverage conveniently and with pre-taxed dollars. The change took effect June 18 under a final rule published by the Department of Defense that […]

VA officials cutting insurance premiums

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced April 29 that military personnel insuring their families under the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will have reduced out-of-pocket expenses beginning July 1. “VA (officials hope) these reductions will allow more military personnel to obtain affordable life insurance coverage for their […]

New Mexico businesses to be notified of health insurance tax credits

Washington, DC – This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin sending postcards to 25,709 businesses in New Mexico to notify them of the benefits of the small business health insurance tax credit, which was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in March. View the postcard. “Small businesses […]

Press Release: Public Regulation Commission hosting insurance meeting in Clovis

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (Commission) encourages Clovis-area residents to attend a public comment hearing regarding Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico’s (BCBSNM) insurance rate increases. The hearing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 19 at Clovis City Hall, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. The public […]

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Bingaman talks health insurance reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about health insurance reform legislation being debated in Congress. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

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Nurse shortage overshadows health debate

Freedom New Mexico While the president and Congress bicker over private insurance and tax funding in Washington, the question of who will provide our nation’s health care has a more direct, and important, meaning. A growing shortage of doctors and nurses already affects many Americans’ ability to get the care they need. The Robert Wood […]

Health insurance not an entitlement

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I am fond of affordability. That extends to insurance.My home, car, health and sometimes travel insurance would at their best be something I can well afford. But then this is so with whatever it is that I am in the market for — shoes, food, furniture, electronics, etc. […]

Bingaman highlights benefits of health insurance reform bill for New Mexicans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today pointed to the many provisions in the health insurance reform legislation that would benefit New Mexicans. In a speech on the Senate floor, Bingaman said the measure that merged the work of two Senate committees would help make health care more affordable for families and small businesses, and […]

Bingaman to chair hearing on insurance coverage

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will chair a hearing in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on insurance market reform.

Anti-cancer bills get new focus

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Activists are renewing their push for bills that target cancer screening and treatment in the wake of the death of Patty Jennings, the director of the New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool. Jennings, wife of Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, died this weekend after battling breast cancer. She was […]

Editorial: Child insurance program only proves costly

The great American journalist H.L. Mencken tried to tell us, way back in 1920: “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” That’s a pretty good characterization of the $115 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as SCHIP, that President Obama signed earlier […]