New state law in time for SC distributors, Georgia firework fans to celebrate July Fourth

...Development, said the first step is for the company to pay a $5,000 fee and apply for a state license through the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's office. "Once they have the state license, the company will apply for a business...

Ga. insurance exchange rates steady

ATLANTA -- Premiums in Georgia's insurance exchange showed only a slight increase in 2015, as compared with the South overall and the nation as a whole, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.

GA BCBS president talks breach, physician contracts, ACA

...million current and past customers. That would be almost 3 million in Georgia, said Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. Kendrick said he could not provide specific numbers but said there is no sign anyone...

Insurance scam warning issued

ATLANTA - Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning consumers of a life insurance scam involving unsolicited calls.Hudgens says scammers have...

How to file cold-related claims

ATLANTA - Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering Georgians tips on getting financial help if their property is damaged by...

School worker insurance cuts worry lawmakers

...first time are starting to question it,'' says John Palmer, a leader of the group Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Changes. The group, known by the acronym TRAGIC, helped push for changes in the state health plan last year...

State inspections find hazards in hospital elevators

...billing issue, the fees can be correctly paid and the elevators will be in full compliance."Jenkins said the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's office has 32 elevator inspectors statewide, but only one for an Augusta district...

Across Georgia

...to millions of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Geor gia consumers might have been compromised in a recent data breach.Georgia Insurance Com mis sioner Ralph Hudgens said Friday that 3.7 million Georgians might have been affected by a cyberattack on...

Reward offered for information after fire damages business, police department in Sparta

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is asking for the public's help with information about an early morning fire Wednesday in Sparta that...

Fireworks-related burns common during Fourth of July

...as 40 patients before the holiday period is over. "Our staff is expecting a surge."In a news release Monday, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urged people to use extreme caution when using fireworks at home. More...