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Public safety officials push for new radio system

...system in-house, James said, the city could improve its Insurance Services Office rating, which could help lower insurance premiums in the area. One criteria in the rating calls for a indicator to be placed in the 911 Call Center to alert officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-01/public-safety-official
Wind-pool rates to increase

...will see a 35 percent increase, the department noted, adding that choosing higher deductibles should result in lower insurance premiums. The wind pool - also known as the South Carolina Wind and Hail Underwriting Association - is a state-run...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/31/met_137769.shtml
Metro
Fitness goal of fire, police programs

...financial incentives to stay in shape.Deputies at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, for example, pay a lower insurance premium based on their level of health.North Augusta public safety officers are given an annual physical to test their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-07-24/fitness-goal-fire-police-prog
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Check, credit cards can help teach good spending behavior

...cards also can help us: - be able to rent an apartment - qualify for better interest rates on loans - receive lower insurance premiums - qualify for jobs (credit scores are being considered by some businesses when evaluating job candidates) Credit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/26/xtr_451420.shtml
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Company pitches steel in home construction

...is minimal, is 100 percent recyclable Discounts: Home owners often can have termite bonds waived and obtain lower insurance premiums Steel Cons Short-term costs: Steel, depending on price fluctuations, can be more expensive than lumber...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/11/bus_442432.shtml
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Program may aid older drivers

...discount on her insurance. Georgia law allows all drivers who take sanctioned driver improvement courses to receive lower insurance premiums. Mr. Butler said that the class started out as a "55 Alive" program exclusively for seniors but that it now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/08/met_418265.shtml
Metro
Column: It's time to press for the savings of consolidation

...of police protection will not be reduced. And, the changes in the fire department will increase coverage and lower insurance premiums in the former unincorporated area. While the report found positions that were not being used to their maximum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/15/op_253465.shtml
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Across Georgia

...department improved its fire protection ratings after an October inspection, meaning city home-owners can expect lower insurance premiums. The ratings are determined by the Insurance Services Office, a national authority on fire protection, on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/08/met_179526.shtml
Metro
Governor hopefuls differ in health care strategies

...much patients can sue their doctors or hospitals for errors. He signed it into law because, he said, it would lower insurance premiums for health providers so they could pass along the savings to patients. He signed a bill that allows insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/19/met_97232.shtml
Metro
Medical malpractice: Crisis or misdiagnosis?

...During the 1990s, malpractice insurers of this state decided to charge physicians and hospitals inappropriately low insurance premiums in an effort to capture a greater share of the premium-paying physician and hospital markets. Insurers charged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/27/op_360944.shtml
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