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2012-07-11 23:01:45

Value-Engineered levee projects save cities and counties millions by avoiding FEMA-mandated insurance using ShoreGuard flood protection solutions. From coast to coast communities slash insurance premiums by upgrading levees and flood walls using Crane Material International's cost-effective, sustainable sheet piling. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 As recently reported in newspapers such as the Charleston, SC Post Courier and the San Francisco Examiner, the protection of communities...

2011-05-11 13:45:00

New Consumer Watchdog Report Finds Regulation Curbing Rate Hikes in Mass., Maine, New York and Other States WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Representative Jan Schakowsky, and Maine Superintendent of Insurance Mila Kofman said strong regulation is necessary to prevent excessive rate hikes and hold down costs under federal health reform. They appeared at a Consumer Watchdog briefing on Capitol Hill today. The nonprofit consumer advocacy...

2010-04-01 10:32:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health savings accounts (HSAs) are likely to play a minor part in savings for health care costs in retirement, according to a report issued today by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). That's because both statutory contribution limits and currently low interest rates constrain the amount HSAs are able to generate, compared with the large amount needed to pay for retiree health expenses. The report, in the April 2010...

2009-09-30 12:31:00

Studies of Tough Regs in California Show Strong Benefit for Both Consumers and Casualty Insurers in Stable Market SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The defeat of the so-called public insurance option in the Senate Finance Committee's version of health reform makes regulation of insurance premiums and copays even more critical, said Consumer Watchdog. If Americans are forced to buy private insurance policies under national health reform and nothing is done to...

2009-01-27 15:15:00

California's first-in-the-nation requirement that mileage be considered in annual premiums will benefit the environment, says NRDC SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today released a scorecard ranking California's Top 10 auto insurance companies on how well they reward motorists who drive fewer miles with lower premiums. "Pay As You Drive" (PAYD) insurance strives to directly tie insurance premiums to the number of miles driven. California is the only state...

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2005-06-08 15:00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Health insurance premiums will cost families and employers an extra $922 on average this year to cover the costs of caring for the uninsured, according to a report released Wednesday. With the added cost, the yearly premiums for a family with coverage through an employer will average $10,979 in 2005, said the report from consumer group Families USA. By 2010, the additional costs for the uninsured will be $1,502, and total premiums will hit $17,273. In 11 states, the...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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