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Maine more than 2 degrees warmer since first Earth Day

New research shows that Maine’s average temperature has risen more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the first Earth Day was celebrated 44 years ago today on April 22,...

Veto likely for last Medicaid expansion effort

Gov. Paul LePage is likely to veto the Maine Legislature’s last effort to expand Medicaid in Maine, which was passed in both chambers on Thursday night.

Chalmers Insurance buys Norway insurance company

Chalmers Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency based in Bridgton, has purchased Goodwin’s Inc. Insurance of Norway for an undisclosed price.

Cross Insurance acquires R.I. agency

Bangor-based Cross Insurance has acquired Troy, Pires & Allen Insurance, an agency based in East Providence, R.I., that specializes in personal and business insurance coverage.

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Insurance is a paradox — it's something you are glad to have but never really want to use. This means you are paying monthly or annual premiums for a product that you will only...

Harvard Pilgrim plans ACA exchange offerings for 2015

The Massachusetts-based nonprofit insurance carrier Harvard Pilgrim Health Care plans to be the third insurer to offer plans on Maine’s federally run health care exchange in...

Cross Insurance CEO Royce Cross builds on his father's legacy

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Shortly before midnight on Dec. 31, Royce Cross, president and CEO of the Bangor-based Cross Insurance, signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Willis of Northern New England Inc.

State approves 7.7% workers’ comp decrease

The state’s Bureau of Insurance approved a lower loss cost for workers’ compensation insurers, a move the bureau said stands to reduce premiums by 7.7%, saving employers...

Workers’ comp rate to drop nearly 8%

Workers’ compensation insurance costs are expected to drop for Maine employers by an average of 7.7% this year, which would save employers insured through the commercial market a...

Cross Insurance acquires Mass. agency

Cross Insurance has acquired Massachusetts-based insurer The Driscoll Agency, its third acquisition in the past two months. Cross did not disclose the terms of the deal.