New Health Bill Could Allow Cheaper Plans, Fewer Benefits

GOP leaders released a modified draft of their legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare Thursday, hoping to win senators’ support with additional funding for combating opioids and a controversial measure that would allow insurance companies to sell plans that don’t comply with Obamacare consumer protections. If just three Republicans oppose the procedural motion planned for next… Read more »

Here’s How the Senate GOP Plan Would Change Health Care

Seven years after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, Republicans are trying to follow through on their promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. On March 6, Republican House leaders introduced their health plan, and Senate Republicans followed with their own bill on Thursday. Congress will need to reconcile differences in the two proposals before a… Read more »

CCIG Expands Employee Health Benefits Team 

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO., June 19, 2017 – CCIG, one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in Colorado, has expanded its employee health benefits department. The firm has hired Amy Greinke as an Insurance Advisor serving mid- and small businesses. Amy brings more than 15 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries to CCIG, with… Read more »

Maintaining Culture in a Growing Agency

We all remember those mentors who helped us decide on a direction in life — a teacher, a boss, a coworker, a spouse. Well, for CCIG founder and CEO Brook Mahoney, it was “a great professor at the University of Iowa who lured me into this business.” And so it was that Brook graduated with… Read more »

Hailstorm is costliest ever for Colorado

The hailstorm that pounded parts of Denver with golf ball and baseball-sized stones on May 8 will rank as the most expensive in state history, according to estimates from the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. The insurance industry trade group estimates that 150,000 auto insurance and 50,000 homeowners insurance claims will be filed, generating $1.4 billion in… Read more »

Severe hailstorm declared ‘claims catastrophe’

hailstorm claims

The hailstorm that swept through the Denver area and elsewhere in Colorado Monday was declared a “claims catastrophe” by insurers, good news for policyholders because doing so accelerates payment on storm-related damage claims. While claims were still rolling in, more than a dozen of the largest insurance companies that do business in Colorado had determined… Read more »

House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

The House on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering their promise to reshape American health care. The vote, 217­-213, on President Trump’s 105th day in office, keeps alive the Republican dream… Read more »

A breakthrough on construction defects reform

Lawmakers at the state Capitol say they have finally reached a compromise over a contentious construction defects reform bill that requires a majority of homeowners in a condominium complex — not just the homeowner association board — give consent to taking legal action against a builder for shoddy workmanship. Rep. Alec Garnett, D-Denver, a co-sponsor… Read more »