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For many transgender people in Massachusetts, insurance providers stand in the way of their gender transition

For many transgender people in Massachusetts, insurance providers stand in the way of their gender transition

In response to a recent public records request, MuckRock received healthcare and health insurance-related complaints from the Massachusetts Division of Insurance and Attorney General’s Office. These complaints reveal that while gender-affirming treatment access in the state has progressed in recent years, policy barriers persist.

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Schools in Florida are spending thousands on active shooter insurance

Schools in Florida are spending thousands on active shooter insurance

High profile school shootings in recent years have offered enterprising insurance companies with a business opportunity - and burdened districts budgets with thousands of dollars in new expenses.

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Louisiana Department of Insurance complaints highlights growing problems in the bail and bounty industry

Louisiana Department of Insurance complaints highlights growing problems in the bail and bounty industry

Since 2009, the Louisiana Department of Insurance has recorded 247 complaints against bail enforcement agents, also called bounty hunters. The list of reasons given on the spreadsheet provided indicate that the wide range of problems that exist in an industry notoriously free of oversight, and range from abusive behavior to outright theft.

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From 1982 to 2016, FEMA paid $66 million in federal flood insurance payments to government entities

From 1982 to 2016, FEMA paid $66 million in federal flood insurance payments to government entities

A spreadsheet released to Brian Sparks shows that since 1982, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has paid out a little over $66 million in federal flood insurance to government entities. That’s about a third of the cost of a single MQ-9 Reaper drone.

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