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The director of the Idaho Department of Insurance said his agency advised Gov. Butch Otter to opt out of a new federally-funded high-risk health insurance pool for people with pre-existing medical conditions.  Director Bill Deal repeated statements by the governor’s office that the $24 million Idaho could receive for the fund during the next four years wouldn’t be enough to…

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter held a signing ceremony Tuesday for legislation that allows the Idaho Department of Insurance (DOI) to license bail bond agents.  The legislation was approved overwhelmingly in the Idaho House and Senate, with only one "no" vote on the floor.  During the signing ceremony, Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, said the legislation will improve on the current…

New federal health care legislation could be leading to a new health care scam, according to the Idaho Department of Insurance (DOI).  Other states are reporting consumer complaints of people posing as government insurance agents try to sell new insurance policies. “Idahoans should continue to use caution and common sense when making decisions about health insurance,” said Bill Deal, DOI…