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Bummer about your medical emergency, but your claim is denied because you didn’t call in advance

September 24, 2018 |

Of the many dubious reasons insurers use for denying claims, one of the most bizarre is telling a patient they neglected to obtain prior approval for treatment in the midst of a medical emergency.

Because, of course, the first thing most people think of in a life-or-death situation is phoning some…


L.A. Times – Business

After years of dramatic increases, rents are finally showing signs of slowing

September 23, 2018 |

After a remarkable run-up in housing costs that has crimped budgets, forced families from their neighborhoods and contributed to homelessness, it appears rent growth is slowing in Southern California and across the nation.

Experts attribute the tapering in part to an increase in new apartment buildings…


L.A. Times – Business

Theme parks find new ways to scare up money from Halloween fans

September 23, 2018 |

In years past, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Halloween celebration isolated the monsters and ghouls to certain areas of the amusement park while keeping other parts, such as the kid-centric Bugs Bunny World, as a scare-free sanctuary for parkgoers who wanted no part of what the park calls Fright…


L.A. Times – Business

What to consider when you’re deciding whether to sell and move for better schools

September 23, 2018 |

Dear Liz: I’m 47, married, with one child in private elementary school because the public school option for our neighborhood is not good. We earn a combined $ 260,000 per year. (We know we’re fortunate, as we come from lower-income circumstances). I’ve eliminated all of my credit card debt and owe…


L.A. Times – Business