LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan insurers would have to give annual estimates of the federal health care law's impact on customers' premiums under legislation approved in the state House. The Republican-backed bill passed 67-42 today now heads to the Senate, where it won't be taken up until next year. Supporters say people deserve to know the law's ramifications. GOP Representative Mike Shirkey of Clark Lake also wants to insulate insurers from being blamed for premium increases.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials say someone may have improperly obtained Social Security numbers and other personal data on up to 8,500 people getting unemployment benefits in the state. The state said today that JPMorgan Chase notified Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency that the personal "may have been viewed by an unauthorized party on the bank's servers."
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says it has balanced its budget for the first time in five years. Orchestra officials released the financial report today for the 2012 through 2013 season, which ended in August. It says that's the first balanced budget since 2007.
MARILLA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in northern Michigan say a couple were killed in a fire that destroyed their 120-year-old farm house. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the fire was reported about 10:10 a.m. yesterday in Manistee County's Marilla Township, about 25 miles southwest of Traverse City. Authorities say that fire crews found the bodies of 62-year-olds Christine and David Nagy in the rubble of their home.
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