Articles by Marc Levy

Pennsylvania Says It Busted Up Fraudulent License Plate Ring

Pennsylvania’s attorney general’s office on Wednesday charged a dozen people as part of an organized crime ring that it said had made millions of dollars renting out fraudulently obtained license plates, primarily in New York City. The people who rented …

Two Ex-Penn State Officials Plead Guilty in Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach …

Pennsylvania Sues IBM Over $170M Jobless Claims Contract

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration sued International Business Machines Corp. on Thursday, saying the company failed to deliver on a 2006 contract to replace an outdated system of processing unemployment claims. The lawsuit said the technology and consulting giant was …

Penn. Withdraws Its Healthcare Marketplace Plan After Supreme Court Ruling

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Thursday that it will withdraw its application to take over some functions of the insurance marketplace created under the 2010 federal health care law now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the law’s …

Penn. Healthcare Marketplace Plan Strictly a Contingency: Gov.’s Office

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration will pull the plug on its effort to start running the insurance marketplace created by the 2010 health care law if the U.S. Supreme Court allows federal health insurance subsidies to keep flowing to hundreds …

Health Insurers Ask Pennsylvania Regulators for Big Rate Hikes

A national upswing of health insurance rates is coming to Pennsylvania, and that could mean bigger-than-expected cost increases next year for at least a couple hundred thousand Pennsylvanians who bought insurance in the marketplace created by the 2010 federal health …

Penn. Gov. Wolf Seeks State Authority Over Health Insurance Marketplace

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Tuesday it has formally applied to take over the operation of Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace as the Democrat seeks a bulwark against the potential loss of health insurance subsidies for hundreds of thousands of …

Lyft Gets Pennsylvania Regulatory Nod, Except in Philadelphia

Ride-sharing service Lyft received regulatory approval on Dec. 18 to operate for two years everywhere in Pennsylvania except for Philadelphia, giving it 30 days to accept conditions required by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The utility commissioners voted 4-1 to …

Pennsylvania River Towns Facing Rising Flood Insurance Rates

Jeff King had put his house in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., up for sale for $90,000 last year, put off by the city’s struggles with crime and the desire for a better school district for his four children, when he got a …

In Penn., ACA Exchange Sign-Ups Top 100K Mark as Website Troubles Subside

More than 123,000 Pennsylvanians have selected an insurance plan under the new federal health care law as troubles with the gateway website have subsided, the U.S. government said Wednesday, although tens of thousands more who might be eligible for Medicaid …