Articles by David B. Caruso and Jennifer Peltz

Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance Fights Over Sandy Rage On

The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year’s storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for a similar fight, …

Sudden Collapse of Health Co-Op in N.Y. Leaves Doctors Owed Millions

The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama’s health care law is causing headaches in New York, especially for medical providers owed millions of dollars for treating the failed plan’s patients. More than 200,000 …

Shortchanged Sandy Victims Get More Flood Insurance Cash After Claims Review

Many people who complained a federal insurance program shortchanged them after Superstorm Sandy swamped their homes are getting some validation three years later in the form of cash. A Federal Emergency Management Agency review launched in the spring has been …

Uncertainty Reigns Over Future of 9/11 Health Programs

Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next year, meaning a new round of uncertainty for people exposed to the toxic dust that fell …

Long Island Engineering Firm Raided in Sandy Investigation

The New York attorney general’s office executed a search warrant Wednesday at a Long Island engineering firm that has been accused in civil lawsuits of submitting bogus inspection reports on homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Investigators worked throughout the day …

Insurers Dogged by Claims of Slanted Sandy Reports

When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work. Their assignment: Find out how much damage to policyholders’ homes was caused …

Hospitals Improvise on Safety to Treat Ebola Patients

What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital? Over the past few months, U.S. medical centers have spent millions of dollars putting together a plan to treat patients with the scary, but extremely rare disease. To a large extent, it …

Ebola: NYC Had Jump-Start, Dallas Had to Learn Fast

The contrast in handling two Ebola diagnoses in New York and Dallas highlights how differently U.S. cities and hospitals prepare for health emergencies. “The lesson I would take from New York is you have to practice,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, a …

FEMA Wants at Least $5.8M in Superstorm Sandy Aid Repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane’s victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. The Federal …

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 …