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RMS Senior Director: Homeowners Market Poised to Tighten in Areas With Wildfire Risk

May 20, 2019 Chris Folkman, senior director, product management, RMS, said insurers are turning to modeling and mapping technologies to...

Cigna International President: Stress From Work, Family Drive Expanded Health Needs in Asia

May 20, 2019 Jason Sadler, president of international markets, Cigna, said results of a new survey demonstrate the need for expanded...

Governor Seeks California Individual Health Coverage Mandate

May 20, 2019 California Gov. Gavin Newsom took to the road recently to tout a package of health care initiatives, part of his “California For All” agenda. Chief...

Scor Director: Antibiotic Resistance, Vaccine Hesitancy Increase Pandemic Risk

May 17, 2019 Doris Azarcon, director, actuary at Scor, said a recent increase in measles and the frequency of secondary infections demonstrate...

Insurance Journal

Florida InsurTech HoneyQuote to Offer Technology Platform to Business Partners

May 20, 2019 Digital insurance agency HoneyQuote.com launched a new partnership program that allows businesses across industries to use HoneyQuote services...

Motorist Deaths Prompt Speed Limit Reduction on West Virginia Interstate

May 20, 2019 Speed limits have been reduced along a stretch of Interstate 77 in southern West Virginia where 12 motorists have died since 2016. The state Division...

New Orleans Council Backs Strong Short-Term Vacation Rental Limits

May 20, 2019 A ban on “whole home” short-term vacation rentals in residential areas of tourism-dependent New Orleans has won unanimous backing from the...

Tornadoes Rake Texas, Oklahoma, Plains

May 20, 2019 A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible...

Claims Journal

Blame it on Bieber: Iceland Canyon too Popular with Visitors

May 20, 2019 FJADRARGLJUFUR, Iceland — A large sign warns motorists that Iceland’s Fjadrargljufur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the...

U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Ruling Against Merck on Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug

May 20, 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Merck & Co – at least for now – by throwing out a lower court ruling that had...

Tornadoes and Baseball-Sized Hail Threaten Texas, Oklahoma

May 20, 2019 A powerful spring storm is bearing down on Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, flash floods and baseball-sized hail, the National Weather Service said. The...

Google Glass Finds a New Home at the Factory

May 20, 2019 Remember Google Glass? The vaunted debut of the company’s computerized eyewear six years ago was one of Silicon Valley’s more spectacular flops. Deemed too awkward and...