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California Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Exploring Blockchain, Behavioral Science
One wouldn’t normally associate blockchain with workers’ compensation, two completely different industries that seem worlds apart. But as it turns out, the technology is of value to at least one very important entity in the space. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 6:18 PM
Colorado Hailstorm Carries $169M Insurance Price Tag
Thousands of Fountain and Colorado Springs, Colo. area residents have spent the past week cleaning up and meeting with insurance adjusters after an unusual early morning June 13 storm pounded vehicles and roofs golf and baseball-sized hail. The storm caused …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 6:10 PM
Alaska Marijuana Regulators to Discuss Onsite Use
Alaska regulators are set to discuss proposed rules for allowing onsite consumption of marijuana at certain shops in August. Regulators have gone back and forth on onsite use, adopting rules in late 2015 to allow people to use marijuana at …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 3:22 PM
How Insurance Plans Contribute to Opioid Epidemic: Johns Hopkins Study
Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Bloomberg School researchers examined major insurers’ …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 3:10 PM
Motorcyclist Hit by Police SUV in California to Get $12M
Officials in Oakland, Calif. have agreed to pay $12 million to a motorcyclist who lost a leg and was badly hurt when struck by a police vehicle that allegedly ran a red light. The East Bay Times reported that the …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 3:09 PM
Phillies Fan Injured by Flying Hot Dog Launched by Phanatic
It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 3:04 PM
Tropical Weather System Drenches South Texas, Flooding Reported
The entire Texas coastline has been drenched this week with heavy rains resulting in flooding in many areas with several cities reporting rainfall totals in excess of 12 inches. The Insurance Council of Texas is issuing a reminder that record …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 3:02 PM
Police Say Uber Driver Was Streaming Hulu Before Self-Driving Car Crash in Arizona
Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the “safety” driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 2:53 PM
Most Global Organizations Fail to Learn from Cyber Mistakes: WTW Survey
A majority of executives around the world feel their organizations can do better when it comes to learning from their past cyber mistakes, according to the results of a global survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Willis …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 2:29 PM
Federal Judge Rules Against Consumer Financial Bureau Structure
A federal judge in New York ruled on Thursday that the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, forbidding the agency from suing a company that advances money to people awaiting settlement payouts. The decision by U.S. …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 1:42 PM

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New Florida hurricane insurance option to be deductible- and inspection-free

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Coverage has always been important to homeowners as it is regularly threatened by the storms. A new Florida hurricane insurance option is being launched to make claims more straightforward for property owners. Millions of homeowners in the state are used to the time and expense still required after a claim. Standard Florida hurricane insurance requires a homeowner to have to pay a deductable when a claim is made for storm damage. In many cases, that deductible is high that the customer ends up paying the entire repair cost. For many…

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POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 8:00 AM
Auto insurance customer satisfaction reaches new record, says J.D. Power

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Considerable improvements to policyholder support and services have made the difference. Auto insurance customer satisfaction has reached an all time high, says a new J.D. Power study. The J.D. Power 2018 Auto Insurance Study said there were a number of improvements that led to this positive result. Insurance companies are starting to find their balance with customer interaction, said the study. The study results showed the difference was made by improvements in billing and payments, digital interactions, and offerings. The auto insurance customer satisfaction is improving due to a better…

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POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 8:00 AM
California home insurance is harder to get with each new climate-related disaster

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Insurers take wildfires, high tide flooding and other issues into consideration before selling a policy. California home insurance is becoming increasingly challenging to find for many homeowners affected by climate-related disasters. Insurers are using climate science to estimate the risk associated with a property when it comes to a number of different perils. Insurers are no longer assuming that homes that were once in low-risk areas continue to be so. The last few years have shown that homes never affected by climate-related disasters are not immune to those events. High…

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POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 8:00 AM
The 4th Annual Creative + Investor Shark Attack to be Held at The Ivy of Buckhead on June 21 in Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA, June 19, 2018 –(PR.com)– Ball of Fire Media presents Ritz Group’s 4th Annual Creative + Investor Shark Attack at The Ivy in Buckhead, sponsored by Kugarand Capital Holdings. The June 21st event includes both an educational and social forum to connect, learn and grow with a workshop: How to Package Your Film for Funding, so content creators can bring their stories to life while putting Georgia talent to work, leveraging the infrastructure that has made Georgia the #1 state for filmmaking. With at-capacity crowds expected again, the capstone…

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POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 12:30 PM
Wilkes-Barre tornado victims get helpful tips and advice from Allstate

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The insurer reached out to residents of the township to offer them safety and coverage tips. Allstate issued some important advice to those affected by the Wilkes-Barre tornado last week. It reminded customers that their safety should come before anything else when returning home. Homeowners may be keen to assess possible damage, but Allstate reminds them to be cautious. The Wilkes-Barre tornado caused notable damage to the township. That said, the Allstate report reminds customers that when they return home, the damage may create unexpected dangers. Therefore, homeowners should first…

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POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 8:00 AM
Take Command Health Unveils Free, First-of-Its-Kind QSEHRA Guide for Small Businesses

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Dallas, TX, June 18, 2018 –(PR.com)– Take Command Health, a health technology startup, has released a free guide for small business owners on a new tax-advantaged health insurance tool that most small business owners haven’t heard of, making it the first-ever comprehensive QSEHRA guide in the industry. “The mechanics of the small business HRA are simple, but when it comes to deciphering tax codes and making sense of insurance jargon, it’s not as easy as it should be,” shares Take Command Health co-founder, Jack Hooper. “That’s where our QSEHRA Guide…

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POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 3:00 AM
Colorado health insurance will continue to protect those with pre-existing conditions

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As Americans across the country return to struggling for coverage, Coloradans will be spared. Colorado health insurance will maintain its coverage of individuals with pre-existing conditions, despite the Trump administration’s recent moves. The president shocked the health care industry earlier this month when the Department of Justice announced it wouldn’t be defending certain central components in the Affordable Care Act. This announcement may mean that Americans with pre-existing conditions could once again lose coverage. That said, Colorado health insurance law will make certain that residents of the state will continue…

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POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 8:00 AM
Allstate Drivewise app works to reduce teen distracted driving

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Adolescent drivers have a fatal crash rate per mile driven nearly three times greater than that of adults. In the hopes of reducing the risks associated with teen distracted driving, the Allstate Drivewise app is aimed at keeping focus on the road. The fatal crash risks among adolescent drivers are significantly higher than they are among adult motorists. Allstate Insurance is hoping to reduce the impact of “The 100 Deadliest Days” that happen each year. Among 16 to 19 year olds, the fatal crash rate per mile drive is almost…

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POSTED JUNE 15, 2018 8:00 AM
IVI: An Open-Source Approach Will Drive Healthcare Value Assessment 2.0

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Washington, DC, June 14, 2018 –(PR.com)– Measuring value in healthcare, which traditionally takes the perspective of a single payer managing population health and costs, needs to evolve to include diverse perspectives and provide relevant and actionable information on value to healthcare decision makers, according to a new article published today in the Journal of Clinical Pathways. “To successfully deliver value-based care, all healthcare decision makers need actionable data on treatment value at their fingertips – data that are relevant to their own context and reflect their own perspective on what…

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POSTED JUNE 14, 2018 10:42 PM
Early Trends on New York’s Paid Family Leave

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Garden City, NY, June 14, 2018 –(PR.com)– Almost 27% of Paid Family Leave bonding claims were from fathers using New York’s Paid Family Leave to bond with their new baby. This finding is based on ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company’s (“ShelterPoint Life”) claim data, which is also available in an infographic on paternity leave, released to the public today. ShelterPoint Life is New York’s largest statutory disability insurance (DBL)(1) and now Paid Family Leave insurance carrier. ShelterPoint Life assembled claims data encompassing bonding leave since the New York Paid Family Leave…

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POSTED JUNE 14, 2018 1:45 PM

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