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Insurance Companies Recalibrating the Risk of Wildfires — and Dropping Some Clients

Press-Banner (07/18/18) Dwire, Patrick The California Public Utilities Commission in January adopted a statewide Fire Threat Map to spur the implementation of new fire prevention rules for utility companies. Nancy Kincaid at the California Department...

As Hurricane Season Arrives, U.S. Homeowners Haven’t Fixed Their Big Underinsurance Problem

Wall Street Journal (07/19/18) P. A4 Friedman, Nicole; Scism, Leslie; Jones, Coulter Regulators, trade groups, and government data reveal that despite the widespread lack of full insurance coverage highlighted by last year’s hurricanes...

Insurance Commissioner Dings Kaiser for Overbilling in Cowlitz, Clark Counties

Longview Daily News (WA) (07/19/18) Hale, Zack On July 18, Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler fined Kaiser Health Plan of the Northwest $10,000 for improperly billing 32 patients in Cowlitz and Clark counties for preventive lung...

ETFs Unlikely to Cause Widespread Market Disruptions, Research Shows

Wall Street Journal (07/18/18) Loder, Asjylyn Investors pulling money out of index-tracking strategies may have accounted for as much as a third of the S&P 500’s nearly 3.8 percent decline on Feb. 8, but money moving into and out of...

Insurance Commissioner Dings Kaiser for Overbilling in Cowlitz, Clark Counties

Longview Daily News (WA) (07/19/18) Hale, Zack On July 18, Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler fined Kaiser Health Plan of the Northwest $10,000 for improperly billing 32 patients in Cowlitz and Clark counties for preventive lung...

Three Arrested, One Sought in Staged Slip-and-Fall Accident Ring in South Georgia

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (07/18/18) Habersham, Raisa The Georgia Office of Insurance Commissioner reports that Thomasville residents Germain Baynard, Ryan Law, and Demetrius Lee face felony charges for allegedly participating in a staged...

ETFs Unlikely to Cause Widespread Market Disruptions, Research Shows

Wall Street Journal (07/18/18) Loder, Asjylyn Investors pulling money out of index-tracking strategies may have accounted for as much as a third of the S&P 500’s nearly 3.8 percent decline on Feb. 8, but money moving into and out of...

As Hurricane Season Arrives, U.S. Homeowners Haven’t Fixed Their Big Underinsurance Problem

Wall Street Journal (07/19/18) P. A4 Friedman, Nicole; Scism, Leslie; Jones, Coulter Regulators, trade groups, and government data reveal that despite the widespread lack of full insurance coverage highlighted by last year’s hurricanes...

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Weslaco

McAllen Monitor (TX) (07/18/18) Garcia, Cristina M. In Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency opened a new Disaster Recovery Center at the Weslaco Business, Visitor, and Event Center on July 17. The recovery center will facilitate the...

Judge Orders Revoked Insurance Agent to Return $1 Million She Pocketed from Hermit’s Estate

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (07/18/18) Spivak, Cary Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Marshall Murray has ordered Blanche Berenzweig, an ex-insurance agent, to return the more than $1 million in annuity money she took from the estate of a 92-year-old...