New flood-risk maps indicate widely used federal maps may be giving property owners a false sense of security; legal experts caution business owners against relying on COVID-19 liability waivers, and more stories …Read Edition
Washington state's insurance commissioner wants to ban the use of credit scoring in some insurance lines. This year's wildfire season is expected to be highly active in Eastern Washington and more stories …Read Edition
Oregon could have trouble paying for wildfire response this year, a problem complicated by COVID-19. Ransomware attacks are spiking; voice-enabled fraud is hitting the insurance sector, and more stories in this week's issue …Read Edition
Though insurers feel optimistic about avoiding pandemic claims, they now face hurdles related to civil unrest across the country. Insurers and self-driving car makers disagree about the vehicles' life-saving potential. And more stories …Read Edition
Costs to insurers from widespread riots could be catastrophic. The novel coronavirus outbreak is affecting wildland firefighting, disaster recovery plans, agricultural workers and reinsurers …Read Edition
The novel coronavirus outbreak is hampering disaster-relief agencies and will likely disrupt the upcoming wildland firefighting season. In other news, profits for property-and-casualty insurers grew significantly last quarter …Read Edition
Washington's Office of the Insurance Commissioner said forcing insurers to pay coronavirus business interruption claims would create astronomical costs. In other news, wildfire season in Washington is expected to be severe …Read Edition
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