Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is calling on the insurance industry to end its use of credit scoring in auto, property, renters and life insurance, citing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and calls to end institutional racial discrimination.
A U.S. senator said he was hoping for bipartisan support in Congress for mandatory rules on masks for air travel after the head of the Federal Aviation Administration again resisted calls for a mandate.
A first-of-its-kind study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency shows that modern building codes are averting $1 billion a year in structural damage in California and Florida, the nation's most disaster-prone states.
Hurricane forecast models got an upgrade this year, thanks to new satellite data. For the first time, GOES-16 (GOES-East) and GOES-17 (GOES-West) data are being fed into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's computer model used to forecast the track and intensity of tropical cyclones.