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New AIG Cyber Model to Evaluate, Score Client Cyber Risk
American International Group, Inc. has launched a new cyber benchmarking model that quantifies and scores client cyber risk. The AIG model evaluates a client’s cyber security maturity against 10 common attack patterns across 11 commonly used technology devices. The model …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:56 PM
Arkansas Medical Board OKs Draft Regulations Aimed at Curbing Opioid Abuse
The Arkansas State Medical Board has approved draft regulations aimed at reducing opioid abuse. The board unanimously voted in favor of the regulations on Dec. 7. The requirements are based on guidelines issued last year by the federal Centers for …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:34 PM
5 Sentenced in Ohio for Insurance Fraud
The Ohio Department of Insurance reported that five people were recently sentenced for insurance-related crimes following investigations by the department. Clermont County/Shandell Thomas and Aaron Thomas In October, Shandell Thomas, of Cincinnati, was sentenced in court to five years of …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:18 PM
Texas Workers’ Comp Commissioner: Post-Harvey Deadline Extensions to End in January
The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued a bulletin announcing a date for the end of extensions for workers’ comp deadlines and procedures related to Hurricane Harvey. Due to gubernatorial disaster proclamations issued after Hurricane …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:12 PM
Safety Group Says GM’s In-Car Shopping App Encourages Distracted Driving
A new in-car application from General Motors Co. that lets drivers order coffee and browse for hotels while behind the wheel has been met with outcry from a prominent safety group. The app, dubbed Marketplace, allows drivers to browse deals …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:08 PM
Special Reuters Report: The High Cost of Building in High Flood Risk Areas
When Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of water rolling into this small community about 35 miles north of Houston, Alfredo Becerra had to flee his modest 1,500-square-foot house. Muddy floodwater submerged the furniture and ruined carpet inside the construction worker’s …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 5:00 PM
Woman Wounded in Las Vegas Shooting Drops ‘Bump Stock’ Maker from Suit
The maker of a rapid-fire gun accessory that police say was used in the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 people and left hundreds injured at an open-air concert on the Las Vegas Strip has been removed from a …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 3:51 PM
Small Quake Confirmed in Central Alaska
A magnitude 3.3 earthquake has hit central Alaska, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center reported that the earthquake struck at 3:28 a.m. Sunday and its epicenter was 30 miles southwest of Manley Hot Springs, which has fewer than 100 …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 3:46 PM
California Opens Online System to License New Marijuana Businesses
California has began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state’s legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone for the emerging market. After months in development, an online system launched and will allow retailers, distributors and testing …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 3:44 PM
California Commissioner Wants Halt to Moratoriums in Wildfire Areas
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has issued a formal notice to insurers directing them to cease any and all moratoriums on auto insurance and reminding them that California law prohibits the practice. Jones issued the notice in response to insurers …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2017 3:33 PM

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