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Added: March 15, 2019, 12:00 am
For busy claims adjusters and administrators handling medical claims and disputes, efficiency is king, and every second is crucial when sifting through a log of documents to make sense of the relevant facts in their case. Gathering the necessary documentation …
Added: March 14, 2019, 12:36 pm
When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries’ computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. “We were looking at the network, and I noticed it, and another guy noticed it. We’re looking …
Added: March 14, 2019, 12:05 pm
The first concrete evidence of a possible link between two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes came from space. A new satellite network capable of tracking planes in high fidelity across the globe captured the flight path of the Boeing Co. …
Added: March 14, 2019, 11:02 am
RENO, Nev. — The state of Nevada is asking a federal appeals court to order the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked to a site near Las Vegas last year until the court decides whether the …
Added: March 14, 2019, 10:45 am
RALEIGH, N.C. — With smartphones now ever-present, North Carolina lawmakers are revisiting distracted driving laws and on Tuesday advanced a prohibition on hand-held cellphone use they say will reduce accidents and potentially rein in insurance rates. The House Transportation Committee …
Added: March 14, 2019, 12:00 am
Preliminary research indicates that the legalization of recreational marijuana in 10 states has increased accident rates, the Insurance Information Institute said Wednesday. The group cited an October 2018 study by the Highway Loss Data Institute that shows collision claim frequency …
Added: March 14, 2019, 12:00 am
A volunteer fire chief in North Carolina was ordered to repay $23,000 that he took form insurance carriers after filing fraudulent claims for fire department equipment, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s office said. Kenan Wayne Kearney of Four Oaks, pleaded guilty …
Added: March 13, 2019, 7:29 pm
Technology companies anxious to expand their market share in insurance sector announced this week the launch of products that will alert carriers of unsafe driving habits, expedite payments to small business owners whose operations are interrupted by earthquakes, and use …
Added: March 13, 2019, 12:25 pm
PARADISE, Calif. — As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: Little is known about toxic chemicals released when a whole town burns and the …
Added: March 13, 2019, 12:10 pm
An investigation into fierce wildfires that swept Northern California’s wine country in 2017, killing 46 people, found no basis to criminally charge PG&E, the utility whose power lines helped spark the conflagration, prosecutors said on Monday. The decision, which leaves …

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