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Weekly Brief – Insurance Drones Help After Hurricane Harvey in Aftermath + more stories

By: Kevin Jessop Date: August 31, 2017

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Insurance drones expected to play a major role in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

businessinsider | August 31, 2017

 

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Property insurance firms like State Farm and Allstate are preparing to use drones to inspect commercial and residential properties i

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Google and Uber alums have created a doctor’s office that’s like an Apple Store meets ‘Westworld’ — and it’s expanding nationwide

businessinsider | August 31, 2017

 

Forward Forward, a futuristic take on the popular concierge medical practice model, has raised $100 million and is expanding nationwide, BuzzFeed News has learned. Launched in January, Forward is the product of several dozen veterans of Google, Faceb

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A group of Democratic and Republican governors just released their plan to fix Obamacare

businessinsider | August 31, 2017

 

Eight governors from across the US on Thursday unveiled a plan to fix the Affordable Care Act. A letter from two Republican governors — John Kasich of Ohio and Brian Sandoval of Nevada — five Democrats, and one independent

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Pension, Health Insurance Costs Stand To Cripple Hawaii’s Financial Future

forbes | August 31, 2017

 

BY KELI’I AKINA — Increased health insurance costs stand to cripple Hawaii’s financial future because they are integrally linked to increases in the state’s already considerable unfunded pension liabilities.

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Crop insurance program could save billions, auditors say – USA TODAY

usatoday | August 31, 2017

 

Crop insurance program could save billions, auditors say – The U.S. Department of Agriculture could save hundreds of millions of dollars a year by reducing the expected profits of private crop insurance companies

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Hurricane Harvey Shows How Bad Flood Insurance Is in the U.S.

fortune | August 31, 2017

 

Over 50 inches of rain has fallen in less than a week in Houston–which exceeds the city’s annual average–and southwest Louisiana was shared in the deluge to a lesser extent. Hurricane Harvey is expected to finally weaken Wednesday night, but alread

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In Storm-Tossed Houston Area, Most Homeowners Lack Flood Insurance

npr | August 31, 2017

 

Congress is widely expected to approve billions in aid for flood-stricken areas, but it may take a while to hit its targets.(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

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Wells Fargo finds 1.4 million more fake accounts than originally discovered (WFC)

businessinsider | August 31, 2017

 

REUTERS/Noah BergerWells Fargo & Co will refund more customers for charges they should not have incurred after expanding its review of improper sales practices, the third-largest U.S. bank said on Thursday. Wells will return $2.8 million to 1.4 milli

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