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Weekly Brief – Solar eclipse creates employee safety risks + more stories

By: Kevin Jessop Date: August 17, 2017

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Solar eclipse creates employee safety risks – Business Insurance

businessinsurance | August 17, 2017

Business InsuranceSolar eclipse creates employee safety risksBusiness Insurance“An employer should provide ISO 12312-2 compliant viewing glasses if they are encouraging or hosting a viewing party,” Amy K. Harper, Journey to Safety Excellence

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9 solar eclipse safety tips & risk concerns you need to know for Aug. 21

propertycasualty360 | August 17, 2017

The United States will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918, on Monday, August 21.

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What are drones good for? Common commercial applications of drones in agriculture, business and the military (AMZN)

businessinsider | August 17, 2017

Facebook Considered to be one of the most resourceful and multipurpose innovations of the century, drones have managed to perforate numerous segments of the global economic sphere. Having uses in fields ranging from filmmaking to farming, drones have

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Obamacare Startup Oscar Posts $57.6 Million First-Half Loss

bloomberg | August 17, 2017

Oscar Insurance Corp., the health-insurance startup focused on selling Obamacare plans, posted a smaller first-half loss than a year earlier, according to state regulatory filings.

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NAIC data security model law a mixed bag for insurers

businessinsurance | August 17, 2017

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Insurance Data Security Model Law will promote more rigorous cyber risk management practices in the U.S. insurance market but also add to insurers’ compliance costs and penalty risks, Fitch Rat

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Doctors, Not Insurance Companies, Should Take Medical Decisions

newsweek | August 17, 2017

Insurers are refusing to cover prescribed treatments, even when patients have paid their premiums.

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The Apple Watch may be coming to Aetna’s 23 million members as a free or discounted perk (AAPL, AET)

businessinsider | August 17, 2017

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple and health insurer Aetna are reportedly in talks to bring the Apple Watch to Aetna’s 23 million members as a

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NotPetya Ransomware Attack Cost Shipping Giant Maersk Over $200 Million

forbes | August 17, 2017

Though the actual ransom demands can sometimes be quite low, the real costs a business incurs after a ransomware attack can be staggering.

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