By Elisabeth Leamy September 26
Let’s say you live in the District and your nanny drives your kids to school. One day, while driving them, she runs a red light and is badly injured. Even though she caused the accident, she can bring a workers’ compensation claim against you to cover her medical bills and lost income.
Nationwide is searching for the most unusual pet-insurance claim of the year. The insurer has combed through its database of more than 600,000 insured pets to nominate 12 candidates for its annual “Hambone Award.”
The veterinary practice that treated this year’s winner will receive a $10,000 award...
Sep 08, 2017 | By Joshua Lorenz, Michael Monyok
Cybersecurity has taken center stage in the news recently, following several devastating attacks on local and foreign entities.However, while the risks may seem to be at an all-time high for companies looking to protect critical data, some industries are reluctant to adapt, rendering them vulnerable for future breaches.
Over the past decade, increased adoption of IT systems within the construction industry coupled with insufficient security protocols have created a perfect storm for cybercriminals looking for their next target. In fact, a recent Forrester survey revealed that more than 75% of respondents in the construction, engineering and infrastructure industries had experienced a cyberincident within the last 12 months.
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Why the Number of Coastal Homeowners with Flood Insurance Has Been Shrinking.
By Terry Spencer, Michael Kunzelman and Meghan Hoyer | September 7, 2017
Amanda Spartz nearly did not renew her home’s flood insurance policy after her first year in Florida. Two hurricanes came close to the Fort Lauderdale suburbs last year, but they didn’t hit and her home isn’t in a high-risk flood zone. She figured she could put the $450 annual premium, due next week, to another use.
Then Harvey hit Houston, its historic rains causing massive floods even in low-risk neighborhoods. Spartz, a business analyst, paid the bill this week.
One of the great challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey will be the number of uninsured victims. According to an Associated Press report, Houston’s Harris County actually had 25,000 fewer active flood insurance policies when Harvey slammed into the city than it did five years before.
So why, in a flood plain, were there so many uninsured homeowners?
Ford Motor Co. is considering deploying self-driving vehicle technology in larger commercial vehicles and is working with multiple partners to put its autonomous vehicles on the road, a senior Ford executive told Reuters on Tuesday.
“We’ve been talking with different partners in different industries” about potential applications for Ford’s first self-driving vehicle in 2021, including ride-sharing and delivery services,” Sherif Marakby, vice president of autonomous vehicles and electrification at Ford, said in an interview.
A Holland man who claimed an eye injury had kept him from working — or driving — has been ordered to pay back nearly $15,000 in benefits he collected from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation after he was caught on video parking cars and directing traffic at the downtown Toledo parking lot he owns.