In 2021, a Louisville couple bought $419,000 worth of insurance coverage for their home, based on their agent’s recommendation. Now, that policy payout is only providing about half of what they need to rebuild the house they lost in the Marshall fire. In a lawsuit filed this summer, the couple blamed their agent, their insurer and the company that built the software their agent used to tell them how much coverage they needed. They’re not alone in finding fault with the software. Industry watchdogs, including Colorado Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway, say the computer programs used by insurance companies to provide replacement cost estimates to homeowners are a problem because they consistently underestimate how much families need after they lose their homes in natural disasters. Conway said he identified the issue while investigating complaints after the Marshall fire, the Dec. 30 conflagration that destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County. He said he hopes … [Read more...] about Why didn’t Marshall fire homeowners have enough insurance? Watchdogs blame industry software.
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin On this site humans were penned like livestock. “It was like a farmer’s barnyard in most respects, save it was so constructed that the outside world could never see the human cattle that were herded there.” Families obliterated. Children–10, 12, 15-years old; 2-years-old, 3-months-old–torn from their mothers, never to be reunited. People chained at the neck. Freezing. Sweltering. Starving. Naked. “Tell me citizens, where, under the sun, you can witness a spectacle more fiendish and shocking.” This site is not a death camp in Germany, it’s 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, in the shadow of the nation’s capital. The Capitol Dome is visible with the naked eye from the waterfront less than a mile away. The Freedom House Museum is what remains of a large complex dedicated to trafficking thousands of Black men, women and children between 1828 and 1861. The museum honors the lives and experiences of the … [Read more...] about Reopened Freedom House Museum Focal Point For Exploring Alexandria, Virginia’s Rich Black History
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Samples of poliovirus—an illness that can lead to paralysis—have been found in New York City wastewater, health officials said Friday, urging those who are unvaccinated against the disease to get the shot, a month after the first case of polio was identified in New York state for the first time in almost a decade. Key Facts The poliovirus sewage samples likely indicate local circulation of the virus and a risk of transmission, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said. The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples from New York City is “alarming, but not surprising,” New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said, adding the state health department was working with local and federal partners to coordinate a response. Polio is “entirely preventable,” and its resurgence should be “a call to action” to get vaccinated, New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan … [Read more...] about Poliovirus Identified In New York City Sewage, Health Officials Say