Plexus Points: Insurance stories we're checking out

At Plexus, we relish reading about insurance. Here are five industry stories we're bookmarking, sharing and scrolling through as the work week rolls on: -- A growing number of insurers are part of the moment to eventually implement the use of blockchain technology throughout the industry.

-- According to the Federal Insurance Office, about 18.6 million Americans have unaffordable auto insurance, which is defined as auto coverage costing more than two percent of median household income.

-- The state of Massachusetts is looking at penalizing employers who don't offer affordable health insurance.

-- Here's a scary story about an insurance scam purporting to promise a big settlement check.

-- More than $840 million in claims have been submitted in connection with the Gatlinburg, Tennessee fires of last year.