Plexus Points: Insurance stories we're reading

At Plexus, we enjoy reading about insurance, and we like sharing the interesting stories with you. With that in mind, here are five insurance-related features we're thumbing through, bookmarking and passing along as the week rolls on and the snow and cold rolls in across the East Coast: ⇒ An insurance company buying life insurance policies from policyholders is hoping a saliva test will provide some clues regarding life expectancy.

⇒ An Ohio auto insurer is cutting rates for Tesla owners who use the car's "Autopilot" system.

⇒ If self-driving cars become common, could some well-known, big-pocketed tech companies leverage their data to get into the auto insurance business?

⇒ The Congressional Budget Office estimates the proposed American Health Care Act would result in 24 million more Americans lacking health insurance by 2026 when compared to the Affordable Care Act.

⇒ A federal indictment alleges six people set more than 30 fires over a 16-year-span to collect close to $1 million in insurance payouts.