Insurance stories we're reading

We enjoy reading about insurance at Plexus. Here are five industry stories we're checking out as the work week begins: -- According to the Washington Post, nearly a dozen states could soon run out of money to care for low-income children because the federal Children's Health Insurance Program remains unfunded.

-- Congress has less than two weeks to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.

-- Hotels in the Caribbean face higher insurance premiums after an exceptionally stormy 2017.

-- A Virginia lawmaker has introduced legislation that would ban insurers from using credit scores to set coverage rates.

-- Here's a closer look at the parametric insurance market.