Plexus Points: Insurance stories we're checking out

At The Plexus Groupe, we can't read enough about insurance. As the work week kicks off, here are five insurance- and industry-related stories we're checking out: -- Creating an inventory of items in your home is among the New Year's insurance resolutions suggested by personal finance site NerdWallet.

-- Workers compensation costs in California have gone up by 20 percent since 2012.

-- About 800,000 Americans aged 65 or over retired in the fourth quarter of 2016, and the age group's participation in the labor force fell by one percent, a reversal of recent trends, per Bloomberg.

-- Here's a look at why wood stoves can present challenges for homeowners seeking insurance. 

-- For claims departments, it's all about digital entering 2017.