Plexus Points: Insurance stories worth checking out

At The Plexus Groupe, we're fascinated by all things insurance. And we can't read enough about the subject. With this in mind, here are five insurance-related stories we're reading and sharing as January winds down: -- Robot insurance agents? A Massachusetts-based startup company wants to make it a reality.

-- A Ukraine power outage caused by hackers has U.S. utility companies taking a closer look at their cyber liability coverage.

-- Reminder: individuals have through Sunday, January 31 to get health coverage or face a tax penalty.

-- Here's a thoughtful Harvard Business Review essay that makes the case for wage insurance.

-- The states of Oregon and Alaska are prohibiting a health insurance carrier from issuing new policies or renewing existing ones.