PRIMA RiskWatch
Nov. 17, 2011

Obama insured for croc bite during Australia trip
The Associated Press via CBS News
When President Barack Obama visits Australia's Northern Territory, he will be presented with insurance coverage against attack — crocodile attack. The territory's chief minister, Paul Henderson, said he will give Obama the unusual policy when the president arrives in the remote tropical city of Darwin.More

More states employ wellness insurance programs
Is your state's workforce healthy? If it's like Washington state's — and it most likely is — the answer is no. And that is costing your state a lot of money in health care costs. It's clear to everyone involved in health care that overweight, smoking, sedentary workers are more likely to develop chronic and costly diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.More

6 killed as storms sweep across South
Search teams combed through rural South Carolina a day after strong storms swept through the Southeast, killing at least six people and causing injuries in several states. At least three people died and five others were taken to hospitals after a storm hit York County in South Carolina, according to the sheriff's office.More

Florida last-resort insurer takes list of changes to lawmakers
The Associated Press via Property Casualty 360
Florida's largest property insurer wants sweeping changes, including the ability to charge higher rates, in the coming year. It may be a hard sell during a contentious election year, but the board that governs Citizens Property Insurance voted recently to ask state legislators to approve a long list of changes during the upcoming session that starts in January.More

Bullhead City, Ariz., passes watercraft rental ordinance
The Daily News via Tri-State Online
The Bullhead City council in Arizona had a spirited debate during its recent meeting over a proposed ordinance amending the city code regarding personal watercraft rentals. City Manager Toby Cotter said 15 rental business owners had reached a consensus over the ordinance.More

Landlords reluctantly accept city's meth lab law
They're not happy about it, but Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, landlords appear to accept the fact that paying thousands for the cleanup of meth labs created in their properties is just part of the cost of doing business these days.More

Who's liable for damage caused by road, motorist or city?
First Coast News
It was 6 a.m. on a dark road when it happened. "I was driving in very, very shallow water, nothing different than any other day it would be raining and suddenly my car was face down in a large sinkhole," said Erin Hunter. Hunter said her 2001 Eurovan sat in the sinkhole for two hours, submerged in water. She said it was declared a total loss, but now she realizes that neither the city of Jacksonville, Fla., nor JEA will claim responsibility.More