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CDC's recent mishandling of deadly viruses highlights need for focus on safety

Testimony to Congress last week by the head of the CDC concerning recent mishandling of deadly viruses at his agency highlighted the problems organizations face when they don't embrace a “culture of safety.”


Sanford Saito named Hawaii's captive insurance administrator

Sanford Saito has been appointed deputy commissioner and captive insurance administrator for the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division.

SPECIALTY RISKS

Hospital's captive must pay staffing agency nurse's settlement in suit: Court

A Washington medical center's captive insurer is liable for defending and settling a lawsuit filed against a staffing agency nurse, under terms of the insurance policies involved, says an appeals court.


Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

(Reuters) — Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber attacks.

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

D.C. appeals court strikes down ACA insurance subsidies for federal exchanges

A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama administration cannot subsidize insurance premiums for nearly 7 million Americans, dealing a serious blow to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


New actuary tables may be 'nail in the coffin' for DB plans

The measured value of liabilities for most defined benefit plans will increase between 3% and 8% with the adoption of new mortality tables, said a report from Wilshire Consulting.

BROKERS & INSURERS

Travelers' profit misses estimates as catastrophe losses rise

(Reuters) — Property/casualty insurer Travelers Cos. Inc.'s quarterly earnings fell short of analysts' estimates as hail- and windstorms in the United States increased catastrophe losses.


Natural catastrophes cause global insured damages of $22B in first half: Report

Natural catastrophes caused about $22 billion in insured damage during the first half of 2014, according to a report issued Wednesday by Aon Benfield Group Ltd.

MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

USI acquires New Jersey specialty agency

USI Insurance Services L.L.C. announced that it has acquired Toms River, New Jersey-based insurance agency BHB Insurance Services L.L.C.


OSHA cites Omaha feed company for fatal plant collapse

OSHA has cited an Omaha, Nebraska-based livestock feed manufacturer for multiple federal safety and health violations following a deadly partial collapse at its processing plant in January.

WORKERS COMP

OSHA cites Omaha feed company for fatal plant collapse

OSHA has cited an Omaha, Nebraska-based livestock feed manufacturer for multiple federal safety and health violations following a deadly partial collapse at its processing plant in January.


Most employers don't measure cost of worker absences: Survey

The majority of employers don’t measure the impact of absence on their bottom line, despite the fact that it costs about 8% of payroll on average, according to an Aon Hewitt survey released Wednesday.

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