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Apple tries to assuage privacy fears, puts focus on security

(Reuters) — Apple Inc. is making strong efforts to assuage users' fears after taking the heat in the celebrity photo leak scandal that emerged over the Labor Day weekend.


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SPECIALTY RISKS

Excess and surplus insurers profitable in face of competition: Moody's

The U.S. excess and surplus lines market is experiencing a period of growth because of rate increases and an improving economy, while profitability is strong.


Arab Bank found liable over Hamas attacks, U.S. jury says

(Reuters) — In a first-of-its-kind case, a U.S. jury on Monday said Arab Bank P.L.C. provided material support to Hamas and must therefore compensate the victims of two dozen attacks the Islamic militant group allegedly carried out in…

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

App developers seek clearer U.S. health data privacy guidelines

(Reuters) — Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information to reflect the fast-evolving technology.


Anthem, LA providers creating HMO to compete with Kaiser

An unusual joint venture between Anthem Blue Cross and seven competing Los Angeles-area hospital systems to offer employers a low-priced HMO plan underscores the eagerness of insurers and providers to try novel and risky strategies to survive in…

BROKERS & INSURERS

Insurance groups hail House approval of capital standards bill

Insurance groups are welcoming the House's approval on Tuesday of legislation that would give the Federal Reserve more leeway in determining accounting standards.


Property/casualty policyholder surplus reaches record $683.1B: A.M. Best

U.S. property/casualty insurer's policyholder surplus reached a record $683.1 billion during the first half of this year, according to a report released Monday by A.M. Best Co. Inc.

MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

Navigators launches cyber liability and data breach insurance

The Navigators Group Inc.'s principal underwriting agency subsidiary, Navigators Management Co. Inc., has introduced a new cyber liability and privacy/data breach coverage product called NAVSecure.


Mid-market companies plan to increase data security spending: Survey

Recent data breaches involving high-profile companies such as Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. are having an effect on how much middle-market companies spend on data security, with most planning to increase spending, a new survey reveals.

WORKERS COMP

Hydrocodone, oxycodone top opioids dispensed by Pennsylvania doctors

Hydrocodone-acetaminophen and oxycodone-acetaminophen are the two most commonly dispensed opioids by physicians in Pennsylvania, according to a Workers Compensation Research Institute study.


Marsh names exec to lead research for its workers compensation excellence center

Tom Ryan has been named workers compensation market research leader for Marsh L.L.C.'s Workers' Compensation Center of Excellence, the insurance broker said Friday.

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