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Texas risk management office names Todd Holt deputy executive director

The Texas State Office of Risk Management has named L. Todd Holt as deputy executive director, effective Jan. 5.

Falling oil prices, political unrest top 2015’s international risks: Marsh

Falling oil prices, political violence and separatist movements will influence the global risk landscape in 2015, broker Marsh L.L.C. said in a report released on Wednesday.


Drone downer: Will new FAA rules ground recreational fliers?

(Reuters) — Americans shopping for toy remote-controlled airplanes or helicopters may find, sometime in the near future, that they come with unexpected accessories: A raft of new regulations.

New England pharmacists face murder charges over meningitis outbreak

The head and supervisory pharmacists at New England Compounding Center Inc., which was the alleged source of contaminated medication that killed 64 people in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, have been indicted on second-degree murder charges in …


U.S. corporate health exchanges find no new blue chip clients

(Reuters) — Companies in the health care sector have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers'…

NCR signs $160 million pension buyout deal

NCR Corp. on Wednesday said it is buying a group annuity to provide pension benefits to about 4,500 retirees and their beneficiaries.


Business, insurance leaders urge approval of terrorism insurance backstop extension

A group of insurance and business associations has sent a letter asking that the Senate approve without amendment a House measure that would extend the federal government's terrorism insurance backstop for six years.

Backlash expected from Senate's inaction on terrorism insurance backstop

The failure of the Senate to vote on legislation extending the federal terrorism insurance program, will likely reverberate quickly through the insurance industry and the entire U.S economy, according to observers.


Congress gives final OK to bill allowing multiemployer pension plan benefit cuts

Trustees of financially distressed multiemployer pension plans would be allowed to cut participants' benefits to prevent the plans from becoming insolvent under legislation given final congressional approval Saturday.

Surplus lines insurer James River raises $231 million in IPO

Hamilton, Bermuda-based James River Group Holdings Ltd., the parent company of excess and surplus lines insurer James River Insurance Co., raised about $231 million in its initial public offering Friday.


Home Depot cleared to stop paying comp for missing woman unless she reappears

Home Depot Inc. will not have to continue paying workers compensation benefits for a Maine employee who has been missing since 2012 unless she reappears and appeals for benefits to be reinstated.

Louisiana to cut workers compensation insurance rates by 2.4%

Louisiana businesses will see a 2.4% cut in workers compensation insurance rates as of May 1, 2015, according to the state’s insurance department.


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