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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.”


Harley-Davidson, a U.S. icon, highlights offshoring's perils

(Reuters) — U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. came late to the offshoring game.

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.


Google must face class action over kids' in-apps purchases

(Reuters) — Google Inc. must face a class action lawsuit filed by a U.S. woman whose son had bought online video game items without her consent, a federal judge ruled late on Monday as he turned down the company's request to dismiss the action.

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.


4th Circuit upholds premium subsidies for state and federal health exchanges

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously upheld the federal government's right to issue premium subsidies for health insurance purchased in both state- and U.S.-operated public exchanges.

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.


Ace net income down 12.5% in 2nd quarter

Net income declined 12.5% to $779.0 million at Zurich-based Ace Ltd. as the company's agriculture activities weighed upon results.

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.


Florida packing plant's workers accused of workers comp fraud

The vast majority of workers at a Naples, Florida, produce packing plant are accused in a scheme to commit workers compensation fraud, the Florida Department of Financial Services said Tuesday.

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