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RISK MANAGEMENT

While executives more aware of cyber risks, only half buy insurance

A survey Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. and Advisen Ltd. released Tuesday finds the recognition of cyber risk rising among risk managers and corporate boards, but the purchase of cyber liability insurance is leveling off.


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SPECIALTY RISKS

Insurance broker Aon launches Ebola liability cover

(Reuters) — U.S. insurance broker Aon has launched Ebola liability cover for hospitals and other health care institutions, the company said on Tuesday.


FMLA suit of worker fired after returning from leave reinstated

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Family and Medical Leave Act lawsuit filed by a worker who was fired nine days after returning from FMLA leave, allegedly in part for being about five minutes late for work for a few days.

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

Honeywell latest firm to draw EEOC scrutiny over wellness program penalties

Honeywell International Inc. on Wednesday called the EEOC's recent lawsuit against the company over plans to penalize workers who refuse to participate in its workplace wellness program “frivolous” and “out of step.”


Aon Hewitt unveils new health plan design for retirees

A new retiree health care benefits design unveiled by Aon Hewitt and linked to its private health insurance exchange will give Medicare-eligible retirees greater financial incentives to select more cost-effective plans.

BROKERS & INSURERS

New PCI chairman monitors federal regulatory posture

For Terrence W. Cavanaugh, a challenge facing the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America is continuing to provide effective advocacy for its members and the industry in a rapidly evolving risk landscape.


AIG to pay $35M fine: New York insurance regulator

(Reuters) - Insurer American International Group Inc. will pay a $35 million penalty for violations related to former subsidiaries that solicited insurance business in New York without a license, the New York State Department of Financial…

MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

Gatorade's workplace fitness program not your average wellness initiative

Imagine setting a fitness goal — and then announcing it to your entire workplace. Or joining your office-mates in a daily round of planks or jumping jacks.


Hub International acquires benefits consultant Laurus Strategies

Chicago-based Hub International Midwest, a division of broker Hub International Ltd., is acquiring the assets of Laurus Strategies, an employee benefits, human resource technology and global benefits consulting business also based in Chicago.

WORKERS COMP

Arkansas appeals court says man failed to prove work accident caused injury

A “morbidly obese” worker in Arkansas failed to prove that his umbilical hernia resulted from a work-related injury and not pre-existing conditions, the Arkansas Court of Appeals has ruled.


Surveillance footage can be used in Iowa comp claim proceedings

Companies that collect surveillance footage of injured workers must be prepared to release such footage during discovery in workers compensation litigation, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled.

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