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U.S. safety chief raps GM's 'flawed' culture on recalls

(Reuters) — The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized General Motors Co. for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths.


California governor signs ridesharing insurance legislation

(Reuters) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law on Wednesday, but the regulations come at a far lower cost to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.

SPECIALTY RISKS

Wells Fargo Bank settles EEOC same-sex harassment suit for $290,000

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. has agreed to pay $290,000 to settle a U.S. EEOC lawsuit in which the bank was charged with creating a sexually hostile work environment at one of its branches.


Hospital, food producer charged with pregnancy discrimination by EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against a Chicago hospital and a Washington state organic fruit producer on charges of pregnancy discrimination.

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.


Coke, J&J join big companies behind new employee wellness push

(Reuters) — Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation's health care costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health.

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.


Reinsurers under pressure to mark out global or specialist turf

(Reuters) — Reinsurers are being squeezed by price competition and subdued demand from insurers for their products, and traditional mergers may not be enough to save those that lack either global reach or specialized focus.

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 consultant Benefits Resource joins Digital Benefits Advisors

Atlanta-based Digital Benefits Advisors on Wednesday said it has added Benefits Resource L.L.C., an Aliso Viejo, California-based consultant, to its nationwide network of employee benefits-only service providers.

WORKERS COMP

Sedgwick expands with specialized insurance claims service acquisition

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire T&H Global Holdings L.L.C. and its subsidiaries, the Memphis, Tennessee-based third-party administrator said Wednesday.


OSHA tightens reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries and illness

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a new rule to tighten its fatality, injury and illness reporting requirements as of 2015.

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