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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.


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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.


Sheplers western wear stores reveal data breach

Western wear retail chain Sheplers said it has experienced a data breach in which hackers gained access to its systems and some of its customers’ payment card information over almost a three-month period that ended earlier this month.

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

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.


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 an updated study released Monday by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Workers Compensation Research…

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