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RISK MANAGEMENT

Apple tries to assuage privacy fears, puts focus on security

(Reuters) — Apple Inc. is making strong efforts to assuage users' fears after taking the heat in the celebrity photo leak scandal that emerged over the Labor Day weekend.


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SPECIALTY RISKS

Excess and surplus insurers profitable in face of competition: Moody's

The U.S. excess and surplus lines market is experiencing a period of growth because of rate increases and an improving economy, while profitability is strong.


FTC letters chide advertisers to make full disclosures in TV, print ads

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it has sent letters to 60 companies, stating they have failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print ads.

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.


Magnetek offers pension plan participants lump sum conversion option

Magnetek Inc. disclosed Tuesday that it is offering to 35% of its 8,000 defined benefit pension participants the option to convert their monthly annuity benefit to a cash lump benefit.

BROKERS & INSURERS

Swiss Re executive says reinsurer has plans to cut catastrophe coverage: Report

Swiss Re Ltd. apparently plans to cut its catastrophe coverage and compensate by looking to new lines of business as pricing declines hit the reinsurance sector, a senior executive said.


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

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 a Workers Compensation Research Institute study.


Marsh names exec to lead research for its workers compensation excellence center

Tom Ryan has been named workers compensation market research leader for Marsh L.L.C.'s Workers' Compensation Center of Excellence, the insurance broker said Friday.

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