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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.


Murder-suicide exposed training, communications gaps

The need to improve staff training and communications are among lessons learned following a murder-suicide at a hospital in Pennsylvania, a hospital executive said Wednesday.

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.


OFF BEAT: Noriega can continue digital reign of terror in 'Call of Duty'

A Los Angeles County judge ruled this week that corrupt former Panamanian dictator and convicted murderer Manuel Noriega cannot stop video game makers from depicting him as a corrupt, murderous dictator because he is Manuel Noriega.

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 Thursday 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, the benefit…

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.


Axis, Arch profit up on foreign exchange rate gains

Bermuda-based Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. and Arch Capital Group Ltd. have reported third-quarter earnings more than double those of the prior-year period, owing in part to and foreign exchange gains.

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.


Look beyond patients' medical needs: 'Magic' Johnson

Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson said health care professionals can help patients just by showing an interest in their lives.

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