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RISK MANAGEMENT

Illinois law that raises tax on captive insurers draws fire

An Illinois law that apparently will subject Illinois-based companies to self-procurement taxes on premiums placed in their captives could be “very detrimental” to those companies' captive operations, a captive association leader said.


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 and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new…

SPECIALTY RISKS

Home Depot has $105 million in cyber insurance to cover data breach

Home Depot Inc. has a total of $105 million in cyber coverage, with American International Group Inc. providing the first layer of $10 million of primary coverage above its self-insured retention, market sources say.


Wilson Sonsini tech engineer charged with insider trading

(Reuters) — An information technology engineer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati was arrested Tuesday and charged with insider trading on information he learned while working at the prominent Silicon Valley law firm.

BENEFITS MANAGEMENT

High-deductible plans and wellness programs keep health care costs low

Employers' move to high-deductible health plans and greater use of generic drugs and wellness programs are limiting increases in health care costs, with no sign that premiums will surge in the near future.


Enrollment in high-deductible health plans keeps growing: Report

Enrollment in high-deductible health insurance plans, including consumer-driven health plans, continues to grow, the National Center for Health Statistics said in a report Tuesday.

BROKERS & INSURERS

Brokers diverge in investments in risk management information systems

Aon P.L.C.'s decision to sell its RMIS unit, Aon eSolutions Inc., to an affiliate of private equity firm Symphony Technology Group provides a study in contrasting RMIS approaches by the world's two largest insurance brokers.


OFF BEAT: Beware the badger and other insurance claim follies

“Beware the Badger” would have been sound advice for a 71-year old woman from Bath, England, who locked a badger in her shed only to have it smash through a wall to escape, leading to an insurance claim.

MID-MARKET EXECUTIVE

Integro adds middle-market expertise with two broker hires

Integro Ltd. is bolstering its middle-market practice with the addition of two experienced brokers focused on its operations in New York and New Jersey.


Mid-market companies must plan and strategize before managing risks abroad

A midsize company must set its international strategy and mine its resources before deciding how to manage its risks when expanding abroad.

WORKERS COMP

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.


Wearable devices can be used by employers to track worker health and safety

Wearable devices could help employers improve the health and safety of their workers.

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