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Risk managers must scramble to catch all Pokémon Go liabilities

Published July 19, 2016 CST

The international Pokémon Go craze is creating a host of potential malware, privacy, property and workers compensation issues, among others, that risk managers should immediately address, say experts.

Staffing agency chief arrested over fake comp policies

Published July 26, 2016 CST

The owner of a Florida staffing firm has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from clients who thought he was providing workers compensation and payroll services.

EEOC sues Brown & Brown for pregnancy discrimination

Published July 26, 2016 CST

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against insurance broker Brown & Brown Inc.

Florida workers comp challenge seeks U.S. Supreme Court review

Published July 21, 2016 CST

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a challenge of the constitutionality of Florida's workers comp system after the state Supreme Court declined to rule.

EEOC sues rental chain that fired transgender worker

Published July 20, 2016 CST

An Illinois Rent-A-Center store violated a transgender woman's civil rights after her gender transition, the agency says.

Cancer tops stop-loss claims, transplant costs jump

Published July 20, 2016 CST

The 10 costliest conditions represented 53% of the total claims reimbursed, according Sun Life Financial report.

Humana to sharply curtail individual offerings

Published July 21, 2016 CST

Insurer cites challenges in ACA public exchanges and individual markets.

Marsh appoints U.S., Canada president, shuffles execs

Published July 22, 2016 CST

The broker says that Martin South will head its U.S. and Canada business division and that it would realign some international units.

Ironshore files for IPO as Chinese parent looks to sell stake

Published July 25, 2016 CST

Specialty and surplus lines insurer Ironshore Inc. is again on course to be a publicly traded company after it filed for an initial public offering Friday.

Obama expected to sign act aiming to chip away at opioid woes

Published July 20, 2016 CST

A bill would aid opioid addiction recovery and prevention programs that could help addicted injured workers.

Target case a cyber warning to corporate directors

Published July 18, 2016 CST

Target's most recent 10-Q filing said the company has so far incurred $291 million in expenses related to its 2013 data breach.

Leading or lagging, near misses indicate workplace safety risks

Published July 20, 2016 CST

A near miss is an unplanned safety event that could have, but did not, result in an injury or illness.

Harley-Davidson's ramped-up worker safety program pays off

Published July 20, 2016 CST

The firm had a poor health and safety record for many years, but turned that around with a major safety overhaul.

Justice sues to block Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana mergers; insurers vow to fight

Published July 21, 2016 CST

Federal officials say the reduction in competition would hurt employers, consumers, doctors and hospitals.

(subscription required)Cyber policies start to show their limitations

Published July 17, 2016 CST

Standardized language for cyber insurance is still in its early stages and policies can vary greatly in what they cover.

Employer on hook for retroactive comp premiums

Published July 22, 2016 CST

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation can retroactively reclassify a company's workforce and collect more than $1 million in back premiums regardless of whether the employer was at fault, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

Insurer must pay despite lies in claims documents

Published July 25, 2016 CST

The United Kingdom's highest court has ruled that insurers still must pay a claim despite a false statement supporting the claim.

Rewards could help wellness program participation

Published July 20, 2016 CST

Nearly all employees will engage in healthy activities in exchange for a reward, a study says.

Driverless cars could impact insurers

Published July 20, 2016 CST

As Internet-connected and, eventually, driverless vehicles roll off production lines, traditional motor insurers need to adapt.

New York Life sued by employees claiming excessive 401(k) fees

Published July 21, 2016 CST

Suits question inclusion of an S&P 500 index fund owned and operated by the insurer in its retirement plans.

Jon Corzine reaches settlement in MF Global's collapse

Published July 21, 2016 CST

(Reuters) — Jon Corzine has reached a settlement with the trustee for the former New Jersey governor's collapsed brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd., as part of a series of accords expected to provide about $132 million to creditors, according to court papers.

Integro unveils cyber risk practice for 'knowledge assets'

Published July 21, 2016 CST

Integro Insurance Brokers on Thursday said it has launched a cyber risk practice aimed at protecting high-value information that differentiates a company competitively.

Getting employees back to work from nonwork injuries

Published July 21, 2016 CST

Some employers are following established workers compensation programs to get injured workers who are out on short term disability back to worker faster.

XL Catlin names regional execs for U.S. West

Published July 22, 2016 CST

Mike Soper has joined XL Catlin as U.S. Western regional leader, the insurer announced Friday.

EEOC keeps eye on employers long after settlements

Published July 22, 2016 CST

NEW ORLEANS — Employers should be aware that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has and will likely continue to utilize consent decrees to force them to properly accommodate disabled employees.