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Berkshire unit's comp snafu puts insurers under the microscope

Published June 21, 2016 CST

The California Department of Insurance said it is looking into whether workers compensation insurers are selling unfiled policies and rates.

Cyber threats leap to top of manufacturers' list of risks

Published June 21, 2016 CST

Cyber security is the top concern for more than nine out of 10 manufacturers surveyed, BDO USA says.

Bank offers cyber insurance against wire transfer fraud

Published June 22, 2016 CST

(Reuters) — Grandpoint Bank on Tuesday introduced cyber insurance policies to reimburse business customers for fast-growing wire transfer fraud schemes.

U.S. unveils new rules on low-altitude drones

Published June 21, 2016 CST

The regulation will allow for low-level drone flights, but only within sight of an operator and not over people.

Small, midsize employers rethinking wellness offerings

Published June 21, 2016 CST

On-site flu vaccines and nurse hotlines giving way to standing desks and other initiatives.

Aetna, Humana extend merger deadline

Published June 24, 2016 CST

The extension as seen as a sign that the health insurers likely underestimated the hurdles they would have to jump to close the deal.

Fosun seeks OK to spin off Ironshore in IPO

Published June 23, 2016 CST

Shanghai-based Fosun International says that it is seeking approval for an initial public offering of Bermuda-based Ironshore.

(subscription required)Benefit brokers moving from sales to service

Published June 19, 2016 CST

One-time transactional insurance middlemen become one-stop-shops for benefits and human resources.

Lockton names successor to CEO Lumelleau

Published June 23, 2016 CST

Glenn A. Spencer will succeed John L. Lumelleau as president and CEO of Kansas City-based Lockton on May 1, 2017.

State takes on opioid addiction with 7-day limit on prescriptions

Published June 23, 2016 CST

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill into law that takes aim at the state's opioid problem.

5 things you need to know about 'Brexit'

Published June 24, 2016 CST

Exit negotiations between British and E.U. officials, along with factors that could affect the London market, will need to be addressed.

Wilson Elser snags insurance team from rival law firm

Published June 21, 2016 CST

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker L.L.P. on Tuesday said it has added a national insurance coverage team of 11 former Tressler L.L.P. attorneys in three of the law firm’s offices.

Senate Democrats ask DOJ to block health insurer mergers

Published June 22, 2016 CST

A group of Senate Democrats on Wednesday urged the Justice Department to block the proposed Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers, which would shrink the number of national health insurers to three from five.

British vote to leave E.U. creates confusion for insurers

Published June 24, 2016 CST

Some are concerned that Britain's exit vote could make it difficult for U.K. insurers to write business throughout the European Union.

Integro acquires equine and agriculture insurance agencies

Published June 21, 2016 CST

The broker says it has acquired Jerry Parks Equine Insurance Inc. and Parks Insurance Corp.

(subscription required)Florida braces for big comp rate hikes

Published June 19, 2016 CST

Recent rulings in high-profile cases undercut cost controls.

OSHA weighs more involvement from comp insurers in safety efforts

Published June 16, 2016 CST

New electronic reporting rules and the public data they create will raise the stakes for loss control.

House committee approves boost in HSA contributions

Published June 16, 2016 CST

Employees could make bigger contributions to their HSAs, while colleges and universities that don't extend health coverage to student employees would not be exposed to huge penalties, under a pair of bills.

GOP plan would eliminate ACA employer mandate, revamp Cadillac tax

Published June 22, 2016 CST

New package lays groundwork for legislative action on President Barack Obama's signature program.

Health insurer joins stampede to narrow networks

Published June 27, 2016 CST

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is cutting back participation in the state's Affordable Care Act exchange after losing nearly $300 million.

Wellness classes rage against the machine

Published June 20, 2016 CST

In "rage workshops," women can pummel pillows with baseball bats and scream real loud.

Private insurers could tip toe into flood market

Published June 20, 2016 CST

Don't expect a tsunami of underwriters to jump into the National Flood Insurance Program, a report says.

Dental, vision plans shifting to what employees want

Published June 19, 2016 CST

Benefits providers adding dental implants, composite fillings and more to meet the needs of the workers picking up the tab.

VW to pay over $10 billion for emissions scandal

Published June 23, 2016 CST

(Reuters) — Volkswagen A.G. will pay nearly $10.3 billion to settle claims from its diesel emissions cheating scandal.

Foundry faces safety citations for amputation and other hazards

Published June 23, 2016 CST

An Ohio foundry has been cited by and is facing $143,150 in proposed penalties from federal workplace safety regulators for exposing workers to amputation, hearing loss and respiratory damage hazards.