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Millennials scoff at insurance careers

Published November 19, 2015 CST

What do millennials want to be when they grow up? Hint: It's not an insurance agent or broker.

UnitedHealth may exit Obamacare individual exchanges

Published November 19, 2015 CST

Insurer cites weak enrollment and high costs as it weighs a pullout from federal health care exchanges in 2017.

Travelers win based on insured v. insured exclusion

Published November 18, 2015 CST

Exclusions in insurer's primary and excess public entity management liability policy mean former Burlington, Vermont, official is on his own.

Starwood hotel chain reports monthslong data breach

Published November 20, 2015 CST

Hackers have struck again. The point of sale systems at 26 of Starwood's hotels were infected with malware, which permitted access to some of its customers' payment card data for various periods between November 2014 and June 2015.

Willis considers raising special dividend for Towers Watson: Source

Published November 18, 2015 CST

Willis Group may sweeten its offer for Towers Watson after failing to muster enough shareholder support for the proposed $18 billion merger.

Workplace safety can help boost profits

Published November 18, 2015 CST

Money talks, which is why it is crucial for construction industry employers to understand the correlation between workplace safety and profitability.

High deductibles, copays drive more workers to put off health care

Published November 20, 2015 CST

As cost shifting among employer-sponsored health plans increases, a quarter of working adults with private health insurance can't afford their health care costs, a new analysis shows.

Continued health plan design changes keep down group plan costs

Published November 19, 2015 CST

Employers managed to limit increases in their health care costs this year, thanks to high-deductible plans, wellness programs and consumerism tools.

JLT Specialty USA launches marine practice

Published November 19, 2015 CST

JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C., on Thursday said it has launched a marine specialty practice.

Liberty Mutual on hook for Gulf oil spill attorney fees

Published November 20, 2015 CST

In reversal of a lower court ruling, insurer to cover Cameron International's attorney's fees related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon mess.

Ace, Chubb unveil leadership roles; name Asia, Latin America leaders

Published November 20, 2015 CST

Ace COO adds to resume as insurers continue to work toward closing of merger set for first quarter.

Property damages from latest Bond film span continents

Published November 24, 2015 CST

By some accounting, bills arising from "Spectre" likely to hit $1 billion for Claims, Claims Bond.

Insurer liable for errors and omissions coverage for wholesale broker

Published November 19, 2015 CST

Maxum Indemnity Co. is liable to provide coverage under a professional errors and omissions policy issued to a wholesale insurance broker in a case where fake insurance policies were sold, says an appeals court, in overturning a lower court ruling.

Rising construction business increases risk of subcontract defaults

Published November 11, 2015 CST

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. construction sector is poised for another year of growth, but general contractors need to do a better job of minimizing the risk of subcontractor defaults.

Bumper haul of expensive new drugs heads to U.S., Europe

Published November 20, 2015 CST

The brisk flow of costly new prescription drugs into the U.S. and European markets is gaining momentum at a startling pace.

Aetna, Anthem reassure investors on public health exchanges

Published November 20, 2015 CST

Pair report that their business is just fine on the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Warehouse fires: A property loss nightmare

Published November 22, 2015 CST

Reducing potential hazards and beefing up protection can prevent steep losses when the unthinkable happens.

FSA rollover to retirement plan proposal introduced

Published November 23, 2015 CST

Those unused FSA funds may no longer go to waste if legislation introduced in the House of Representatives last week gets passed.

Lloyd's approves new syndicate for Jan. 1 start

Published November 23, 2015 CST

A new reinsurance-focused syndicate has been cleared to begin underwriting at Lloyd's of London beginning Jan. 1.

New human resources/benefits software poised to take on Zenefits

Published November 11, 2015 CST

Digital Insurance is hoping to shake up the benefits landscape by combining one-stop human resources software with its employee benefits advisory services.

OSHA cites two companies over temporary workers' injuries

Published November 17, 2015 CST

A furniture manufacturer and staffing agency are facing $161,000 in possible fines after temporary workers were seriously injured twice in 14 months.

Obama administration to negotiate insurance agreement with E.U.

Published November 20, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — The U.S. Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative announced plans on Friday to negotiate a covered agreement on insurance with the European Union, a move it said will “level the regulatory playing field for U.S-based insurers and reinsurers.”

McDonald's hit with $355,000 in civil penalties in discrimination case

Published November 20, 2015 CST

Fast food giant agrees to a whopper of a settlement along with employee training and 20 months of monitoring.

XL Catlin online portal provides one stop for cyber security information

Published November 23, 2015 CST

XL Catlin said Monday that its cyber & technology insurance business has launched CyberRiskIQ.com, an online portal that helps address data breaches.

Insurer to launch railroad business line

Published November 17, 2015 CST

Aspen U.S. Insurance, a Hamilton, Bermuda-based unit of Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd., will launch a railroad division at the end of November.