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Travelers ordered to pay over $500M in asbestos case

Published July 22, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday said Travelers Cos. should pay more than $500 million to satisfy asbestos-related claims stemming from its coverage of policyholder Johns-Manville Corp.

Zurich white paper focuses on solar panel fire, structural risks

Published July 21, 2014 CST

Risk managers need be aware of the variety of risks and challenges presented by the installation of photovoltaic solar panel systems on commercial buildings, Zurich North America said on Monday.

EPIC buys Leavitt Group's Jenkins Insurance unit

Published July 22, 2014 CST

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center Inc., which does business as EPIC, has purchased Concord, California-based Jenkins Insurance Services Inc., a unit of Leavitt Group Enterprises Inc.

Benefit costs, regulations remain top HR concerns: Gallagher survey

Published July 21, 2014 CST

Rising health care costs and evolving regulations continue to be the top human resources challenge facing employers, and many companies are struggling to effectively meet that challenge, according to a new survey.

Universe of smaller brokers deploying an array of strategies to grow business

Published July 20, 2014 CST

There's no shortage of commercial brokerage business in the U.S., and regional and smaller brokers are deploying an array of strategies to win bigger shares.

Travelers sues NFL, insurers over former players' prescription drug lawsuit

Published July 14, 2014 CST

Travelers Cos. Inc. is suing the National Football League and more than two dozen other insurers in New York state court, saying it has no obligation to defend the NFL in a prescription drug-related lawsuit filed by more than 500 former players.

Ohio workers comp bureau agrees to pay as much as $420M in settlement

Published July 24, 2014 CST

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has settled its long-standing legal dispute with a group of small business owners.

Florida packing plant's workers accused of workers comp fraud

Published July 22, 2014 CST

The vast majority of workers at a Naples, Florida, produce packing plant are accused in a scheme to commit workers compensation fraud, the Florida Department of Financial Services said Tuesday.

Guide covers noncompete and trade secrets laws for all 50 states

Published July 22, 2014 CST

Chicago-based law firm Seyfarth Shaw has released a guide to the 50 states’ noncompete and trade secrets laws.

More brokers sharing critical big data insight with mid-market clients

Published July 20, 2014 CST

After decades of gathering and warehousing data on insurance purchases, exposures and claims from their commercial clients, more insurance brokers are offering to share the power of their “big data” sets with their middle-market clients.

COMMENTARY: Lack of diversity remains a big issue in insurance sector

Published July 20, 2014 CST

Let's face it, the insurance industry has a diversity problem. Industry leadership continues to be “pale, male and stale,” while the clients they serve are quickly becoming a vibrant tapestry of different colors and cultures reflective of the changing business world around us.