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Brokers launch business interruption cover for Ebola, other pandemics

Published October 15, 2014 CST

Miller Insurance Services L.L.P. and William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers Inc. on Wednesday launched a pandemic disease business interruption insurance coverage product.

Ironshore expanding into agriculture sector

Published October 20, 2014 CST

Ironshore International, a unit of Hamilton, Bermuda-based Ironshore Inc., said Monday it plans to enter the agriculture sector, offering capacity limits of up to $10 million, with the appointment of a divisional director.

EEOC suits contend wellness programs violate disability law

Published October 12, 2014 CST

The EEOC recently filed lawsuits against two Wisconsin companies that underscore the need for more clarity on rules that govern employers' use of financial incentives to motivate employee participation in workplace wellness programs.

Starr Cos. expands cyber insurance offerings

Published October 21, 2014 CST

Starr Cos. is introducing primary cyber insurance that provides coverage for both first- and third-party costs, the New York-based insurer said.

California's Prop 46 could boost medical professional liability rates

Published October 21, 2014 CST

Passage of California's Proposition 46 could result in higher medical professional liability insurance rates, according to a study released by A.M. Best Co. Inc. on Tuesday.

Justice Department to increase focus on cyber threat, economic espionage

Published October 22, 2014 CST

The Justice Department is making strategic changes to put additional focus on the protection of national assets from the threat of state-sponsored economic espionage and proliferation, including through cyberspace.

Insurance sector falls short on addressing climate change: Report

Published October 22, 2014 CST

The insurance industry has shown a “profound lack of preparedness” in addressing climate-related risk and opportunities, says a report on a survey conducted by an advocacy group.

NAS offers coverage for Ebola-related business closures

Published October 17, 2014 CST

NAS Insurance Services Inc. is offering a new insurance program for businesses facing the possibility of government-mandated closure because of the presence of Ebola.

Employee delivery drivers can’t be reclassified as contractors, court rules

Published October 17, 2014 CST

Delivery drivers who went from being classified as employees to independent contractors can rely on the California Industrial Welfare Commission's definition of “employee” for claims that fall within the scope of its wage orders, California's 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled.

Title IX class action lawsuit ruling against California school district upheld on appeal

Published September 19, 2014 CST

A federal appellate court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling in favor of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of female high school athletes.