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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.

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.

Staffing agency chief arrested over fake comp policies

Published July 26, 2016 CST

The executive allegedly stole more than $1 million from clients who thought he was providing workers comp and payroll services.

Merger hopes for Aetna-Humana remain, Anthem-Cigna not so much

Published July 26, 2016 CST

Barclays' analysts see a strong case for Aetna and Humana particularly after divestitures.

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.

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

Published July 21, 2016 CST

The case questions whether Florida's comp system is an adequate exclusive remedy for injured workers.

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.

JLT Re snags Marsh exec to business development role

Published July 28, 2016 CST

JLT Re, the reinsurance arm of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C., said Thursday that it has named Pete Chandler executive vice president and managing broker.

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.

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.

Gallagher acquires excess and surplus lines broker

Published July 27, 2016 CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. on Wednesday said it has acquired Gabor Insurance Services Inc., including its American Professional Liability Underwriters subsidiary.

EEOC keeps eye on employers long after settlements

Published July 22, 2016 CST

The commission is expected to continue to use consent decrees to force companies to properly accommodate disabled employees.

The BI Top 10

Published July 22, 2016 CST

The Justice Department's move to block health insurer mergers, confirmed Thursday, is among Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

Employer on hook for retroactive comp premiums

Published July 22, 2016 CST

Ohio Supreme Court backs state workers comp bureau on reclassifying workers and assessing $1.6 million in back premiums.

Beginner's guide to being a risk manager

Published July 27, 2016 CST

New risk managers may feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities, but industry professionals say that newcomers need to know they're not alone.

AIG adds Brexit coverage to D&O policy

Published July 28, 2016 CST

The free add-on will cover the cost of executive legal challenges associated with the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union.

S&P puts Humana, Aetna under review after merger lawsuit

Published July 22, 2016 CST

“We believe a deal termination would likely have a negative impact on Humana's credit profile," S&P said in a report Friday.

AIG unit must reimburse policyholder for oil field accident settlement

Published July 27, 2016 CST

A Wyoming law that prohibits oil and gas companies from contractually shifting liability to others for their own negligence does not absolve an American International Group Inc. unit from reimbursing a drilling company for an accident settlement, says an appeals court in reversing a lower court ruling.

Employers urged to handle older workers with care

Published July 22, 2016 CST

Disability Management Employer Coalition told to take action to mitigate injury risks to retain the experienced employees.

After 'Brexit' vote, Beazley unit seeks E.U. licenses in Ireland

Published July 22, 2016 CST

Beazley is working to get European insurance licenses for its Irish reinsurance business to allow it to operate throughout the E.U.

Public exchange claims limit profit, but Anthem vows to fight for Cigna merger

Published July 27, 2016 CST

The health insurer says it will continue to fight federal antitrust regulators to bring the planned Cigna deal to a close.

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.

Clinton VP pick Kaine backs improving and expanding the ACA

Published July 25, 2016 CST

Virginia senator has sponsored several bills to fix gaps and glitches in the health care reform law.

Opioid substitutes factor in greater use of blood pressure medications

Published July 27, 2016 CST

Other pain relievers are having their own side effects, according to a Coventry Workers' Comp Services analysis.

Lloyd's insurer may establish E.U. arm to weather Brexit

Published July 25, 2016 CST

Reuters — Lloyd's of London underwriter Hiscox Ltd. said it would consider setting up an E.U.-based insurance company to weather the possible effect of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, sending its shares to an all-time high.