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Top 5: A look into highest paid insurance brokerage executives

Published May 18, 2016 CST

Do the names J. Powell Brown, J. Patrick Gallagher and Dominic Casserley ring a bell?

XL Catlin leads insurance coverage for downed EgyptAir flight

Published May 19, 2016 CST

Marsh is the broker for the airliner carrying 66 passengers that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.

(subscription required)Careful negotiations reduce risk of being held to cyber ransom

Published May 22, 2016 CST

Cyber attacks have become a major problem for businesses as they grow more sophisticated, frequent and lucrative. But a specific strain of malware has become a part of doing business for certain information technology vendors. James Westerlind and William Tanenbaum of Arent Fox L.L.P. discuss this use of software to lock up a client's account and how to successfully navigate it through use of…

Noncompete agreements a tricky target for Obama administration

Published May 16, 2016 CST

Though action's unlikely, White House plans to examine their uses and consequences, particularly for employees bound by them.

Aspen revamps leadership; Vitale retires

Published May 18, 2016 CST

CEO Mario Vitale and Robert Rheel, president of Aspen U.S., are leaving. Stephen Postlewhite takes over the top spot.

Berkshire Hathaway's Gen Re unit names new CEO

Published May 20, 2016 CST

Kara Raiguel to replace the retiring Tad Montross.

Teamsters' multiemployer pension fund looks to Congress for help

Published May 20, 2016 CST

The Teamsters Central States Pension Fund says it will now turn to federal lawmakers for help to prevent the collapse of the massively underfunded multiemployer pension plan.

Swiss Re names new North America corporate solutions CEO

Published May 19, 2016 CST

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd. on Thursday said it has appointed Ivan Gonzalez as CEO of North America effective July 1.

Top 5: A look at the highest paid property/casualty executives

Published May 13, 2016 CST

Compensation climbed for three of the top five CEOs in 2015.

LinkedIn to wipe out passwords for 100 million hacked accounts

Published May 18, 2016 CST

It looks like a 2012 data theft affected far more users of the professional networking site than originally thought.

Insurers dive into ACA's exchanges as big names exit

Published May 17, 2016 CST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Humana Inc. are bailing on multiple exchanges that sell individual health insurance. But other companies are willingly, and quietly, taking their place.

AIG general counsel to step down

Published May 17, 2016 CST

Tom Russo will retire as general counsel of American International Group Inc., according to an internal memo sent to AIG employees.

Travelers unit not liable for Fendi counterfeiter's legal payouts

Published May 17, 2016 CST

The insurer is off the hook for a $34.7 million judgment awarded to the retailer over fake purses and wallets.

(subscription required)Transgender bathroom law prompts employer action

Published May 22, 2016 CST

North Carolina law limiting washroom use to birth sex opens door to discussion while raising barriers.

Blue Cross insurer sues U.S. for funds owed under health care law

Published May 18, 2016 CST

Highmark and its subsidiaries say the federal government failed to pay funds for public health insurance exchange safety net programs.

Federal Reserve to release insurer capital standards soon

Published May 20, 2016 CST

The Federal Reserve plans to unveil its approach in formulating capital standards for insurers it oversees in “coming weeks.”

Employers increasingly buy into workplace well-being

Published May 19, 2016 CST

Creating a healthy workplace culture is top of mind for most employers, a new analysis shows.

'Clear and present danger' of cyber crime requires cooperative response

Published May 17, 2016 CST

Organizations in the financial and professional services sectors must collaborate to help fight cyber risks, experts say.

Behind-the-scenes squabbles between Anthem, Cigna

Published May 23, 2016 CST

Squabbles have apparently flared up behind the scenes in the proposed $53 billion merger of health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp.

Employers score victory on defense costs in Supreme Court EEOC case

Published May 19, 2016 CST

The Supreme Court says defendants in EEOC cases need not win a case to be awarded attorney fees.

Golfer Mickelson not charged in insider trading, to pay back $1 million

Published May 19, 2016 CST

Regulators say Phil Mickelson “made money that wasn't his to make” when he bought shares of Dean Foods in 2012.

Challenging 2016 predicted for property/casualty insurers

Published May 17, 2016 CST

U.S. commercial property/casualty underwriting performance appears likely to fall short in 2016, according to Fitch Ratings.

Gallagher acquires specialty health care industry broker

Published May 20, 2016 CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired McNeary Inc., a Charlotte, North Carolina-based insurance broker.

Lockton acquires benefits consulting firm

Published May 19, 2016 CST

Lockton Cos. L.L.C. said Thursday it acquired has Glastonbury, Connecticut-based Outland Consultants L.L.C.

Ryan Specialty moves E&O program to Lloyd's from Aspen

Published May 18, 2016 CST

Ryan Specialty Group L.L.C.'s ThinkRisk Underwriting Agency said Wednesday that it will transition its converging risk program from Aspen U.S. Insurance to Lloyd's of London.