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Police say 2 may have committed suicide after Ashley Madison hack

Published August 24, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — At least two people may have committed suicide following the hacking of the Ashley Madison cheating website that exposed the information of clients, Toronto police said on Monday.

Rival pays Arthur J. Gallagher to settle exec poaching suit

Published August 26, 2015 CST

Arthur J. Gallagher, the London-based international arm of brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., said Wednesday it had reached a settlement with David Ross, the former CEO of its international operations, and two other executives.

Health plan premium costs rising for most employers

Published August 21, 2015 CST

The vast majority of employers are reporting increases in the premiums they currently pay for employee health plans, according to a new survey by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

CBS Sports worker can sue UnitedHealth over mental health parity

Published August 21, 2015 CST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. must face litigation that it illegally restricted a CBS Sports Network employee's coverage for mental health expenses, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Wellness program measurements evolve

Published August 20, 2015 CST

A recent Business Insurance webinar explored possible strategies for effectively measuring total value of investments in wellness programs.

Cigna cleared of stealing firm's points-based wellness plan

Published August 25, 2015 CST

An Illinois appeals court says Cigna Corp. did not steal its concept for a points-based workplace wellness program from a competing health insurer.

Zurich, RSA investors face struggle to bridge valuation gap

Published August 21, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — Shareholders in British insurer RSA Insurance Group P.L.C. are bracing for a lowball bid from prospective suitor Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., putting one of Europe's largest-ever insurance deals in doubt.

FTC has authority to police cyber security, court says

Published August 24, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cyber security, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp. of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information.

Ten automakers sued over keyless ignitions

Published August 26, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — Ten of the world's biggest automakers were sued on Wednesday by consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths.

Lloyd's anticipates challenges of drone coverage

Published August 20, 2015 CST

Risks developing from the growing drone industry are the focus of a report released Thursday by Lloyd's of London.

Zurich announces $9 billion offer for U.K. rival

Published August 25, 2015 CST

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. on Tuesday made a tentative offer to buy London-based RSA Insurance Group P.L.C. in a deal that would value RSA at about 5.6 billion ($8.79 billion).

3.4% comp rate hike recommended for Virginia

Published August 18, 2015 CST

Despite recommending loss-cost reductions in most states, the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. is recommending a 3.4% increase in Virginia's workers compensation loss-cost rates.

Coalition takes aim at health reform law's 40% excise tax

Published August 21, 2015 CST

A coalition of employers, insurers and unions on Friday urged federal lawmakers to repeal the health care reform law's so-called Cadillac tax.

Health care premiums rise, more increases coming

Published August 26, 2015 CST

Group health care premiums continue to outpace inflation, and while most employers are feeling the pressure of rising health care costs, benefits experts say smaller employers may face a heavier burden.

(subscription required)Excess and surplus lines seeing boom times

Published August 23, 2015 CST

An improving economy, new regulations and new businesses are helping to drive dollars into the excess and surplus lines market and the 14 stamping offices nationwide.

California workers comp premiums could see another reduction

Published August 21, 2015 CST

California regulators are proposing another reduction in average premiums for workers compensation coverage amid improving loss experience in the system.

Swiss Re CEO sees prices stabilizing

Published August 25, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — After years of steep declines, prices in the property/casualty reinsurance market are stabilizing at a level acceptable to Swiss Re Ltd., the chief executive of the world's second-biggest reinsurer said in an interview.

Chubb exec joins rival insurer

Published August 25, 2015 CST

Longtime Chubb executive Julie Stephenson will join rival insurer CNA Financial Corp. as senior vice president and chief underwriting officer for CNA Commercial.

Business Insurance announces 40 Under 40 broker honorees for 2015

Published August 18, 2015 CST

Business Insurance on Tuesday announced the honorees for its third annual 40 Under 40 Broker Awards.

Deaf worker whose job offer was rescinded wins bias appeal

Published August 24, 2015 CST

Deaf employees are allowed to use alternate alerting devices to perform their job, says an appeals court that reversed a ruling Monday in favor of a deaf job applicant who had a job offer rescinded after being offered the position.

(subscription required)Reinsurance reform act seeing mixed results

Published August 23, 2015 CST

The Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act has achieved most but not all of its objectives.

Texas employer not liable after worker beat up supervisor

Published August 24, 2015 CST

A Texas appeals court has ruled that a workers compensation nonsubscriber is not liable for negligence, despite failing to perform a criminal background check on a worker who assaulted another employee.

New tool will compare costs and benefits of cancer treatments

Published August 21, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — As options for cancer patients become increasingly complicated and expensive, the most influential source for U.S. oncology treatment guidelines will for the first time offer a tool to assess the costs versus benefits of available therapies.

(subscription required)Buyers see rates drop on deep capacity

Published August 23, 2015 CST

The excess and surplus lines market is favoring buyers as abundant capacity and competition are resulting in rate declines, with the extent depending on the line of business.

Crawford chief to step down

Published August 24, 2015 CST

Jeffrey Bowman is stepping down after nearly eight years at the helm of Crawford & Co., the claims manager said Monday.