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(subscription required)Insurers' counteroffensive touts lower costs, sufficient choice

Published July 31, 2016 CST

Immediately following the U.S. Justice Department's July decision to fight the billion-dollar mergers of Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., as well as Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., the insurers launched a counterattack.

(subscription required)Truth suffers collateral damage

Published July 31, 2016 CST

Legal experts are divided over the impact of a ruling by the United Kingdom's highest court that insurers must pay a claim despite a policyholder's false statement supporting that claim.

(subscription required)Political parties differ widely on health care

Published July 31, 2016 CST

According to their election platforms, the Democrats and Republicans agree that they would like to change the system established by the Affordable Care Act, but neither party looks to have enough clout to make their changes no matter who wins the presidency.

(subscription required)Pokémon Go distractions can cause all kinds of havoc

Published July 31, 2016 CST

Businesses should review and reaffirm provisions of their cyber insurance to avoid potential liability from a series of issues raised by the Pokémon Go craze.

(subscription required)Terror attacks, higher risks put focus on travel security

Published July 31, 2016 CST

A safe international business trip begins long before a jet's wheels touch down at the travelers' destination.

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Published July 31, 2016 CST

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(subscription required)Doing the math on cyber risk

Published August 07, 2016 CST

Risk managers are exploring quantification techniques to better understand their cyber risk exposures and how much cyber insurance to buy.

(subscription required)Cyber extortion risks increase as threats grow more sophisticated

Published August 07, 2016 CST

Cyber extortion is a growing threat across industries, and particularly health care organizations, as criminals cast their nets wider using increasingly sophisticated malicious code.

(subscription required)Health insurer mergers in jeopardy after suit cites competitive concerns

Published July 31, 2016 CST

The Justice Department's strong objections to merging Anthem with Cigna and Aetna with Humana have left significant doubt about either deal being completed.

(subscription required)Cyber breach plans should be ready to deploy

Published August 07, 2016 CST

The challenges of dealing with any cyber attack are multiplied if companies lack a detailed, flexible plan to respond to a breach.

(subscription required)Athletes play hardball over concussions

Published July 31, 2016 CST

Concerns about the long-term effects of head trauma could lead some insurers to add exclusions to sports insurance policies.

(subscription required)Cultural change needed to tackle mental health care

Published July 31, 2016 CST

The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 shows employers must address workers' mental health conditions, experts say.

(subscription required)Opioid law provides limited relief to big problem

Published July 31, 2016 CST

A federal law aimed at cutting opioid addiction lacks funding and scope, but could still help injured workers.

Munich Re on track for profit target, lifting shares

Published August 09, 2016 CST

(Reuters) — German reinsurer Munich Re said it was on course to reach its full-year earnings goal after realized investment gains helped offset higher natural disaster claims to produce a small fall in second quarter profit.

Fixing the insurance exchanges

Published August 08, 2016 CST

Many health insurers who ventured into the insurance marketplaces are sending a clear message: We're taking our ball and going home.

Swiss Re makes Middle East, Africa reinsurance appointment

Published August 09, 2016 CST

Swiss Re Ltd. has appointed Tavaziva Madzinga as reinsurance managing director and market executive for Middle East and Africa effective Nov. 1, it announced Tuesday.

AIG sells majority stake in managing general agent

Published August 08, 2016 CST

The insurer has agreed to sell a controlling stake in NSM Insurance Group to private equity investment firm, ABRY Partners.

Australia sets up cyber-intelligence unit

Published August 09, 2016 CST

(Reuters) — Australia has set up a cyber-intelligence unit to identify terrorism financing, money laundering and financial fraud online, the government said on Tuesday, because of "unprecedented" threats to national security.

Judge sticks with Aetna-Humana merger case, reassigns Anthem-Cigna

Published August 05, 2016 CST

Judge John D. Bates says he'll keep Aetna and Humana's case because it “must proceed" before a merger deadline of Dec. 31.

UnitedHealth Group cuts 115 jobs in Optum unit

Published August 05, 2016 CST

UnitedHealth Group is laying off 115 employees in Ohio within its Optum business, which provides health information and technology services.

Former California insurance commissioner dies at 94

Published August 03, 2016 CST

Former California Insurance Commissioner Wesley Kinder, 94, of La Habra, California, died on July 25.

Barclays reaches $100 million LIBOR settlement

Published August 08, 2016 CST

(Reuters) — Barclays has reached a $100 million multi-state settlement over charges that it manipulated the Libor and Euribor interest rate benchmarks, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Monday.

Excluding farm, ranch laborers from comp system found unconstitutional

Published July 05, 2016 CST

Excluding agricultural workers from New Mexico's comp system is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

New Starr unit gets 'A' rating from Best

Published August 09, 2016 CST

A.M. Best Co. Inc. has assigned an A financial strength rating to Starr International (Europe) Ltd., it said Monday.

Grain elevator operator gets safety cite after worker hospitalized

Published August 05, 2016 CST

A North Dakota grain facility has been cited and is facing proposed penalties of $104,300 after a 36-year-old employee was hospitalized after being injured on the job.