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Travelers sues P.F. Chang's to avoid paying breach costs

Published October 13, 2014 CST

A Travelers Cos. unit has filed suit against P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. seeking a judicial declaration that it is not obligated to provide indemnity coverage or defense costs in connection with a data breach announced earlier this year.

Employers taking action to avoid ACA excise tax

Published October 16, 2014 CST

Forty percent of employers say they expect at least one of their health care plans to be affected by a health care reform law-authorized excise tax — unless they act — with many already taking steps to reduce the likelihood that they will be hit by the tax.

Colorado's September hailstorm insured damage estimated at $213.3M

Published October 13, 2014 CST

A Sept. 29 hailstorm that pounded parts of Colorado's Front Range has been ranked as the state's 8th most expensive hailstorm on record, racking up an estimated $213.3 million in insured losses.

Hartford offers commercial auto discounts to encourage driver safety

Published October 15, 2014 CST

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has added premium discounts and other rewards to its commercial auto policy to encourage driver safety among small and midsize businesses.

Workers' compensation rates drop again in Michigan

Published October 15, 2014 CST

Businesses in Michigan are continuing to see savings in their workers compensation rates and have saved more than $277 million since 2011, a fact the state now touts to companies interested in coming to Michigan.

Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers elects chairman for 2015

Published October 15, 2014 CST

Steve Brockmeyer, president and CEO of Pasadena, California-based Bolton & Co. was elected as 2015 chairman of the Washington-based Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers on Tuesday.

USI expands in Northwest with purchase of employee benefits broker

Published October 14, 2014 CST

USI Insurance Services L.L.C. has acquired Wallace Insurance Inc./Scott Insurance Services, a middle-market employee benefits broker based in Anchorage, Alaska.

Workers comp reform hasn't helped Illinois' construction industry

Published October 13, 2014 CST

It's been three years since sweeping reforms to Illinois workers compensation laws reduced the costs for treating injured employees. But those in the construction industry say they have yet to see meaningful reductions in premium costs.

Hub names president for national employee benefits practice

Published October 13, 2014 CST

Mike Barone has been named president of Hub International Ltd.’s national employee benefits practice, a newly created position charged with directing and enhancing Hub’s investments in employee benefits products and solutions for middle-market employers, the company reported.

Business Insurance names 2014 Women to Watch

Published October 08, 2014 CST

Business Insurance on Wednesday announced the honorees for its 2014 Women to Watch recognition program.

Berkshire-owned Dairy Queen says customer data hacked in 46 states

Published October 10, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Ice cream and fast-food restaurant chain Dairy Queen has confirmed a security breach that may have compromised the payment card information of customers at several hundred locations across 46 U.S. states.

Illinois workers not required to give notice before seeking treatment: Court

Published September 29, 2014 CST

Courts rule that Illinois employers can't require workers to provide notice prior to seeking medical treatment for workplace injuries.

Mississippi worker driving without headlights, seat belt entitled to comp

Published October 03, 2014 CST

A Mississippi worker who was in an auto accident while driving a company-owned vehicle with the headlights off and no seat belt on should receive workers compensation benefits, a divided Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

NCCI recommends Kansas workers comp rate cut of 10.4% in 2015

Published September 25, 2014 CST

The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has proposed a 10.4% decrease in Kansas workers compensation advisory rates for 2015.

Hub International acquires mid-market broker FieldEddy

Published October 08, 2014 CST

Hub International Ltd. has acquired the assets of mid-market broker FieldEddy Inc. and its Your Choice Insurance Agency Inc. subsidiary.

AIG expands excess casualty liability cover for railroads

Published October 09, 2014 CST

With increased rail traffic and more cars carrying potentially hazardous materials American International Group Inc. has expanded its excess casualty liability limits for Class 1 railroads in the United States and Canada.

Workers comp PBMs Progressive Medical and PMSI to rebrand as Helios

Published July 15, 2014 CST

Progressive Medical Inc. and PMSI Inc., two workers compensation pharmacy benefit managers that merged in October, will begin operating under the name Helios in August, according to a statement issued Tuesday.

Hub acquires San Diego-area property/casualty, benefits broker

Published October 06, 2014 CST

Hub International Ltd. has acquired the assets of Carlsbad, California-based brokerage Marrs Maddocks & Associates Insurance Services Inc., the company announced on Monday.

Cyber breaches inevitable; business leaders advised to be prepared

Published October 01, 2014 CST

CHICAGO — When it comes to data breaches, it's not a matter of “if,” but “when,” speakers said during the National Risk Retention Association's conference in Chicago.

COMMENTARY: Wellness programs should address sleep disorders

Published August 31, 2014 CST

As employers review their wellness programs, they should consider addressing a problem suffered by millions of Americans that is contributing to health disorders, weight gain, lost productivity and motor vehicle accidents.

Gallagher captive manager Artex discloses it's subject to IRS probe

Published September 10, 2014 CST

Artex Risk Solutions Inc. has confirmed that it is involved in an Internal Revenue Service probe into captive insurers formed under 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Cyber security incident reports increased 48% this year

Published September 30, 2014 CST

The number of cyber security incidents has increased 48% this year, to 42.8 million, or the equivalent of 177,339 incoming attackers per day, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. survey released Tuesday.

Aon Risk Solutions fills U.S. financial management positions

Published September 09, 2014 CST

Aon P.L.C.'s Aon Risk Solutions operation announced a series of changes to the management of its U.S. financial services group management team on Monday.

Mid-market companies plan to increase data security spending: Survey

Published September 19, 2014 CST

Recent data breaches involving high-profile companies such as Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. are having an effect on how much middle-market companies spend on data security.

Real estate firm Essex Property reports data breach

Published September 30, 2014 CST

Essex Property Trust Inc., a Palo Alto, California-based real estate investment trust, said that certain of its computer networks containing personal and proprietary information have been breached.