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Restaurant chain Jimmy John's reports data breach at 216 stores

Published September 24, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John's said there was a potential security breach involving customers' credit and debit card data at 216 of its stores and franchised locations this summer.

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.

U.S. public pension gap at least $2 trillion: Moody's

Published September 26, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — The U.S. public pension gap has tripled to at least $2 trillion in less than a decade, Moody's Investors Service Inc. said in a report Thursday.

House approves bill defining full-time employees as those working 40 hours

Published September 19, 2014 CST

For the second time this year, the House of Representatives approved legislation to ease the health care reform law's definition of a full-time employee by changing it to those working an average of at least 40 hours per week.

Hospitals' uncompensated care will drop $5.7 billion this year: HHS

Published September 25, 2014 CST

The Obama administration has a new projection of the benefit hospitals will enjoy this year as they provide less care that no one pays for: $5.7 billion. Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are getting most of it.

ACA's medical outcomes research fee to increase

Published September 19, 2014 CST

A medical outcomes research fee mandated by the health care reform law and paid by self-funded employers and insurers is going up slightly.

EEOC sues two employers over fired transgender employees

Published September 25, 2014 CST

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said on Thursday it has filed gender discrimination lawsuits in Michigan and Florida against employers it says discriminated against transgender employees.

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.

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.

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.

Unintended disclosure, paper records loss most common data breaches: Study

Published September 18, 2014 CST

A study of more than 1,500 data breaches in 2013 and 2014 by a unit of Beazley P.L.C. reveals that the two most common sources of breaches are unintended disclosure and the physical loss of paper records.

COMMENTARY: Businesses need permission to retaliate against hackers

Published September 28, 2014 CST

As I opened yet another email last week warning me that my credit card information may have been compromised since recently shopping at some big-name retailer, I have come to the conclusion that it's virtually impossible for any business to guard against Internet intruders.

Mid-market consultant Benefits Resource joins Digital Benefits Advisors

Published September 17, 2014 CST

Atlanta-based Digital Benefits Advisors on Wednesday said it has added Benefits Resource L.L.C., an Aliso Viejo, California-based consultant, to its nationwide network of employee benefits-only service providers.

Employers support same-sex marriage for Texas, other southern states

Published September 18, 2014 CST

A group of employers has urged a judicial panel in New Orleans to uphold same-sex couples' right to legally marry in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Navigators launches cyber liability and data breach insurance

Published September 16, 2014 CST

The Navigators Group Inc.'s principal underwriting agency subsidiary, Navigators Management Co. Inc., has introduced a new cyber liability and privacy/data breach coverage product called NAVSecure.

Senior execs increasingly more hands-on in medical stop-loss decisions: Study

Published August 29, 2014 CST

As high-cost medical claims continue to rise among employers that self-insure their group health benefits, the number of senior executives, financial officers and risk managers involving themselves in their company's decisions regarding stop-loss insurance is also increasing.

OFF BEAT: Adjuster who drove her way out of a job winds up with settlement

Published August 20, 2014 CST

Even when a loss assessor contributes to losses for the insurer she works for it’s apparently not sufficient grounds in Ireland to fire her.

Former New York Mets executive sues team owner for pregnancy discrimination

Published September 11, 2014 CST

A former New York Mets executive says one of the team’s co-owners routinely harassed, humiliated and eventually fired her because he objected to her being pregnant and unmarried, according to a federal lawsuit.

Mid-market companies must plan and strategize before managing risks abroad

Published September 14, 2014 CST

A midsize company must set its international strategy and mine its resources before deciding how to manage its risks when expanding abroad.

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.

Larger buyers slow to adopt electronic insurance placement

Published August 31, 2014 CST

While placing commercial insurance electronically has the potential to benefit the buyer and the seller, it has yet to gain widespread acceptance and even faces some resistance.

Electronic platforms linking brokers and insurers common

Published August 31, 2014 CST

While the direct sale of commercial insurance through online channels remains limited, using online platforms to link insurance intermediaries and insurers has become commonplace.

Brokers should assess how buyouts will affect the way they service clients

Published August 17, 2014 CST

When mid-market insurance brokers are acquired by larger competitors, maintaining the client relationships they've spent years developing demands an open dialogue between producers and insurance purchasers about their respective post-sale expectations.

Integro adds middle-market expertise with two broker hires

Published September 15, 2014 CST

Integro Ltd. is bolstering its middle-market practice with the addition of two experienced brokers focused on its operations in New York and New Jersey.

Malware breach at 51 UPS stores 'fully contained': Company

Published August 21, 2014 CST

The UPS Store Inc. said Wednesday that customer data at 51 of its franchised stores in 24 states may have been breached, although the situation is now contained and there is no evidence to date of fraud.