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Many private health exchange options for post-65 retirees

Published November 23, 2014 CST

There are as many as 100 private exchange options available to employers offering post-65 retiree health benefits, according to research by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Obese workers' absenteeism costs U.S. employers $8.65B a year

Published November 18, 2014 CST

Absenteeism among obese workers in the United States costs employers about $8.65 billion each year, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Liberty Mutual expands cyber coverage for commercial buyers

Published November 24, 2014 CST

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. on Monday said it is offering cyber coverage to users of its commercial package products and monoline general liability policies for small and midsize businesses.

Hilb Group acquires North Carolina employee benefits broker

Published November 04, 2014 CST

The Hilb Group L.L.C. has acquired middle market employee benefits broker Lake Norman Benefits Inc.

Employers moving post-65 retirees to private health insurance exchanges

Published November 23, 2014 CST

A growing number of employers that offer health insurance to post-65 retirees are turning to private exchanges since the health care reform law took effect to provide coverage on an individual basis, often at a lower cost than their group plans could.

Hub International launches entertainment industry practice

Published November 13, 2014 CST

Middle-market broker Hub International Ltd. is launching an entertainment practice to focus on providing risk management and insurance solutions for all segments of the entertainment industry

Cyber-related directors and officers liability claims expected to increase

Published November 09, 2014 CST

LAS VEGAS — Cyber-related directors and officers liability claims are rare, but that will likely change soon.

Hub International acquires benefits consultant Laurus Strategies

Published October 29, 2014 CST

Chicago-based Hub International Midwest, is acquiring the assets of Laurus Strategies, an employee benefits, human resource technology and global benefits consulting business.

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.

Workers compensation insurers to see profit in 2014: NCCI

Published November 10, 2014 CST

Workers compensation premiums are projected to grow 7% this year over 2013 to $39.3 billion as workers comp insurers see the first signs of profitability in eight years, the NCCI said Monday.

Missouri workers comp law bars negligence lawsuit against co-worker: Court

Published September 10, 2014 CST

A construction worker can't file a negligence action against his supervisor despite the fact that the exclusive remedy provisions of Missouri's workers compensation law didn't cover co-workers at the time he was injured.

Idaho workers comp rates mostly stable for 2015

Published October 29, 2014 CST

Idaho employers will see a “slight” reduction in workers compensation rates as of Jan. 1, 2015, the state Department of Insurance said Monday.

Corporate boards aware of cyber risk, but majority don't act on cyber security

Published November 04, 2014 CST

Two-thirds of corporate boards are very concerned about cyber security, but just 44% say they have made a decision on the topic, according to a board governance survey released Tuesday.

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.

Hub International unit buys mid-market broker Fotek

Published November 07, 2014 CST

Hub International Northeast Ltd., a subsidiary of insurance brokerage Hub International Ltd., has acquired Wall, New Jersey-based middle-market employee benefits broker Fotek Insurance Agency Inc.

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.

Financial institutions identify cyber risk as major concern: Survey

Published October 23, 2014 CST

A total of 84% of global financial institutions identified cyber risk as one of their top five concerns in a third-quarter survey by Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.

Marsh & McLennan Agency acquires California brokerage

Published November 07, 2014 CST

Marsh & McLennan Agency L.L.C., a division of Marsh L.L.C., has acquired Irvine, California-based middle-market property/casualty broker NuWest Insurance Services Inc.

EEOC private-sector bias charges decrease in 2014: Report

Published November 18, 2014 CST

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received a total of 88,778 private-sector charges of discrimination in fiscal year 2014, a decrease of about 5,000 from fiscal year 2013's total, according to a report issued by the agency Tuesday.

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.

Judge approves $2.4M settlement for Thai farmworkers in Hawaii

Published September 08, 2014 CST

A federal judge has approved $2.4 million in settlements between the EEOC and four Hawaii farms on behalf of about 500 Thai farmworkers who were allegedly subjected to national origin discrimination and retaliation.

Product helps small and midsize firms measure cyber attack readiness

Published October 21, 2014 CST

Information technology solutions provider eManagement Inc. has developed a new tool to help small and midsize businesses measure their readiness to respond to and recover from cyber security attacks.

IRS’ lack of definitive drugs list has firms fully covering maintenance meds

Published November 09, 2014 CST

More and more employers are covering maintenance medications at 100% in health savings account-qualified high-deductible health plans, despite IRS rules that limit such coverage only to preventive medicines and medical services.

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.

New York health insurance rates going up in 2015 for individuals, small groups

Published September 04, 2014 CST

New York state's individual and small group health insurance rates for the 2015 plan year, including rates for plans purchased through New York's public health insurance exchange, will increase by averages of 5.7% and 6.7% respectively.