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Employers report benefits from on-site or near-site employee health clinics

Published January 06, 2015 CST

A majority of employers providing health care services through on-site or near-site clinics say those services helped them lower their overall medical costs and improve their employees' health, a new survey shows.

Court shields workers comp settlement, Medicare set-aside in bankruptcy

Published January 09, 2015 CST

A worker who used his workers comp settlement and Medicare set-aside account funds to buy real estate and a new truck will not have to include those items as assets under his Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings.

Garmin corporate wellness website tracks participants' activity data

Published January 09, 2015 CST

Tracking technology company Garmin Ltd. has created the Garmin Connect wellness portal, a website designed for corporate wellness programs that allows employers to track the activity data of participating employees.

Pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions

Published January 22, 2015 CST

Two former professional wrestlers have sued World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for concussions they sustained during their careers.

Almost two-thirds of workers comp costs traced to top five injury types

Published January 14, 2015 CST

The five leading causes of workplace injuries accounted for about 65% of workers compensation costs in 2012, according to new research by Liberty Mutual Group Inc.

Insurance broker team joins Insgroup from Dean & Draper

Published January 12, 2015 CST

A former partner at Houston-based Dean & Draper Insurance Agency L.P., J. Mace Meeks, has joined insurance broker Insgroup Inc., bringing along annual premium of $35 million and nine associates, Insgroup announced.

Dead worker's estate can't collect on liability policy

Published January 22, 2015 CST

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday found that Florida's workers comp exclusive remedy provision prevents a $9.5 million liability judgment from being paid by an insurer to the estate of a Florida worker killed on the job.

EEOC workplace harassment task force to include employers, worker advocates

Published January 14, 2015 CST

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jenny R. Yang announced the creation of a task force to address the issue of workplace harassment during a public hearing on the issue Wednesday.

Arthur J. Gallagher acquires California employee benefits consulting firm

Published January 13, 2015 CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Newport Beach, California-based employee benefits consulting firm e3 Financial.

Alliant Insurance Services acquires American Benefits Consulting

Published January 08, 2015 CST

Specialty insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services Inc. said Wednesday it has acquired employee benefits consulting firm American Benefits Consulting L.L.C.

Unsealed lawsuits tell of alleged fraud by asbestos law firms

Published January 21, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — U.S. personal injury lawyers allegedly concealed evidence and induced clients to commit perjury to drive up asbestos-related settlements and garner bigger fees, according to recently unsealed lawsuits.

HIIG acquires Elite Underwriting Services

Published January 16, 2015 CST

Houston International Insurance Group Ltd. has acquired Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Elite Underwriting Services.

Louisiana to cut workers compensation insurance rates by 2.4%

Published December 17, 2014 CST

Louisiana businesses will see a 2.4% cut in workers compensation insurance rates as of May 1, 2015, according to the state's insurance department.

House bill targets ACA's 30-hour definition for full-time employees

Published January 07, 2015 CST

The House is expected to vote this week on legislation to ease the health reform law's definition of a full-time employee by changing it to those working an average of at least 40 hours per week.

Did your celebrity endorser fall from grace? There's insurance for that

Published January 29, 2015 CST

An American International Group Inc. unit is offering limits of up to $5 million through a product designed to help policyholders respond to risks from a celebrity endorser's fall from grace, scandal or unexpected death, the insurer said Thursday.

Green Bay banking company acquiring consulting firm for $48 million

Published January 21, 2015 CST

The deal which is expected to close in February, could cost as much as $56 million if certain contingencies are met, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Associated Banc-Corp said in a statement released Jan. 16.

Hiscox acquires MGA and high-end insurer

Published January 14, 2015 CST

Hiscox Ltd. said Wednesday it had reached a preliminary agreement to acquire a managing general agent and a high-net-worth insurance company from Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd.

To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats

Published January 13, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot.

Senate support grows for bill redefining ACA full-time work week to 40 hours

Published January 13, 2015 CST

Following approval last week by the House of Representatives, legislation that would ease the health care reform law's definition of a full-time employee is quickly picking up support in the Senate.

Obama to propose new laws to protect consumer data, privacy

Published January 12, 2015 CST

(Reuters) —President Barack Obama on Monday plans to discuss three new proposed laws aimed at protecting Americans and the trail of data they leave on smart phones, computers and other devices.

Obama to announce push for paid leave, sick time for workers

Published January 15, 2015 CST

(Reuters) — President Barack Obama will announce on Thursday a handful of initiatives to boost paid leave and sick time, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said in a statement.

Jockey accident medical coverage for racetracks launched

Published January 15, 2015 CST

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Lockton Cos. L.L.C., and Burns & Wilcox Brokerage have launched a jockey accident medical coverage for racetracks.

Federal health insurance exchange enrollment nearly 6.6 million: HHS

Published January 07, 2015 CST

Nearly 6.6 million individuals signed up for health insurance plans through the federal exchange during the first seven weeks of the 2015 open enrollment season, the HHS reported Wednesday.

North American 2014 insured cat losses hit $18B: Munich Re

Published January 07, 2015 CST

North American insured catastrophe losses totaled about $18 billion in 2014, according to an analysis released Wednesday by Munich Reinsurance Co.

South Carolina high court grants comp benefits to worker who tripped on carpet

Published January 15, 2015 CST

A South Carolina state employee who tripped and fell on the job should receive workers compensation benefits for her injuries even though the carpet she tripped on was not a unique condition of her employment.