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Innovative technology platform streamlines return to work process

Published February 28, 2015 - 6:00am CST

In our latest In Focus video, we spotlight the automated return to work platform that earned Riskonnect Inc. a Business Insurance 2015 Innovation Award.

Uber says security breach affected about 50,000 drivers

Published February 27, 2015 - 9:38pm CST

(Reuters) — A security breach at car service Uber may have disclosed the names and driver's license numbers of about 50,000 drivers across multiple states, the company said in a statement on Friday.

Sleepy's defamation case against Select Comfort is revived

Published February 27, 2015 - 5:04pm CST

(Reuters) — A federal appeals court in New York has revived a lawsuit accusing bedding retailer Select Comfort Corp. of defamation for employing sales staff who discouraged undercover shoppers from buying beds at rival Sleepy's L.L.C.

Contractor not liable for death of painter who fell off flat roof

By: Bill Kenealy

Published February 27, 2015 - 2:13pm CST

An Ohio appellate court judge has found that a painting contractor is not liable for the 2011 death of a worker even though the company was cited for safety violations in relation to the worker’s fatal fall.

Missouri House bill seeks prescription drug monitoring

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published February 27, 2015 - 1:26pm CST

The Missouri House of Representatives has passed a bill to enact a statewide prescription drug monitoring program.

Ex-AIG leader Benmosche dies at 70

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published February 27, 2015 - 1:20pm CST

Former American International Group Inc. President and CEO Robert H. Benmosche, who had battled cancer for five years, died Friday in New York. He was 70.

FM Global's 2014 net income down 6.2% from prior year

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published February 27, 2015 - 1:10pm CST

FM Global's 2014 net income fell 6.2% from that of a year earlier to $956.4 million, the mutual insurer reported Friday.

Disability support firm sued over firing disabled workers

By: Judy Greenwald

Published February 27, 2015 - 1:05pm CST

A Phoenix disability support services company is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly discriminating against disabled employees by refusing to provide them with reasonable accommodations, the agency said.

Lenovo to allay security concerns with free McAfee LiveSafe

Published February 27, 2015 - 11:04am CST

(Reuters) — China's Lenovo Group Ltd. on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel Corp. security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as “Superfish,” which made PCs vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Opioid painkillers emerging as safety threat for elderly

By: Bill Kenealy

Published February 27, 2015 - 9:39am CST

The use of opioid painkillers is a burgeoning safety issue confronting elderly adults, a National Safety Council study finds.

Replacing health reform law a conundrum for conservatives

By: Paul Demko, Modern Healthcare

Published February 27, 2015 - 9:07am CST

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act inspired the usual red-meat rhetoric at the Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington on Thursday.

This week's Top 10 features on BusinessInsurance.com

Published February 27, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Find out which of this week's features on BusinessInsurance.com were the most popular.

Workers disability bias cases reinstated

By: Judy Greenwald

Published February 26, 2015 - 2:49pm CST

Two appellate courts have separately ruled against employers — Sears Roebuck & Co. and an Ohio hospital — in disability discrimination cases holding that they failed to accommodate disabled workers.

Most wanted transportation safety improvements

Published February 26, 2015 - 2:42pm CST

The National Transportation Safety Board released in January its list of "most wanted" safety improvements in 2015. Find out what ranked on its wish list in this photo gallery.

United Airlines warns pilots after four safety incidents

Published February 26, 2015 - 2:13pm CST

(Reuters) — United Continental Holdings Inc. warned its pilots last month to double down on safety procedures after one flight was in danger of crashing and another landed with fewer fuel reserves than regulations require, the airline confirmed Wednesday.