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NFL Players Sue over Health Issues

Published March 30, 2015 - 4:47pm CST

Chris Borland, a 24-year-old linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, retired from the National Football League in March to protect his health, an issue over which several current and former NFL players have sued the league.

W.R. Berkley to merge two U.S. reinsurer units

By: Shelby Livingston

Published March 30, 2015 - 4:04pm CST

W.R. Berkley Corp. on Monday announced it will merge its two U.S. reinsurance underwriting units, Berkley Re America L.L.C. and Facultative ReSources Inc.

Germanwings' insurers liable for crash claims

By: Sarah Veysey

Published March 30, 2015 - 3:38pm CST

The insurers of the Germanwings plane that crashed last week killing all 150 people on board will be liable to pay claims of about $300 million even if it is established that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the flight.

Members of EEOC workplace harassment task force selected

By: Judy Greenwald

Published March 30, 2015 - 3:09pm CST

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday announced the membership of a Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace that will reflect a wide range of perspectives.

Feds delay health benefit summary requirements

By: Sheena Harrison

Published March 30, 2015 - 3:07pm CST

The U.S. Department of Labor said Monday that it has delayed a deadline for providing new summary of benefits and coverage statements to group health plan members under federal health care reform rules.

AIG Chairman Steve Miller to step down in July: Wall Street Journal

Published March 30, 2015 - 2:53pm CST

(Reuters) — American International Group Inc. Chairman Robert "Steve" Miller intends to step down in July after five years in the role, the Wall Street Journal reported.

NCCI files for 2.6% Maine workers comp loss cost rate increase

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published March 30, 2015 - 2:14pm CST

The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has filed to increase Maine workers compensation loss cost rates by 2.6% beginning April 1.

Germanwings loss pressures aviation war insurers

By: Judy Greenwald

Published March 30, 2015 - 2:02pm CST

Last week's crash of the Germanwings plane in which all 150 aboard were killed will put further pressure on the already “beleaguered” aviation war sector, says A.M. Best Co. Inc. in a special report issued Monday.

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford names new Latin America CEO

By: Shelby Livingston

Published March 30, 2015 - 12:15pm CST

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ltd. has appointed Ulisses Soares as CEO for the Latin America region, the London-based broker announced Monday.

Law firms looking into cyber insurance

By: Claire Bushey, Crain's Chicago Business

Published March 30, 2015 - 11:46am CST

Alarmed by their vulnerability to everything from sophisticated hacking to the hapless attorney who attaches the wrong spreadsheet to an email, law firms are turning to new must-have coverage: cyber insurance.

Pennsylvania workers comp rates to go down nearly 6%

By: Sheena Harrison

Published March 30, 2015 - 11:38am CST

Workers compensation advisory rates will decrease 5.99% for Pennsylvania employers on Wednesday, according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Controversies continue over narrow health plans

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published March 30, 2015 - 11:11am CST

Los Angeles colorectal surgeon Dr. Allen Kamrava regularly faces financial challenges related to narrow-network health plans.

Retiring Harry Reid vows to keep fighting for his landmark health care law

By: Harris Meyer, Modern Healthcare

Published March 30, 2015 - 10:42am CST

Working closely with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi five years ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid achieved a treasured goal that had eluded Democratic leaders since Franklin Delano Roosevelt — enactment of a national health insurance program expanding coverage to most Americans.

Supreme Court rejects health reform law's 'death panel' challenge

Published March 30, 2015 - 10:26am CST

(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs.

Does Zayn Malik's One Direction desertion call for compassionate leave?

Published March 30, 2015 - 10:19am CST

We all wept into our morning coffee when we heard Zayn Malik confirm that he has quit One Direction — or at least we googled to make sure which member of the planet's biggest boyband Zayn is.