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Business Insurance webinar addresses health care reform compliance

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 30, 2015 - 4:40pm CST

Employers should prepare to comply with new health benefits requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, speakers said during a new Business Insurance webinar.

Dating site paid hacker to not sell stolen data

Published January 30, 2015 - 3:27pm CST

(Reuters) — Topface, one of the world's largest dating websites, said it has paid a hacker an undisclosed sum to stop trying to sell about 20 million email addresses stolen from the Russian company.

Ex-NFL lineman defends his comp award despite 'Survivor' stint

Published January 30, 2015 - 3:22pm CST

A former football star is taking to the airwaves and flexing his muscles to prove he didn't commit insurance fraud.

Captive insurer count up in South Carolina, Arizona

By: Jerry Geisel

Published January 30, 2015 - 3:06pm CST

South Carolina and Arizona reported significant growth in captive insurer formations in 2014.

T-Mobile facing labor claim despite address mix-up

By: Bill Kenealy

Published January 30, 2015 - 2:23pm CST

A New York state appellate court has ruled in favor of a construction worker who misidentified the location of his accident when he filed a labor law claim.

1970 sex discrimination guidelines getting 2015 look

By: Judy Greenwald

Published January 30, 2015 - 2:10pm CST

Proposed new U.S. Department of Labor sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors to follow — the first update since 1970 — were published Friday in the Federal Register.

Validus credits diversification for improved fourth quarter

By: Bill Kenealy

Published January 30, 2015 - 1:12pm CST

Pembroke, Bermuda-based Validus Holdings Ltd. posted strong fourth-quarter financial results as its efforts to diversify its business beyond the competitive reinsurance and London markets gather steam.

Willis exec tapped to run JLT Asia

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 30, 2015 - 12:18pm CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. has named a former Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. executive to lead its Jardine Lloyd Thompson Asia subsidiary, the firm said Friday.

Lyft drivers may be entitled to employee benefits

Published January 30, 2015 - 11:53am CST

(Reuters) — A U.S. judge on Thursday said it was “very difficult” to decide whether drivers for smartphone-enabled car service Lyft are employees or independent contractors, but that California law appears to favor the drivers.

POM Wonderful loses bid to tout health benefits in ads

Published January 30, 2015 - 11:28am CST

(Reuters) — POM Wonderful cannot advertise that its pomegranate juice drinks treat or prevent heart disease or other ailments unless it has proof, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday in upholding an order by the Federal Trade Commission.

Chubb reports best quarterly combined ratio in six years

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published January 30, 2015 - 10:56am CST

Chubb Corp. posted its best quarterly combined ratio in the past six years in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Warren, New Jersey-based insurer said in an earnings release.

This week's Top 10 features on BusinessInsurance.com

Published January 30, 2015 - 6:00am CST

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

BusinessInsurance.com launches responsive design website

By: Gavin Souter

Published January 29, 2015 - 7:27pm CST

Take a look at the new BusinessInsurance.com. View it on your phone, on your tablet or on your desktop and see how we've redesigned our website with you in mind. The site uses a responsive design that adjusts to all devices providing easy navigation and a better reading experience.

PlayStation hacking case draws fire from insurance industry backers

By: Judy Greenwald

Published January 29, 2015 - 3:00pm CST

The commercial general liability policy's advertising injury provision was never intended to cover cyber risks, say two insurance organizations in papers filed in connection with litigation in Sony's 2011 PlayStation Network hack.

Fight with employer bars worker from disability benefits

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published January 29, 2015 - 2:51pm CST

An Ohio worker who quit his job on his first day of light-duty work is entitled to workers compensation benefits but not temporary total disability benefits, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled.

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