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Federal guidance on wellness incentives receives qualified welcome

By: Matt Dunning

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Health benefits experts say there are some holes that need to be filled and clarifications that need to be made in long-awaited federal rules that would govern the use of financial incentives in workplace wellness programs.

Greenberg case over AIG takeover questions government reach

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The legal battle pitting former American International Group Inc. Chairman and CEO Maurice R. Greenberg and other AIG stockholders against the government over the terms of AIG's 2008 bailout may — or may not — have lasting significance.

States revise captive insurance rules to win business

By: Jerry Geisel

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

From the newest to the oldest domiciles, at least half a dozen states are amending their captive insurance laws to increase their appeal to current and potential sponsors.

Another suitor creates Bermuda merger triangle

By: Matthew Lerner

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Exor S.p.A.'s $6.4 billion all-cash offer to acquire Bermuda reinsurer PartnerRe Ltd. introduced a new player into the already bustling reinsurance merger and acquisition space that presents a financial alternative to the strategic merger proposed by Axis Capital Holdings Ltd.

Minimum wage increases could hike workers compensation costs

By: Sheena Harrison

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The issue of higher minimum wages is being watched by workers comp experts in the wake of Fight for $15 protests seeking a $15 minimum wage across the U.S., and McDonald's USA L.L.C.'s April announcement that it would raise employee pay to $1 above the locally mandated minimum wage for its corporate stores as of July 1.

Lloyd's syndicates balloon as buyers seek bigger partners

By: Sarah Veysey

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The recent uptick in mergers and acquisitions of Lloyd's of London business is resulting in syndicates that are very large by the market's historical standards.

Business Insurance Women to Watch nominations open for 2015

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Business Insurance has opened nominations for its 2015 Women to Watch awards program, which identifies 25 women leaders doing exceptional work in commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits, and related fields such as law and consulting.

Insurer not liable for settlement made without its permission

By: Judy Greenwald

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

A Georgia Supreme Court ruling that an insurer is not liable for refusing to indemnify a policyholder that settled a case without the insurer's permission is out of step with the vast majority of comparable cases around the country.

Insurers mull proposed cyber rules

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners' cyber security regulatory guidance for the insurance industry is receiving generally positive reviews.

Insurance broker personnel raids may test noncompete clauses

By: Douglas McLeod

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

A flurry of broker poaching lawsuits may show how seriously the industry takes defections, but such suits face a minefield of legal and practical obstacles.

Cost-shifting health care plan strategies can backfire

By: Matt Dunning

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Poorly managed high-deductible health plans may do the very thing they were designed to avoid — increase their sponsoring employers' long-term health care costs.

Risk Manager of the Year® independent panel of judges

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Business Insurance created the Risk Manager of the Year® award in 1977 to increase recognition of the risk management profession and to recognize outstanding performance in the practice of risk management.

Transgender rights emerging as employer issue

By: Judy Greenwald

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Employers who have not already done so need to start thinking about their policies with regard to transgendered individuals, which has become a hot topic based in part on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's interest in the issue.

Business Insurance honors exceptional risk managers for 2015

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Insurance is an important tool for risk managers, but it's far from the only implement that risk managers have at hand. Internal capital management strategies, loss control technology and improved claims management are other risk management devices that can all vastly improve risk management programs.

UP CLOSE: René L. Siemens

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

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